OUR CALENDAR CHIARAVALLE MONTESSORI SCHOOLTuesday, October 2 Monday, October 8 Thursday, October 25 Thursday, November 29Early & Lower Technical survey of building Student design Community Workshopelementary shadow, Tuesday, October 9 workshophangout, interviews Town Hall, Board meeting OCTOBER NOVEMBER DEC/JAN Wednesday, October 3 Friday, October 12 Tuesday, November 15 December/January 2013 Upper elementary Process presentation Educator and Staff Scenarios & refinement shadow, hangout, & parent coffee hour working meeting interviews Friday, October 12 Middle school shadow, hangout, interviews
GOALS FOR TODAY• Present what we’ve learned from Discovery so far• See you apply emerging themes• Hear your reactions (survey if leave early)• Use your design challenge concepts to begin to define the space program
Education is a natural processcarried out by the human individual,and is acquired not by listening towords, but by experiences in theenvironment.MARIA MONTESSORI
UNCOVERING PATTERNS & OPPORTUNITIES OBSERVATION &it was raining! SHADOWING
DISCOVERY THROUGH DISCUSSION INTERVIEWS & COFFEE HOURS
Empower Achieve ReimagineMONTESSORI DESIGN PROGRAM PRINCIPLES GOALS AREAS
MONTESSORI PRINCIPLES Prepared Environment Independent Children Follow the Child Process-based Grace and Courtesy Conceptual and Physical
EMERGING DESIGN GOALS 1. Ease transitions for students 2. Support independence in students 3. Welcome families 4. Celebrate the Chiaravalle community
AchieveDESIGN Ease transitionsGOALS As students venture outside of their classrooms Continue to ‘follow the child’ and “[Specials] is one of my hardest create a prepared environment parts of the day. It doesn’t feel throughout the school as well as in the Montessori at all. It’s very directed and orderly and puts us classroom all in a different place, which of course affects the children.” Target experiences: • Learning in transition spaces • Waiting • Supports to guide students • Prepping the room IMAGE • Pick up/drop off
AchieveDESIGN Support independence in studentsGOALS As they take on self-directed learning Provide tools for independent “Children are so persistent if we exploration. Create flexibility for leave them alone – they’re little different types of use. Honor learning scientists” spaces as the students’ domain. Target experiences: • Outfit space to the scale of a child • Design for independent navigation of tools • Consider boundaries between IAGE parent space and learning space
AchieveDESIGN Welcome and extend an invitationGOALS to current and prospective families How can the family-centered culture “As much as this is a learning expand to support parents as they exploration for the child, it also is learn about Montessori and consider for the parent” the progression through Chiaravalle? Target experiences: • Capitalize on moments with families during pick up/drop off • Design places for parent gathering • Create opportunities for parents to engage in their child’s learning outside the classroom
AchieveDESIGN Celebrate Chiaravalle communityGOALS Across classrooms and age levels Create a unified identity that “Give them opportunity to enter champions compassionate peer into their own development, but learning and the Montessori also the development of their community” philosophy. Target experiences: • Design for beneficial exchange between age groups • Honor each level and celebrate the progression as a child gets older IMAGE • Create tangible identity by showcasing what defines Chiaravalle Montessori School
PROGRAM AREAS instead of using nouns to design…GymLearning Resource RoomsPerformance AreaKitchen and CaféMeeting SpaceOutdoor AreaEntry
PROGRAM AREAS …we use verbs Movement and Play One-on-one Instruction Peer Exchange Eating Greeting Celebrating Hosting
DESIGN CHALLENGE ACTIVATEUse verbs to describe an ideal Chiaravalle thatexcellently lives up to your assigned design goal.1. Read over your assigned design goal2. Choose/generate verbs that support your goal3. Arrange the verbs in a bubble diagram to imagine how the school can better live up to your goal4. Present!
DESIGN CHALLENGE ACTIVATEConsider:• How is the design goal applied?• Who is participating? (students, teachers, staff, families)• What happens where? Name clusters of verbs.• What technology could be incorporated to help facilitate the goal?