ECISD 21st Century Animation Review

ECISD 21st Century School Design

  • Animation Explanation:

    This video shows two classroom layouts.  Both layouts represent an entire grade level (i.e. second grade).

    • The classroom configuration on the left is the design for the new elementary schools. 
    • The classroom configuration on the right represents a more traditional design of a school.
    • The colored round dots represent students assigned to a specific classroom/teacher.
    • The colored square dots represent the teacher.
    • Both classroom configurations are for a grade level with five (5) classrooms/teachers

    The bottom right shows a running clock of the school day.

    The bottom center shows a running explanation of the periods throughout the day.

    Things to look for in the design of the new school conceptual floor plan as compared to the traditional school floor plan:

    • Different size learning environments:  Classroom size spaces to small individual learning spaces
    • Unique and moveable furniture
    • Private space for teachers to collaborate and relax
    • Space designed for student collaboration and exploration
    • Ample restrooms
    • Dramatically more student movement
    • Walls that move to create different size and configuration of space as needed
    • Enhanced opportunities for student and teacher collaboration and socialization

    This animation could only be created with the early input from the ECISD Curriculum Department, administrators and teachers.

    • A mock schedule was created for the school and grade level.
    • Thought was given to specific needs of subject areas, team teaching opportunities and unique areas of need for ECISD.
    • This schedule was provided to the architectural team (PSC) to assure that the approved design met our educational needs FIRST.