This is the open source design page for creating an all-ages learning space based on the combined principles of Montessori, Waldorf, Orff, Reggio, Multi-Intelligence, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Study Tech, and Imagine Wisdom Education. We call this the Ultimate Classroom and it is designed to stimulate ideas for your own educational environment or for use as complete building blueprints and setup plans. These plans will evolve as needed for building a complete Highest Good Education school on the One Community property. The complete school model will start with one non-permanent structure and expand to multiple classrooms as needed. As we develop this first structure and others later, we will use this page to open source share all aspects of the design, development, licensing and permitting, expansion, setup, etc. through multi-media presentations for easy viewing, downloading, duplication, and modification.
This page contains the following sections:
The Ultimate Classroom is the physical space (buildings, rooms, etc.) we are designing to host the Highest Good education program. We will open source share the complete design, build, and evolution of this educational space as part of our global transformation and sharing strategy. We are also designing our educational “day” and entire development environment to invite children who demonstrate enough maturity to be safe and proactive to participate in hands-on building and daily operation activities at One Community.
Open source developing the ultimate learning environment is part of One Community’s strategy for positive and permanent global transformation for The Highest Good of All because we recognize the up-and-coming generations as our future. To support them as best we can is to support ourselves and all that come after us. Designing and free-sharing this classroom is purposed to stimulate ideas for new-paradigm learning and provide a complete and duplicable model for anyone interested in a community operated education model.
The Ultimate Classroom is designed to use a Projection Dome for the primary structure. These domes are most commonly used for promotional events and festivals and allow for 360 degree projections on the the ceiling and walls of the dome, can be set up in a day by two people, and are considered temporary structures that may not need permitting in many locations. Here’s an image showing what is possible with these projection domes:
Our classroom design using these domes includes elevating the entire dome and adding a central loft. The central loft provides meeting space on top, play space below, and a mounting place for the projector so projections happen above the main classroom spaces around the perimeter of the structure. This means shadow-free projection and more classroom space.
The classroom design also includes different colored and themed sections representing all the colors of the rainbow (Idea source was I-WE). This is purposed to create a stimulating, captivating, beautiful, and effective learning environment for all ages, covering all traditional subject matter, and a broad diversity of additional subjects and topics too. We discuss each of these rooms here:
We will add the actual blueprints, complete design and construction details, pictures, videos, cost analysis, and all other classroom specifics to this page as they become available.
The red room stands for life, vitality, strength, and physical nature of all things. This themed area will include a climbing and exercising component, percussion instruments, and animal pictures and elements. The subject of Health will also be a focus of this room. See these curriculum sections for ideas related to this room: Mindfulness and Fun, and Interconnectedness and Our Relationship to All Things See also: Health
The orange room represents emotional growth and development. It is about understanding and exploring our feelings and responses to experiences and each other. It is also about learning to express feelings through language, art, and dance. The subject of Language Arts will also be a focus of this room. See these curriculum sections for ideas related to this room: Diversity, Differences, and Similarities, and Communication and Language Skills See also: English
The yellow room is about peaceful leadership, sharing, self esteem, respect for others, self-control, self-discipline, calmness, and initiative. This room will contain collaborative and cooperative tools, toys, and games. The subject of Math will also be a focus of this room. See these curriculum sections for ideas related to this room: Knowledge and Wisdom, Collaboration and Cooperation, and Sharing, Giving, and Receiving, and Honesty and Integrity See also: Math
The green room is about nature, ecological systems, and our interaction and connection with both. It is also about our connections to one another as parts of the human ecological system, and how these systems are interdependent. The subject of Science will also be a focus of this room. See these curriculum sections for ideas related to this room: Interconnectedness and Our Relationship to All Things and Love, Connection, and Compassion See also: Science
The blue room stands for communication, empathy, feelings, and the ability to express oneself. This room (along with the indigo room) will contain computers, tablets, and other technology for accessing the internet and multi-media creation. Learning aids and books in this room will focus on communication and multi-media expression. The subject of Technology and Innovation will also be a focus of this room. See these curriculum sections for ideas related to this room: Communication and Language Skills and Community, Family, and Social Skills See also: Technology and Innovation
The indigo room represents global and historical perspectives and celebrating diversity. This room (like the blue room) will contain computers, tablets, and other technology for accessing the internet. Learning aids and books in this room will focus on history and different cultures and cultural practices. The subject of Social Science will also be a focus of this room. See these curriculum sections for ideas related to this room: Contribution, Global Perspective, and Social Science, Diversity, Differences, and Similarities, and Freedom and Celebrating Other Perspectives See also: Social Science
The violet room represents imagination, self-expression, and personal enrichment. Learning aids in this area will include a stage, costumes, and props. Books in this area will revolve around theater, arts, music, different trade skills, and self development. The subjects of Arts/Music and Trades and Values will also be a focus of this room. See these curriculum sections for ideas related to this room: Mindfulness and Fun and Collaboration and Cooperation See also: Arts/Music and Trades and Values
Here are some general classroom design guidelines from our research into the most prominent progressive education methodologies in the world:
R: Red Room | O: Orange Room | Y: Yellow Room | G: Green Room | B: Blue Room | I: Indigo Room | V: Violet Room
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Open source developing an all-ages learning environment that is more engaging, beautiful, fun, and comprehensive is part of One Community’s strategy for positive and permanent global transformation for The Highest Good of All. This page will share the details of creating such an environment, eventually including actual blueprints, complete design and construction details, pictures, videos, cost analysis, and all other classroom specifics needed for duplication. Our purpose for creating this is to provide a new-paradigm learning environment for community sponsored schools.
Q: How do you intend to provide classroom construction blueprints?
Our current plan for our initial Ultimate Classroom is a 30’ diameter project dome, a dome size that will easily meet our initial class size of 10 children. A dome this size will provide 700 square feet of learning space with the ability to project any scene we want on the entire inside (360 degrees) of the dome. These domes can be constructed in less than a day by a team of several people. They are also classified as a “non-permanent structure” for permitting reasons, but we’ll make it a permanent and permitted structure as quickly as possible. When we purchase this dome and set it up, we will provide complete purchasing, construction, and cost analysis details. Permitted plans will also be provided as soon as we have a permitted structure.