Monday, August 23rd, the School of Education rolled out the first of our two new Agile Classrooms. Classes are being held in the newly renovated Peabody 2040 this semester, and the renovations to Peabody G010 will be completed in the coming weeks. Faculty and instructors teaching in 2040 this semester are working closely with EdIT to pilot and test the technology. There are several pieces still being ironed out, but the spaces will be like no other on campus!
About the School of Education Agile Classrooms
School of Education Agile Classrooms are designed to facilitate high quality instruction for both in-person and HyFlex classes. Each classroom is setup the same way, with eight screens (two per wall), built in Zoom functionality, a variety of input options, and mobile furniture to facilitate breakout discussions.
The piece that makes our Agile Classrooms stand out, is the ability to facilitate breakout discussion between both in-person and remote participants. In each room, three of the eight screens are configured to leverage Zoom independently. This gives instructors the ability to include remote participants in three of the different breakout discussions happening in-person.
Agile Classroom Guides
School Agile Classrooms | Comprehensive Guide
This guide is designed to be a comprehensive overview of all features of the Agile Classrooms.
School Agile Classrooms | Task-Based Guide
This guide is designed to help you walk through specific tasks you’d like to accomplish in the Agile Classrooms.
We will also build a guide specifically around HyFlex breakout discussions, but that functionality is untested and the logistics of coordination are yet to be defined.
Agile Classrooms Information Session
Be on the lookout for an invitation to information sessions about the Agile Classrooms later in the semester, once everything has been sufficiently tested and documented!