Ector County Independent School District

Animation Explanation:

·         This video shows two classroom layouts.  Both layouts represent an entire grade level (i.e. second grade).

·         The classroom configuration on the left is the design for the new elementary schools. 

·         The classroom configuration on the right represents a more traditional design of a school.

·         The colored round dots represent students assigned to a specific classroom/teacher.

·         The colored square dots represent the teacher.

·         Both classroom configurations are for a grade level with five (5) classrooms/teachers.

·         The bottom right shows a running clock of the school day.

·         The bottom center shows a running explanation of the periods throughout the day.


·         Things to look for in the design of the new school conceptual floor plan as compared to the traditional school floor plan:

·         Different size learning environments:  Classroom size spaces to small individual learning spaces

·         Unique and moveable furniture

·         Private space for teachers to collaborate and relax

·         Space designed for student collaboration and exploration

·         Ample restrooms

·         Dramatically more student movement

·         Walls that move to create different size and configuration of space as needed

·         Enhanced opportunities for student and teacher collaboration and socialization


·         This animation could only be created with the early input from the ECISD Curriculum Department, administrators and teachers.

·         A mock schedule was created for the school and grade level.

·         Thought was given to specific needs of subject areas, team teaching opportunities and unique areas of need for ECISD.

·         This schedule was provided to the architectural team (PSC) to assure that the approved design met our educational needs FIRST.

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