Dr. Christina Counts has her eyes on the prize—more flexible, collaborative learning spaces. In this episode VP of Strategy and Development for MiEN Environments shares her ideas on how to make that happen this fall while at the same time keeping both students and teachers safe. Plus: Rethinking learning spaces at home.

Dr. Counts has worked in education for over 17 years with experience as a classroom teacher, district instructional leader, school administrator, and digital and innovative learning designer. In her most recent position, Christina leads a team of professionals that support schools making the transition to a flexible, collaborative, & student-centered learning space.  She holds a doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership, National Board certified, and Google & Apple certified. Dr. Counts envisions a learning space in which educators are empowered to transform education through design, technology and innovative instructional pedagogy to create learners ready for any future.

Topics include:

  • The importance of surface materials in cleaning and disinfecting learning spaces in schools during COVID-19
  • Designing for healthy and functional learning spaces – really the idea around the 6 foot classroom and tips for district and school leaders that must be adopted as they shift learning space design related to learning in the time of a global pandemic
  • And of course schools are opening – so what are some things districts can do to maximize learning in all areas of a school – from the cafeteria to makerspaces to media centers

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