New outdoor learning classrooms are coming to Cabell County



CABELL COUNTY, West Virginia (WOWK) – Schools in Cabell County approved a major purchase at their board meeting last night, clearing the purchase order for five new learning classrooms in outdoors.

The project cost $ 427,000 and is funded by federal stimulus funds.

Each outdoor learning space will be personalized for each school and can be used by up to three classes at a time.

“We will also be training staff on how best to use the spaces,” said Tim Hardesty, Cabell County’s assistant superintendent of schools for operations and district support. “How the seats can be arranged and moved from place to place. How easily can students do this and how they can use it in their extraction. “

The district said this project will provide more opportunities for students and teachers, allowing for more collaborative learning, stem activities and space.

“The part that they’re most passionate about is just having a flexible space and not being confined to a classroom,” said Hardesty. “You are not confined to a separate module or a few seats together or a table. These are really flexible seats that can be moved anywhere on the site.

Elementary schools in Central City, Culloden, Spring Hill, Salt Rock and Martha are the lucky few who receive one.

Each space will be equipped with Wi-Fi, whiteboards, learning modules and can be used safely all year round.

In the future, the district said it hopes to continue expanding this project to other schools.

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