EDspaces Education Schedule


  • TuesdayOctober 24
  • WednesdayOctober 25
  • ThursdayOctober 26
  • FridayOctober 27
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Educational Distribution Symposium & Reception

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Lab: Education’s Evolution: Meeting the Needs of the Modern Workplace


8:00 am - 9:15 am

Designing a Culture as Opposed to Designing Spaces

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Modern Learning in Older Buildings: Furniture as a Tool for Creating Collaboration

Desiring to address the changing needs of today’s students while making efficient use of existing facilities, Coppell ISD upgraded the furniture solutions for learning spaces across fourteen existing campuses. This large scale endeavor brought new life to spaces originally intended for an older educational model. The planning process and design methodology employed offer an inspirational case study of strategic revitalization. The process, the outcome, and post occupancy survey results will be shared in this presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore methods of rigorous visioning and programming for new furniture to revitalize existing spaces.
  • Assess logistical challenges for district-wide furniture improvements.
  • Evaluate pros and cons of purchasing strategies for multi-campus furniture packages.
  • Understand the impact of changing furniture on student learning based on feedback from the students themselves.
  • AIA LU = 1.25

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Gwen Morgan
Speaker
Gwen Morgan

Interior Designer
Stantec

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Career Academy Model High School: A New Prototype to Serve Rural America

The Superintendent will present the district’s journey to a career academy model curriculum to address career and college readiness goals, how business and community partnerships were developed to support the new curriculum, and how this can serve as a model in rural America. The architects will present the planning and design of a new high school to take advantage of a unique opportunity the school district identified to support the new curriculum and realize their new educational goals and objectives.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand one approach used to bring College and Career Readiness to 21st C rural america and to Mt. Vernon, Illinois specifically.
  • Learn how Mt. Vernon THSD 20’s Career Academies “school wide” model supports college and career readiness.
  • Understand the development of business and community partnerships formed in support of the new curriculum.
  • Discover how learning environments of a new high school design can support Career Academies curriculum model and College and Career Readiness.
  • AIA LU = 1.25

EDspaces 2017 Speaker August Battaglia
Speaker
Mike Denz

AIA, Senior Associates
FGM Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker James Woods
Speaker
James Woods

Principal, Director, PK-12 Education
FGM Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker August Battaglia
Speaker
Michael Smith

Superintendent
Mount Vernon Township High School District 201

8:00 am - 9:15 am

The Future of the Faculty Workplace: A More Engaged World for Teachers

Teachers are asked to do a LOT in our transformation to 21st century learning. Yet little has changed in the way schools support them. How can school culture and place positively affect the demanding expectations on teachers? How do we support more positive interactions with students? How do we provide more effective collaboration and professional development to support evolving pedagogy? How can technology be utilized to help overcome outdated paradigms of current faculty workplace thinking?

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about different strategies used in innovative schools to provide a balance between faculty collaboration, professional work environment, better enabled teaching, and student approachability, with takeaway design patterns to implement in your home schools.
  • Share lessons learned with experts and colleagues at your team tables to understand what cultural changes across the school are important in re–thinking or optimizing the faculty workplace.
  • Learn how to implement new models of professional development and teacher training, with an understanding of how to set up these more interactive, real-life training initiatives in your home schools and districts.
  • Benefit from the take-home guide: session facilitators will collect content from the workshop, process outcomes, and package it for distribution to attendees post conference for use as an on–going guide to support faculty workplace transformation.
  • AIA LU = 1.25

EDspaces 2017 Speaker David Reid
Speaker
David Reid

Principal
Gould Evans Design

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Greg Owsley
Speaker
Greg Owsley

Principal, Director, STEam Director & Math Teacher
Rockhurst High School

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Trevor Croghan
Speaker
Trevor Croghan

Director, Learning Environments (& Former Teacher)
One Work Place

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Stacy Roth
Speaker
Stacy Roth

Director of Education Solutions
Scott Rice Office Works

9:30 am - 11:00 am

OPENING PLENARY: Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up

National education systems worldwide are being reformed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. As a respected adviser to governments in Europe, Asia and the United States, Sir Ken argues in this powerful presentation that many countries are pushing reforms in the wrong direction and that the dominant culture of standardization and testing is stifling the very capabilities that our children, communities and economies need most.What changes are needed in our schools and education systems and how can they be brought about? Sir Ken argues for radical changes in how we educate all students to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how education wastes more talent than it saves.
  • Discover the three core objectives of 21st Century education.
  • Learn why we need to move from an industrial to an organic approach to education.
  • Discover what educators, parents and employers should do and how policy makers should help.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Sir Ken Robinson
Speaker
Sir Ken Robinson
9:30 - 11:00 am VIEW PLENARIES
This session is generously supported by Gratnells, Ltd. and Gratnells Learning Rooms.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Integrating Sustainability and Pedagogy

