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Dare to Learn Differently

How to Set Up Your Classroom as an Innovative Learning Environment
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Created by Anthony Breese
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up your classroom as an innovative learning environment.
  • Flip your classroom timetable so that children are managing their own learning.
  • Enhance time management and student agency within the classroom.
  • Create an inquiry driven curriculum.
  • Use a Learning Management System as a tool to support learning.
  • Use different technologies to enhance learning in the classroom.
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  • Have an open mind and be willing to innovate their classrooms.


An Innovative Learning Environment is the physical, social and pedagogical context that continues to evolve in relation to it’s students. It is a future thinking space that gives students the skills adapt to any environment. An innovative Learning Environment gives more control to the student, allowing them more freedom to learn for themselves, cooperatively and in their unique style.


Anthony Breese, an experienced New Zealand educator will take you through the steps you need to take to develop an Innovative Learning environment.

Dare to Learn Differently is a step by step course to support you in your classroom transformation. Dare your kids to learn differently in your classroom this year. Let your children take more control of their own learning, develop student agency, and innovate your teaching space.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for primary or secondary school teachers who want to be future focussed in their classrooms.
  • This course is for teacher trainees who want to enter the classroom as an innovator of learning.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Getting Started
1 Lecture 05:21

Hi there, and welcome to your first slic.nz workshop, "How to Set Up Your Classroom as an Innovative Learning Environment".

In this video you will learn to...

  • How to change your classroom layout.
  • Create different learning spaces to meet the individual needs of your students.

Watch the video and follow the steps provided. There is also a handy "Spaces contract" you can use with your students to help you with the control of your different learning spaces.

Preview 05:21
Let's Flip Your Timetable
3 Lectures 27:35

Hi there and welcome to this slic.nz workshop, "How to Use Google Calendar"

In this video you will learn to...

  • Use Google Calendar.
  • Add an event to Google Calendar.
  • Share your calendar with others.

Also, after you have learnt the basics, grab my Google Calendar cheat sheet to support your learning

How to Use Google Calendar

Hi there and welcome to "Using Appointment Slots in Google Calendar".

In this video you will learn to...

  • Create an appointment slot in Google Calendar.
  • Use appointment slots in the classroom.

Using Appointment Slots in Google Calendar
Time Management
2 Lectures 11:56

Hi there and welcome to this slic.nz workshop, "Time Management".

In this video you will learn to...

  • Introduce the concept of 'Time Management' to your classroom.
  • The children will create 'To Do' lists to manage their time effectively.
  • The best tips and tricks for children to manage their time. 

There is also a handy time management poster for you to use in your classroom.

Let's Create a To Do List

Use this video when to introducing 'Time Management' in your classroom.

Time Management for Kids
Innovative Inquiry Learning
1 Lecture 11:58

Hi there and welcome to this slic.nz workshop on "Innovative Inquiry and Student Agency".

In this video you will learn to...

  • Use Inquiry Learning to teach in an Innovative Learning Environment.
  • Introduce the D.R.E.A.M model. 
  • Create a sense of 'Student Agency'.
  • Create collaborative teams within your classroom.
  • Give purpose to your students by engaging the outside world.

Also, check out "Dreams I'm Keen On" sheet that the children can write directly on using google drawing.

Innovative Inquiry and Student Agency
Using a Matrix to Focus Student Learning and Achievement
3 Lectures 09:57

Hi there and welcome to this slic.nz workshop, "Create Student Agency Using a Learning Matrix".

In this video you will learn to...

  • Create 'Student Agency' within your classroom.
  • Use a Learning Matrix in an Innovative Learning Environment. 
  • The GREEN, BLUE, RED system.
  • Evidence based assessment and linking evidence to a learning matrix.
  • Various ways to show evidence
Creating Student Agency

This slic.nz video, "How to Link Your Evidence", is to show you and your classroom children, how to link their evidence using Google Docs. Feel free to use this in your class. It may take your children a few goes to get it right, so give it time.

It is also available to youtube for easy access


How to Link Your Evidence

Topic Maths Matrix Level 1 - 4
Using a LMS (Learning Management System)
1 Lecture 07:49

You've done well to get this far...you're on fire! Are you ready to take on a Learning Management System?

In this video you will learn...

  • Why use a Learning Management System?
  • How to set up your Learning Management System. 
  • Feed your children their learning through Google Classroom.
How to Use Google Classroom as a LMS
Using Technologies as a Learning Tool
1 Lecture 13:10

Outstanding effort! Lets take the next step by learning how to Use Technology as an Authentic Learning Tool.

In this video you will learn to...

  • Use the SAMR model as a way to measure your technology effectiveness. 
  • Use technology as an authentic learning tool. 
  • Use technology with an intergrated inquiry approach
Using Technology as an Authentic Learning Tool
Let's Review
1 Lecture 04:48

Nice work! To make it to the end of any course is a huge achievement. All there is left to do is to look back at all the work you have done. You can watch the video and then use the Innovate Learning poster I have created to help you continue your journey.

In this video you will...

  • Review all the workshops you have completed.
Let's Review
About the Instructor
Anthony Breese
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Primary School Teacher/Educational Consultant

Anthony is an experienced educator teaching for 18 years in New Zealand as well as schools in England. Anthony has extensive educational delivery experience in the area of Innovative Learning and ICT as a primary school teacher and currently acts as a consultant supporting schools in innovative learning. His teaching techniques are innovative and engaging for students, teaching literacy and numeracy using technology as a tool to enhance learning. 

Anthony has successfully flipped his own class, so all the workshops are based not on theory, but real tried and true classroom experiences. 


...creates innovative learning programmes and assessment tasks to meet student individual needs and the New Zealand Curriculum.

...is part of DigEd (Dunedin Innovators Group).

...has been a speaker at the DigEd Ignite 2017 Conference.

...has development of Google site and Google Classroom to support learning.

...uses Hapara’s Dashboard for management of student documents.

...Develops online learning material using software such as Google, Minecraft, YouTube, Hype, Anime Studio, Prezi, Pixelmator, Affinity Designer.

...mentors Teachers from around New Zealand.

So come and join me innovating and taking your classroom to the next level.