“This flexibility allows teachers to gain access to shared resources and adapt space for small and large groups as well as project-based learning activities.”
Performance and Design
The NanaWall operable glass walls solve a number of issues at once that another product or system could not, according to Cannon Design: The SL45 top-hung system ensures no student will trip between the interior and exterior spaces, ideal for handicapped students. The glass and aluminum system is easy to clean. The acoustics are excellent. And NanaWall is essential for allowing natural daylight to filter into each classroom, in a space with few windows.
The unique glass partition usage reflects the unique teaching techniques at use at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy. “They get direct instruction in one topic, but they go out and apply it in a larger context,” says Trung Le, principal at Cannon Design. “That’s how it will work on the job.”
At the Booker T. Washington school, teachers have the tools to act as facilitators, establishing the necessary foundation so students can engage in higher level questioning, problem solving, collaboration and hands-on-activities.