Members of the integrated design team for the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, will present the interactive and educational overlay that transformed the building from an innovative sustainable project to an engaging learning tool both within and away from the building. As a project seeking Living Building Challenge certification, the team leveraged the requirements of the LBC to amplify the core mission of the institution. The center’s belief in place, systems thinking, and hands-on education are manifest in the artwork, exhibits, and interactive dashboard built into the building. The materials generated for these projects are also being integrated into an exhibition of biomimicry at a national art and nature museum.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the requirements of the living building challenge.
  • Illustrate how sustainable principles can be integrated into learning environments.
  • Understand how pedagogy can affect sustainable design priorities.
  • Illustrate examples of cross-diciplinary collaboration to integrate art and exhibits to illustrate techincal sustainable principles.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Sam Batchelor
Speaker
Sam Batchelor

Partner
designLAB architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Kelly Haigh
Speaker
Kelly Haigh

Partner
designLAB architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Matt Kirchman
Speaker
Matt Kirchman

President
Object|Idea

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A Community Changed: How Tiny Ignacio, Colorado Designed a Big Future

Located 325 miles southwest of Denver, Ignacio is “tri-cultural”, with Southern Ute Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo heritage. Low performance ratings and poor buildings made Ignacio a failing district, but superintendent Rocco Fuschetto set out on a five-year journey to change the district and the surrounding community forever. Join this story about creating 21st century learning environments, building first class supporting facilities, and transforming a community. Add your own experience and inspire your peers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Help a community define itself its future with a master plan: engagement and communication strategies for success.
  • Pick the right partners – for better or worse: how to find, lead, and manage the best team.
  • You, too, can become a bond expert: create a rating, generate extra funds, and make the most of what you get.
  • Know all the dollars before you build: estimating, contracts, and construction administration.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Stuart Coppedge
Speaker
Stuart Coppedge

Firm Principal
RTA Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Rocco Fuschetto
Speaker
Rocco Fuschetto

District Superintendent
Ignacio School District 11-JT

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exterior and Interior Connectivity: Early Learning Design Process and Post Occupancy Proof

This workshop and panel discussion will demonstrate a pedagogically centered process and delivery of evidenced-based design in early learning environments. Case studies of interior and exterior connectivity will show proof of expanded curriculum opportunities and increased learning environment exploration and spontaneous learning. Design intervention examples will include corridor small group pull-out zones, large motor skills areas, sensory gardens, and demonstration kitchens.

Four Learning Objectives:
  • Connect documented research to educational learning outcomes of the value of integrating interior and exterior educational design.
  • Encourage positive curriculum expansion through design.
  • Demonstrate applications of design interventions and share tools for communication.
  • Calculate benefits through both learning outcomes and operational costs.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Dave Frigo
Speaker
Dave Frigo, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal
Hitchcock Design Group

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Robin Randall
Speaker
Robin Randall, AIA, LEED BD + C

Vice President and Director of PreK-12 Education, Legat Architects, Adjunct Professor of Architecture
Judson University

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Melissa Ward
Tony Rossi
Tony Rossi

Executive Director of Facilities and Operations
Community Consolidated School District 59, Mount Prospect, IL.

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Lauren Peterson
Speaker
Lauren Peterson

Project Designer and Associate
Legat Architects

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

STEAMing Down River: A Fresh K-8 Model

Based on the neighboring river’s meander, we take participants on a journey surrounding a newly–designed K–8 STEAM campus, planned to bring unique learning options to a formerly under-served student population. The presentation discusses the “3 I’s”: integration, implementation and importance of STEAM on this campus and beyond. The discussion touches on four major points: concept creation through shared pedagogy; implementing collaborative workshops to involve students, teachers, district staff and the greater community; design development; and integrating landscape and interior ideas with cultural significance to foster inclusive learning.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the benefits of unique learning opportunities through collaborative workshops with students, staff, and the community (Integration).
  • See examples of adopting the idea of “educational manifestations” into formal and informal learning spaces to facilitate various learning experiences and opportunities through architecture (Implementation).
  • Learn how to identify inclusive learning possibilities and thematic opportunities through the use of materials, landscape, sustainability, culture, history and tradition (Importance).
  • Learn how to structure the planning process and funding options for a STEam campus.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Olivia Graf Doyle
Speaker
Olivia Graf Doyle

Design Principal
Architecture for Education Inc.

