Definition: An instructional strategy designed to create student-centered small group learning. Typically, a class is broken up into 4-6 centers that align with the skills and content being taught in class at a given time.

Sample Learning Centers:

Extended Read Resources:
Hacking Learning Centers in Grades 6-12: How to Design Small-Group Instruction to Foster Active Learning, Shared Leadership and Student Accountability by Starr Sackstein and Karen Terwilliger


A New Approach to Learning Centers. (n.d.). from

Gross, A. (n.d.). 10 Reasons to Implement Learning Stations in the Secondary Classroom. from

How do I set up a station rotation model in my classroom?. (n.d.). from

How to Use Learning Stations in a High School Classroom. (n.d.). from

Rickert, D. (n.d.). Learning Stations In Secondary ELA Classrooms. from

Also Known As:
Learning Centers, Rotations, Learning Stations
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