The Collaboratory

Denver Public Schools and the Gates Foundation asked us to develop a prototype classroom for 21st century learning. Kurani transformed a standard public school classroom into a model for how schools can create empowering environments.

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How the design works
The classroom supports the collaborative moments in a project-based curriculum.  The reconfigurable furniture, interactive learning tools, and graphics encourage students to work together and learn from peers.

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Our prototype includes

  • 5 unique learning spaces, each supporting different learning and teaching styles
  • ability to reconfigure layout for fluid group sizes, from individual work up to group of 30 students
  • multimedia panels for interactive collaboration, engagement, and learning
  • Skype setup to connect students with experts from around the world
  • messy zone for students who want to learn by making and doing
  • locally fabricated furniture and learning tools
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