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Dr. John Puglisi
Speaker
Dr. John Puglisi

Superintendent
Rio School District

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Navigating History: Balancing Educational Needs, Project Budgets, and Heritage Within Historic Campuses

An educational planner and an architect who focuses on historic preservation will use case studies to demonstrate how two different 100–year–old, multi–building campuses with distinctive architectural styles have navigated this challenge. Strategies will be discussed for balancing historic integrity with a school’s educational mission, addressing difficult demolition decisions, and working within public funding constraints, as well as how strategies may differ between new construction and renovation/addition projects and between eligible and listed properties.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the physical and financial challenges of adapting historic schools to modern educational system needs.
  • Assess the appropriateness of different approaches for improving functionality while preserving historic integrity.
  • Describe alternative methods for preserving heritage when it’s not possible to preserve historic buildings or physical elements.
  • Apply design principles that are appropriate for new construction, renovation, minor addition, and major addition projects within a historic campus setting.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Julie Walleisa
Speaker
Julie Walleisa

Principal / Architect
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Keri Stevenson
Speaker
Keri Stevenson

Architect
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Makerspaces: Redefining Libraries and Museums

Since 2013 when the American Library Association (ALA) announced the formation of its Center for the Future of Libraries, it has focused much of its work on identifying new emerging trends relevant to libraries, librarians, and their communities. Understanding these “currents” shaping society can better enable us to envision the future. In many libraries and museums today, spaces for the “life” learning stage are now seen in the growing popularity of Makerspaces that allow young learners spaces for hands–on projects. Here they can apply their learning to find out what they know and don’t know. This talk will provide an overview of some of the most exciting new Makerspaces, and how they work.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn what Makerspaces are and why they are important.
  • Learn how Libraries and Museums are redefining community engagement through Makerspaces.
  • Learn about the design of some of the more exciting new Makerspaces.
  • Learn about specific tools and technologies Makerspaces are using.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker John Clark
Speaker
John Clark

Principal
Cordogan Clark & Associates

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Osleide Walker
Speaker
Osleide Walker

Associate
IBI Group

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pathways to the Future of Medical Education Facilities

Big changes in healthcare have prompted major pedagogical shifts in medical education that demand innovative architectural solutions. At the University of Kansas Medical Center, these developments instigated a renewal of their educational facilities, supported by an in-depth analysis and visioning process to create an optimized programmatic framework, specific to the institution’s strategic plan. Learn how the University’s goals for inter–professionalism, active–learning, growth, and connectivity directly informed the programming and architecture of the Health Education Building.

Learning Objectives:
  • Hear about the latest developments in the pedagogy and curriculum of medical education from an educator.
  • Evaluate a programming and visioning process dedicated to serving the University of Kansas Medical Center's mission and strategic plan.
  • Analyze the influence of pedagogical shifts on the design of contemporary educational facilities.
  • Demonstrate potential architectural solutions that can enhance the use and flexibility of a variety of educational space typologies.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Tanner Clapham
Speaker
Tanner Clapham, AIA, NCARB

Associate
CO Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Jonathan Kanda
Speaker
Jonathan Kanda, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal
CO Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Giulia Bonaminio
Speaker
Giulia Bonaminio, PhD

Associate Dean and Director
Office of Medical Education, University of Kansas School of Medicine

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Next Generation School Design

This presentation will discuss the science of learning, the impact of technology in education, potential partnerships in education, and will review trends in the design of Next Generation Schools from Pre-K to 12th grade. Case studies will include the new Springfield Public Schools Sherwood Elementary, showcasing their partnership with the Boys and Girls Club and NetZero capable design.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a better understanding of how students learn.
  • Look at a broader picture of how technology impacts education.
  • Spur ideas for community partnership in education.
  • Study ideas for flexibility in the learning environments of the future.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Brad McKenzie
Speaker
Brad McKenzie

Project Architect
Sapp Design Associates Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Michael Sapp
Speaker
Michael Sapp

President
Sapp Design Associates Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker John Jungmann
Speaker
John Jungmann

Superintendent
Springfield Public Schools

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

From Sloppy Joes to Sushi: Why Changes in School Cafeterias Matter

As schools adapt/reinvent their facilities to better support future-ready learning, educators are realizing that food does indeed influence performance in the classroom. What role can the food service environment play in setting the tone for students’ overall school experience? We invite you to examine with us key factors and influencers in truly enticing our children to eat healthier, and its impact on the school experience.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of the evidence demonstrating the tangible impact of truly integrated kitchen, serving area, and dining space design.
  • Become familiar, through case studies, with what transformational spaces look, act, and feel like.
  • Explore the design process for this specialized area, so that they gain a better understanding of what is required to achieve the results they desire.
  • Discover strategies and specific approaches they can use as they examine their own food environments and begin to visualize impactful change.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker David Powell
Speaker
David Powell

