Future Learning Spaces
HCPS Teaching, Learning & Innovation
One project was awarded in Cycle 1 by Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) to provide funding for the Future Learning Spaces pilot. Four classrooms—pre-K (New Bridge Learning Center), elementary (Trevvett), middle (Quioccasin) and high school (Varina)—model instruction that simultaneously engages students face to face, virtual and hybrid. The grant impacts approximately 250 students and teachers. The pilot provides rigorous professional training including:
Camp Promethean: A wide range of courses designed to help instructors best utilize Promethean tools in relevant, cutting-edge ways
Vivi 101: The Vivi wireless presentation solution combines classroom management tools with real-time feedback and lesson delivery to create student-centered learning environments that drive productivity.
Student-Ownership Workshop: Bringing together the educational leaders of each aspect of the Future Learning Spaces grant to workshop initial student owned learning experiences for each classroom. Teachers and ILCs will work with Promethean, Vivi and Henrico professional learning staff to create three lesson starters that promote student-centered learning utilizing the Future Learning Space technology and classroom layout.
Future Learning Space Rehearsal: Dress rehearsal of student-owned learning experiences with a reflective observational team, in preparation for first learning experiences. Teacher and ILCs test lesson starters from the Student-Ownership Workshop and receive feedback from observational team members prior to the start of the school year.
The May 2022 HEF board meeting highlighted the Future Learning Spaces innovative grant project. Project Leader Jon Gregori explained how the PreK, elementary, middle and high school classrooms were transformed into student-centered learning spaces. Quioccasin math teacher Adam Semo reviewed the impact on his middle school students. School board member Kristi Kinsella and HEF staffer Michael Wertz tried out Vivi technology which enabled participants to share their screens.
Funding Amount: $60,285
Number impacted: 250
Grant recipient: Jon Gregori, Innovative Learning Specialist