A coworking classroom utilizes the strategies of successful startup companies such as the use of coworking spaces and agile processes.
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BENEFITS OF COWORKING SPACES
Coworking spaces are all about collaboration and the exchange of resources including knowledge and information. Therefore, coworking spaces can be said to incorporate technical and social benefits. Additionally, the idea of the coworking space was built on five values: community, collaboration, openness, diversity, and sustainability.
Gives a framework for how the groups will interact. This method requires students to plan their projects in advance and allows them to reevaluate their progress along the way as opposed to finding out if they were successful at the end.
Students can utilize the same latest technology used by startup companies such as Trello. Tools like this allow students to be accountable to each other and their teacher like never before.
Students learn interpersonal skills in addition to the academic concepts. These skills include communication, leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, public speaking, and time management.
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Alexis is currently a PhD Candidate at Lamar University in the Global Educational Leadership program. As department chairperson, she teaches high school science and is passionate about creative classroom environments and bringing modern tools and practices to the school environment. She was recently selected to speak at ISTE 2018 on using principles of successful start-up companies in the classroom.
New technology allows students to collaborate in faraway places and even in different time zones.
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“Most educators who have attempted to infuse their instructional activities with edtech have learned the hard way that things do not always go according to plan. But wise educators will turn this into a learning opportunity: the inevitable challenges to getting technology to work properly can become a powerful lesson on adaptability and flexibility that will help students develop these soft skills.”
Dr. Matthew Lynch
Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, & Interdisciplinary Studies and an Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Union University