Penn State’s Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design (C-PAD) and Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) invite the University community to explore its recently renovated experimental classroom in Borland 113. The open house will take place Monday, October 21 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The space is part of Penn State’s growing catalogue of active-learning, experimental rooms that research various teaching methods and how they impact learning. C-PAD’s new teaching lab is unique because it is designed specifically to support coursework related to design, visual arts, and performing arts.
Its features include; an observation room where pre-service teachers or other instructors can view classes in real-time; tailored technology such as theatrical lighting, surround sound, and an interactive display for sharing graphic designs; and flexible furniture like height-adjustable tables on wheels with writable, flip-top surfaces.
Penn State faculty are invited to attend the open house to learn more about the room’s features and what active-learning spaces, such as the teaching lab, are capable of accomplishing.