Senior Project Manager
Wight & Company

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Wendy Watts
Speaker
Wendy Watts

Interior Architecture Lead
Education Practice
Wight & Company

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Scott Reitano
Speaker
Scott Reitano

Principal
Reitano Design Group

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Sean Carney
Speaker
Sean Carney

Assistant Superintendent for Business Services/CSBO, Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

3–in–1: Serving and Integrating Three Distinct Audiences and Purposes in One Building

The Shawnee Mission School District Center for Academic Achievement intertwines spaces for education, administration and community in one building — a new approach that creates a unique learning environment and strengthens connections between three distinct but interrelated groups. The result is broadened perspectives and incredible learning opportunities for students. We’ll illustrate this fresh, flexible and integrated layout that encourages beneficial, organic interactions. We’ll highlight efficient space planning, enhanced sustainability and factors that create a healthy environment.

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate if the 3–in–1 approach is an appropriate solution for a school district's facility needs.
  • Quantify design approaches that encourage collaboration and "beneficial organic interactions" that support the learning environment.
  • Outline sustainable and wellness–oriented elements that contribute to a healthful learning and working environment.
  • Develop a checklist of future–proofed elements that make a learning environment more flexible and adaptable to shifting and emerging needs.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Duane Cash
Speaker
Duane Cash

Project Manager
ACI Boland Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Kenny Southwick
Speaker
Dr. Kenny Southwick

Principal
ACI Boland Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Michael Kautz
Speaker
Michael Kautz

Principal
ACI Boland Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Michelle Hubbard
Speaker
Dr. Michelle Hubbard

Assistant Superintendent
Shawnee Mission School District

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Great Scott! The Benefits Going Back to the Future with Adaptive Reuse

Many districts are recognizing not only the economic benefits of adaptive reuse, but also the intrinsic value it offers students, teachers, and communities. Join this panel as we discuss Elkhorn Public School District’s success creating an innovative teacher training center through adaptive reuse of an existing building.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to become good stewards of district finances.
  • Understand how investment in spaces can improve educator morale.
  • Learn how rapidly growing districts can utilize existing facilities to create cohesive, cost-effective spaces.
  • Gain perspective on both the architect/designer perspective and end user perspective when it comes to adaptive reuse.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Vanessa Schutte
Speaker
Vanessa Schutte

Principal
DLR Group

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Curtis Johnson
Speaker
Curtis Johnson

Principal
DLR Group

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Ryan Lindquist
Speaker
Ryan Lindquist

Director of Business Support Services
Elkhorn Public Schools

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Creating Classrooms with Mission in Mind

The design of classrooms is influenced by culture and in turn they influence the type of education that can be conducted within them. The factory model of employment created the traditional classroom. Brebeuf Jesuit embarked on a classroom redesign by first asking ourselves what kind of teaching we wanted? How should students function? What is the relationship between teacher and student? Our reflections transformed our rooms to technology friendly, flexible, spaces and the learning followed suit.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the process of creating a mission–focused assessment of classroom needs.
  • Explain how specific needs can be met through application of design and appropriate choice of furnishing and technology.
  • Explain the process of negotiating with classroom stakeholders to come to consensus on design choices.
  • Describe one school”s solutions to mission based needs through observation of interviews and implementation plans.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker JD Ferries-Rowe
Speaker
JD Ferries-Rowe

Chief Information Officer Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Jennifer LaMaster
Speaker
Jennifer LaMaster

Assistant Principal
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Together: A Deep Discovery Process Guiding Innovation in Collaborative Learning Environment Design

Explore the design outcomes of a facility planning process that prioritizes rigorous curiosity, revisions the classroom, and uncovers values around learning and teaching collaboratively through localized project–based education in the Pacific Northwest. Designed to reinvigorate the aspirations of the local community, discover what happens when the planning process leverages indoor and outdoor learning environments as a as safe home base that elementary school students use as a launching pad to explore their world.

