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Building Classrooms for the Future: Lessons Learned PROCEEDINGS

, Montclair State University ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


After spending three years, thrity-two meetings and fifteen construction tours conceptualizing, designing, re-designing, building, testing and now utilizing three distinctive “Classrooms of the Future”, I now fully understand the meaning and purpose of these instructional spaces. While we thought the gadgets and gizmos we spent a lot of money installing in these classrooms made them futuristic, we quickly learned it was the attention paid to making them flexible and adaptable that ultimately earned them the badge of being “Classrooms for the Future”. This poster, through photo's, virtual tours and video clips, details my experience and discusses the lessons I learned while designing and building three highly mediated instructional spaces that are capable of accommodate current pedagogies and associated instructional technologies as well as those which have not yet been developed.


Festa, G. (2007). Building Classrooms for the Future: Lessons Learned. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1138-1139). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2018 from .