Why a Studio?
How can your students think outside of the box when they are stuck inside one?
A traditional classroom can be too restrictive for students to fully experience the benefits of project-based learning. Zulama students excel when provided with unique learning spaces that encourage exploration, collaboration, and innovation.
We suggest creating a studio to free your students from the “box” of a traditional classroom. This new space will transport students into the frame of mind to do creative, collaborative, and project-based work.
This doesn’t have to be a project that breaks the bank! It’s amazing what a simple coat of paint and rearranging of furniture can do.
Here are some suggestions to help you create the optimal studio space:
- Divide the room into creative sections (for example: brainstorming, building, playing)
- Each section should allow for collaboration
- Paint the walls in bright, cheery colors
- Create storage space for art materials and unfinished projects
- Table space for students to comfortably design and build projects
- All furniture should be mobile
- No traditional desks allowed!
- Tables for group work and large projects
- Lounging/game playing areas
- An interactive projector
- Laptops/netbooks for freedom of movement
- Wireless internet
- Tables coated with IDEA paint
- Bean bag chairs
- Brightly colored artwork
Here are a few examples of high-quality studio designs.