Design Symposium for Dream Classrooms: Rethinking the Conversation on Space

Wednesday, February 20 | 10:45AM–11:30AM PT | San Simeon, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
What would happen if instructors were asked to design the classroom of their dreams? Indiana University faculty were asked that and other questions when they participated in a 2018 classroom design symposium. The symposium, presented through IU's Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, brought together a diverse group of faculty to brainstorm design concepts for new learning spaces. The resulting designs were broadly shared and have already influenced conversations about space with many university stakeholders. In this session, you will experience the symposium and discuss how you might implement the same approach on your own campus.

Outcomes: Identify ways to engage instructors in conversation about learning spaces Identify strategies for connecting those who teach in classrooms with those who design classrooms * Acquire symposium documents to stage a similar event on your campus * Share ideas about classroom design on your campus with other session participants


  • Tracey Birdwell

    Program Director - Mosaic Initiative, Indiana University
  • Kelly Scholl

    Principal Active Learning Specialist, Indiana University Bloomington

Resources & Downloads

  • Design Symposium for Dream Classrooms Rethinking the Conversation on Space

    Updated on 11/26/2019
  • Design Symposium for Dream Classrooms Event Summary and Resource Document

    Updated on 11/26/2019