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Making Space for the Unknown Future

How can a space lead faculty to think entrepreneurially about what takes place in their classroom? What kinds of classrooms and environments excite faculty to create new learning experiences that are engaging and relevant for their students and themselves? Case studies from Stanford University illustrate how the in-person classroom is evolving beyond the lecture to engage external partners in projects, realize experiential learning, and leverage the flipped classroom, social media and mobile devices. We’ll explore how the physical space is more than just a backdrop for classroom activities; the room plays a number of roles to help the faculty move the experience, curriculum and the learning forward. This interactive workshop will challenge participants to grapple with how learning environments are evolving to create novel and optimized experiences for both teachers and learners.