Chris Raymaakers

Middle School Deputy Principal Singapore American School

Chris Raymaakers has been working at Singapore American School since 2007. During that time, he has been a middle school science and math teacher and now serves as one of the deputy principals in the middle school. Before coming to Singapore, Chris taught both science and math at Taipei American School, and prior to moving overseas, Chris worked in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

In the last five years, Chris has been involved in many aspects of innovative space design including choosing an architectural firm, designing the physical spaces, and working closely with teachers to help match physical spaces to instructional practice. During this time, Chris has been involved in the design of multiple flexible learning spaces and is excited to share what he has learned through this iterative process. 


Monday, August 26th, 2019

4:30 PM Workshop D: Transforming Learning Spaces to Enhance Student Learning

During this interactive workshop, the facilitators will share how Singapore American School is transforming traditional classroom spaces into more flexible learning environments that meet a wide variety of student learning needs and programs. In addition, workshop participants will begin to explore their own beliefs about learning spaces and how these beliefs influence the final design.  Participants will also look at different ways to approach renovating existing spaces in shorter time frames in order to minimise the disruption to student learning.
Key Learning Outcomes:
·         Designing new collaborative areas with flexibility in mind
·         Clearly defining the desired outcomes of the new space and determining ways to gather evidence
·         Engaging with stakeholders during the planning process and gathering feedback from stakeholders in the new space
·         Looking beyond the space: Aligning structures and pedagogical practices to the physical space

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Chris.

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