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ECISD 21st Century School Design

ECISD 21st Century School Design

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.