Orange Unified School District 21st Century Pilot Classroom

October 3, 2014

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) planned pilot project classrooms for the 21st Century learning in collaboration with Orange Unified School District (OUSD) and four furniture manufacturers: Smith System, Steelcase, MoorCo and VS America who made generous donations of their time and either discounted or loaned their products to help make these fast track projects a reality. In this video Mrs. Mull who teaches digital learning and Junior and Senior English classes at El Modena High School explains how the new environment and technology have helped her facilitate collaborative and project based learning.

Teachers and students at OUSD will "test-drive" the newly configured spaces which facilitate multiple ways of learning, thinking beyond the limitations of their current classrooms. Over the next year, following each semester, user groups will complete surveys as part of a post occupancy evaluation. The community will see firsthand how flexible learning spaces benefit their students as they look ahead to a bond election next November to improve thier schools.