#peel21st Twitter Chat : Learning Spaces in the 21st Century

Last week the word went out to #peel21st followers that we would be holding a chat focusing on “Learning Spaces in the 21st Century”

I was excited to gather some input for evolving some of the empty spaces at Countryside Village and a twitter chat would be an excellent place to acquire this input.  With anticipation Tina, EricaMelanie and I shared a discussion through email about the Q’s that would guide our chat.  The concern, could we distract Teachers from deadlines, due dates and report cards?  I would say that we were successful with an enticing conversation about learning spaces.

The discussion began with introductions and the question…

and so…

along with discussions about comfy furniture with build in charging capabilities, fluid spaces, 3d printers, 1-1 devices, large windows, outdoor spaces….the conversation about 21st century spaces was a buzz.

We then tossed in a poll, 1-1 Computer Labs? Yay or Nay.  Consensus, not really the group participating were split.

And then…


Q3 brought us to…

Lots of discussion focused on promoting, and fostering learning for the sake of learning, self-guided exploration, inquiry, creativity, sharing, authenticity, play, accountability, expectations, learning goals, etc.

and the evening wrapped up with…

and our #peel21st Tweeps shared…

What a great chat.  

It has certainly left my mind a buzz as I consider the direction for my space.  Will it be #makerspace, #fluidcommons or a #mix….I would love your input.

Posted on January 28, 2015, in #peel21st Twitter Chats, Home and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Looks like a good chat! Very sorry I missed it- if your looking for resources of learning spaces you may want to look over my blog dedicated to it: makespace4learning.com


  2. Reblogged this on 1B4E – Shivonne Lewis-Young and commented:
    Sad to have missed this awesome #peel21st chat but proud of my partner in crime for co-moderating it!


  3. Great summary! I really enjoyed the conversational nature of the chat. I’m finding twitter to be increasingly one-directional – but that’s a whole other topic 🙂

    It’s certainly exciting to have a blank canvas and be able to create something with a new school. I’ve been in my space for a little over a year, and the good news is that it evolves. I’m constantly finding new and better ideas and I don’t feel committed or stuck to any one “identity” for the space. It’s certainly not practical to completely reinvent the wheel all the time – but things can & do flex.


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