Hamilton Smith TEAL Classrooms

Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) Classroom

Image of Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) classroom

What are TEAL classrooms?

MIT designed the Technology Enabled Active Learning, or TEAL classrooms. This room design has no front or back, the teacher has a work station for their computer and document camera, and the students sit at round tables of 9 students per table with a monitor and white board at each table.

The technology is very flexible. For example, the teacher can project content from their computer to all the table monitors, each table can project their content to their own table monitor or to all the table monitors in the class, and there is wireless internet to connect to online content or myCourses to name a few.

Why TEAL classrooms?

Introducing technology-rich classrooms can enhance student engagement and create an opportunity for the University of New Hampshire faculty to implement various active learning exercises using the technology.

Hamilton Smith Under Construction

Exterior of Hamilton-Smith under construction.
 

UNH has made the decision to invest in this innovative technology. Currently under construction, Hamilton Smith will house two Technology Enabled Active Learning classrooms, a 45-seat and a 99-seat, which will be ready for use in the Fall 2017 semester.

Bird-eye View of Hamilton Smith Blueprints

Hamilton-Smith blueprints of TEAL construction.
 

Hamilton Smith TEAL 45-Seat

Image of Hamilton-Smith TEAL 45-seat blueprint

Hamilton Smith TEAL 99-Seat

Image of Hamilton-Smith TEAL 99-seat blueprint