As a kid, I loved when the bookmobile came to our neighborhood. Living far away from a library, summer became a lonely place without a school library. That weekly bus filled with wonder would show up at a local park and I’d run to get my weekly fix of The Happy Hollisters. Our bookmobile wasn’t fancy, just a white bus with a bunch of books on shelves.
The learning came to me. I sat on the ground outside the busy and the bus driver/librarian read us a book, then we hopped on board. That mobile classroom was one of the reasons I cherished reading.
As I learn more and more about the science of learning, I have wondered a great deal about mobile classrooms. Exciting busses filled with wonder. The school bus would not take students to the school, it could be the school. For students who don’t have access to the same experiences of some of their counterparts, this could be an equalizer.
Looking at this article, there are many of these mobile classrooms. These classrooms could reach students where they are. Enhancing their education by offering weekend MakerSpaces at a local park, STEM labs parked on a street. Meeting students where they are and offering highly engaging activities is a great way to help us assure equity in education.
Have you seen Mobile Classrooms? If so do tell me about it!