About Room 21
Room 21®is an online environment designed to address the challenge of integrating 21st century strategies and technologies into teacher instruction and student learning. In Room 21®students can achieve proficiency with any curriculum content area using 21st Century strategies for learning that are designed to support critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and project based learning. Each student will analyze data or digital content, collaborate with their community, synthesize a project, and then evaluate learning. The entire learning process is facilitated in the online community of Room 21®.
The focus of Room 21® is to develop an "ecosystem for learning." Peers, parents, teachers, and administrators all support the learning process through seamless collaboration and ongoing support of the student's learning.
The Room 21® learning platform will:
Increase student engagement by providing relevant tools and learning opportunities with email, blogging, video, collaboration tools, music composition, and goal setting.
Encourage students to set goals and monitor their own progress.
Provide a structure for student learning support with teachers, parents, and peers having "anytime" access to student progress.
Assess learning, entrepreneurship, and creativity.
Promote parental involvement by creating and fostering school-to-parent communities, student-to-parent relationships, and parent-to-parent communities.
- Provide personalized learning by:
- Addressing multiple learning styles by using interactive and multi-media content
- Developing a community of learning that includes groups, parents, teachers, and counselors
- Providing access to learning materials anytime and anywhere