21st Century Student Learning

We invite you to visit our classrooms via videos and presentations to learn more about District 64's rich, rigorous academic program and positive learning environment designed to inspire every child to discover, learn, achieve, and care.

The Power of Place

  • At the October 24, 2016 Board of Education meeting, Mary Jane Warden, Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology, shared her presentation on Designing Classroom Environments For Future-Ready Learning. In conjunction with tours of the new D.E.N. and Active Learning Room 211, Ms. Warden guided the audience through the background and the path to creating these innovative spaces.


The D.E.N. Project

  • Lincoln Middle School unveiled its newly refurbished Discover-Empower-Network (DEN) broadcasting studios, adjacent innovation lab and learning lounge at the October 24, 2016 Board of Education meeting. A $55,000 grant of furnishings from Bretford helped District 64 achieve this vision of a flexible learning environment.



Active Learning Space (Room 211)

  • Funded by a 2016 ELF grant, Lincoln Middle School transformed Room 211 into an active, flexible learning environment offering multiple learning configurations to accommodate the many ways students today create, collaborate, communicate and engage in critical thinking in their learning. The Board toured the space at the October 24, 2016 meeting.


Co-Teaching to Better Meet Student Needs

  • Roosevelt School shared their success with co-teaching at the September 26, 2016 Board of Education meeting. In a co-teaching setting, two teachers share instructional responsibilities for a group of students, including both general and special education. Having two teachers in the classroom generates opportunities for differentiation to meet the needs of all learners.



21st Century Learning Spaces & 2nd Grade Furniture

  • Washington School at the August 22, 2016 Board of Education meeting spotlighted two new 21st century learning spaces created due to the addition of a secured vestibule and office reconfiguration. Separately, Grade 2 also received new furniture designed to facilitate flexible learning arrangements and better meet student needs.




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