LEARNING SPACES RE-DEFINED
Planning a space that lends itself to Active Learning is essential in providing students with an authentic experience on working and collaborating in the "real world". All space is designed with curriculum in mind. What is needed to move learning forward? How can the space drive learning? At Father Lopez Catholic High School, we push that envelope where ever possible. Our campus is truly our playground. Learning happens, not only in the classroom, but beyond the walls. From our T.E.A.L. lab to our Makerspace; from our Media Suite to our outdoor Garden Plaza, learning is encouraged and inspired by physical experiences and opportunities to explore real world problem solving.
Our Maker Space is a large area set-up to allow students to explore, be innovative and unique. The area boasts a 3-D computer, and printer, robotics, electronics, fashion design, a full photo studio, drawing/architecture, a flight simulator and music creation materials. All projects are designed, and created by students in an open lab environment.
T.E.A.L. Lab (Technology Enabled Active Learning)
Modelled after M.I.T. and the University of North Carolina, Our TEAL labs offer all of the technology and space needed to work collaboratively, and fosters communication, problem based learning.The space was designed by Principal, Pat La Morte. Pat has designed over 25 spaces in the country, many of them for the Diocese of Orlando's schools. TEAL was originally called SCALE-UP (NCU) and provided an alternative model to traditional lecture halls.
Organized and maintained by our student 4H club and our Environmental Science classes, our outdoor gardens are becoming a huge hit on campus. The front bed is a produce garden which helps feed the local food pantries, and the second one is a butterfly garden. Students, as well as their moderator, Mrs. Blais, spend countless hours maintaining and most improtantly, learning.
Our newest space is focused on teacher training. The new Professional learning Colaboritive Hub is our center for teacher training. We will have Lunch and learns, 1 to 1 training, group trainings and lesson designs. Click on the image below and drag your mouse left or right to look around. Any questions about the PLC-Hub contact our Director of Innovation and Learning, Mrs. Jennifer Baselice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLCHS new PLC-Hub - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA