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Academics
Technology

21st Century Classrooms

In 2014, Dana Hall transformed two learning spaces into 21st century classrooms. The rooms were built to facilitate student and teacher collaboration and connecting in the classroom and around the world. These educational spaces also encourage student-centered, media-driven and personalized learning.
THE KEY ELEMENTS OF A 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM ARE:
  • Comfortable
  • Technology-rich
  • Ample electrical outlets
  • Varied, high-quality, controllable lighting
  • Encourage active collaboration
  • Attention to acoustics
  • Furniture that supports collaboration
  • Offer easy access to teachers and students all around the world
  • Technology that allows students and teachers to extend beyond the walls of the classroom

20th Century 

21st Century


School/habitat

fixed place global place


Teacher

one expert expert teacher, coaches, mentors, peers & self


Knowledge

finite unlimited


Curriculum

limited by cost; 
textbook-driven 
open platforms, 
research driven


Technology

print is dominant;
interactive/static
multiple media;
adaptive, dynamic


Literacies

reading, writing 
& math
+info, media, visual, digital, global, emotional
& physical

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM

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  • Western Civilization

    Favorite Dana Class
  • Common Ground

    Favorite Place On Campus
  • 9th Grade Retreat

    Favorite Dana Memory

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  • Testimonials - Julia

    “At the retreat in 9th grade, there were so many girls from all different parts of the world who I couldn't wait to meet.”
    - Julia ’16