Way To Grow Learning and Development Center
What is an Open Center?
Understanding the Meaning and Benefits
What is an Open Center ?
Student Directed Learning
Flexible Classrooms (adjustable layout based on needs)
Progressive and Creative Teachers
Not a Fixed Style of Classroom
Nooks and Crannies that Allow Groups to Break into Smaller Working and Discussion Groups
Collaborative Teaching Models (knowing what works and doesn't work for groups of children based on observations of previous classrooms)
Children Develop Positive Attitude Towards School
Positive Attitude Towards Themselves
Higher Productive Thinking (Creativity) Scores
Gains a Sense of Personal Achievement
Increased Test Scores
Increased Social Behavior
Child/Teacher Connection is Greater
Collaboration with Peers
Teams of Teachers Who Engage in Shared Problem Solving and Improving Each Other's Skills
What Does this Type of Learning Look Like?
Small Groups Working Together Building Trust and a Sense of Belonging
Multiple Activities Going on at the Same Time
Students Choose Their "Interest Centers"
Teacher Directed Open Ended Questions with Ample Time for Children to Work Towards the Answers
Student Led Art Projects
Family Style, Home Cooked, Meals and Snacks
Teachers Engage with Each Group to Assist and Ask Higher Order Thinking Questions
Circle Time is Directed Based on the Students Interest and Attention
Open Classroom Teaching
The open classroom model will help your young learner:
Have Better Interpersonal Communication Skills
Better Problem Solving Skills
Self Directed Learning Strategies
Sense of Personal Responsibility
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