The environments must be fun, inviting and engaging, they must say something specific about the instructors and learners who will occupy the facility.
Understanding that effective teachers use a vast array of teaching strategies because there is no one, single approach that adapts to all situations. VS recognized that various strategies used in various combinations with various groups and combinations of students will improve learning outcomes.
Less is truly more.
When hand held devices are introduced into a space without replacing or subtracting the antiquated set of tools from the environments, they become more cluttered and cumbersome.
Shift+ is about providing a unique set of tools, enabling the end users to create their own environments. Responding to a multitude of teaching and learning styles simultaneously. Fulfilling the needs of the specific occupants of the space at a precise point in time.
Shift+ is not about reinventing the classroom, it is about blending historic education values and strategies with newly demonstrated pedagogy in the 21st century landscape.