ECH 135 Week 7 Assignment Benchmark- Classroom Environment Plan



For this benchmark, you will design a visual classroom environment plan (1,000-1,250 words) that includes the physical arrangement and organization of materials and resources. Be creative; there are no money or size constraints.


Review the instructor feedback on your “Classroom Management Tools” from Topic 5.  In 250-500-words, describe your classroom environment plan, including how you will revise each of the following areas as well as provide an explanation for each improvement:

  • Define classroom management policy
  • Reinforcements and consequences for behavior
  • Consider individual differences in ability, culture, and language
  • Family support, routines, and schedules

Create two classroom environment maps, one for Birth-PK, the other for K-3.

  • Label both maps with materials, furniture, and other design elements. Maps can be hand-drawn or computer generated, but must be submitted in a PDF or Word document.

In 500-750 words, describe best practices for development of a healthy, supportive, and challenging environment for learning.  Include the following in your description:

  • Diversity of your students
  • Students interests and special needs
  • Families as partners
  • Rationale for both environments you designed. Justify each item in your designs (e.g., materials, furniture, design elements, how they are arranged).

Use 3-5 scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Additionally, submit the assignment in Taskstream. Directions for submitting to Taskstream can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.


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