The teachers at Salemburg Elementary School requested a new facility that would help them teach in the way that children learn. It is important that students be motivated to analyze problems, formulate creative solutions and communicate ideas verbally and with a variety of media. The teachers felt this was best accomplished in an environment that provides for a variety ASSOCIATED FIRM CAPACITY825COST PER SQ FT$95.00FEATURED IN1999 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassroomsSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress small and large groups, individual instruction and solitary exploration. The resulting building features: Academic clusters. The cluster concept facilitates a variety of instructional strategies and student-grouping methodologies. It also provides a learning environment characterized by flexibility, a sense of community, and a safe, well-supervised environment; Instructional spaces. The basic organizational unit is a cluster of general-purpose classrooms organized around a learning commons and resource rooms. Small group rooms are shared between classrooms; Shared spaces. These include special-education classrooms; media center; visual- and performing-arts classrooms; physical-education; administrative and guidance, and cafeteria. These areas are organized between academic clusters.
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