The Classroom Revolution Committee was formed in July of 2015 with the purpose of re-examining the way that we deliver instruction in Red Oak ISD. The group was charged with studying the classroom environment and instructional delivery methods with the goal of making a recommendation to the Red Oak ISD School Board. In February of 2016, the committee presented the school board with a comprehensive plan to revolutionize the classroom experience in Red Oak ISD through changes in the environment, technology and instruction available to both teachers and students.
During the summer of 2016, the district implemented a $2 Million project to transition Red Oak Middle School into a revolutionized learning space. The 6th Grade Center already boasts the technology and environmental factors of the initiative as it was renovated prior to the 2015-16 school year. The funds were spent on items like flexible furniture for classrooms, interactive projectors, white-board walls, increased wireless Internet capabilities and cosmetic upgrades to common areas. When Shields Elementary was rebuilt after the tornado, the classrooms were also updated to include the same items to make them revolutionized learning spaces.
CORE AREAS OF THE INITIATIVE
The committee was comprised of 29 staff members from across the district, covering every content area, every campus and all major instructional role responsibilities. The single largest category represented on the committee was classroom teacher.