Learning Objectives:
  • Investigate the discussion around targeting broad picture thinking and listening to foster facility planning and design that is acutely community– and place–specific.
  • Explore questions to ask in thoughtfully engaging the multitude of voices involved in school construction.
  • Apply a framework of trust between the district, community and design team that gives the space to move into possibilities, and time to iterate design solutions both collaboratively and with vigor.
  • Describe the evolution of a learning culture structured to support deep collaboration within the school environment, as well as partnerships with the broader community in providing hands–on learning opportunities based in a local maritime context.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Shannon Payton
Speaker
Shannon Payton

Associate AIA
Integrus Architecture

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Loretta Sachs
Speaker
Loretta Sachs

Associate
Integrus Architecture

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Ann Healy-Raymond
Speaker
Ann Healy-Raymond

Port Townsend School District Librarian
Port Townsend School District

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enhancing Community Through the Arts

The Seton Hill Dance & Visual Arts Center project, which opened in the fall of 2015, involved the planning, design, and construction of a new 45,000SF Arts Center for Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Built in the downtown core, rather than on the campus outside of town, the primary project goals were to expand Community–University partnerships through the arts; develop the Arts Center as an economic catalyst for Greensburg’s struggling retail core; and enhance the City’s Cultural District aspirations.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the benefits of a shared use arts–making facility.
  • Understand the coordination efforts that take place between the design team, the client stakeholder groups, and community groups during the planning phase for a shared-use arts center.
  • Identify building design and programming strategies that use the Arts as a vehicle to initiate collaborative work between a diverse range of majors, faculty, and both university and community members.
  • Understand the post–occupancy positive impact a successful project has had on both the University and their host community.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Ben Youtz
Speaker
Ben Youtz

designLAB architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Robert Miklos
Speaker
Robert Miklos

Principal
designLAB architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Curt Scheib
Speaker
Curt Scheib

Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, Seton Hill University

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Furniture as a Learning Tool: Drawing Inspiration Beyond Education

Furniture can make or break a learning environment; it is key to engaging learners, supporting the profession of teaching and informing use of space. Often, however, school districts select from typical K–12 furniture options. One district looked beyond typical to develop a furniture solution that maximized instructional and economic value as part of a comprehensive high school modernization. They gained square footage, increased utilization and delivered a 21st century learning environment for less than anticipated.

Learning Objectives:
  • Decide how furniture supports “choice” in the learning environment.
  • Determine how furniture and design strategies impact the profession of teaching.
  • Learn about educational and long–term economic value that can be realized with a blended furniture solution.
  • Discover strategies to maximize budget while still achieving a 21st century learning environment.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Amy Wood
Speaker
Amy Wood

Director of Technology
Granbury ISD

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Konrad Judd
Speaker
Konrad Judd

Director of Design
Huckabee

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Tami O'Neal
Speaker
Tami O’Neal

Furniture Selection Coordinator
Huckabee

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Space Matters: Research That Begins to “Proves” It: Piloting 9–12

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Capitalizing on Serendipity…to Facilitate Organizational Change

In January 2011 the Austin Public Schools conducted a community facilities analysis as a response to space need issues. What resulted was a new building, but also a disruptive innovation in the middle of the district. In this session you will learn about how the district used this opportunity to spur on further systemic change, while utilizing the expertise of a university learning technology media lab, an architectural firm, and improv comedy school.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn tools that can be used to stimulate innovative thinking and brainstorming.
  • Hear about a process used to engage district staff, students, and community and about the resulting new facility that sparked innovation throughout the district.
  • Learn how a district used facility change to drive systemic organizational improvement.
  • Find out how partnerships and professional development supported change efforts initiated by facilities improvement.
  • AIA LU = 1.25

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Kara Rise
Speaker
Kara Rise

Interior Designer
ATS&R

EDspaces 2017 Speaker David Maroney
Speaker
David Maroney

President
ATS&R

EDspaces 2017 Speaker John Alberts
Speaker
John Alberts

Austin Public Schools

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Green Schoolyards for Healthy Schools and Healthy Communities

This workshop will explore the process, implementation, and operations of Chicago’s Space to Grow program, which transforms schoolyards into spaces to play, learn, and be outside. Research shows that outdoor learning leads to improved academic outcomes, and incorporating outdoor activity into the school day helps students focus and learn better. Case studies of sustainable schoolyard design and site improvements using green infrastructure (e.g., rain gardens, bioswales, etc.) demonstrate cost effective applications.

Learning Objectives:
  • Connect documented research to health and educational outcomes.
  • Encourage positive strategies for transforming site challenges into opportunities for play.
  • Demonstrate applications of design interventions and share tools for communication.
  • Calculate cost saving benefits through improved health and learning.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1.25

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Robin Randall
Moderator
Robin Randall

Vice President and Director of PreK-12 Education, Legat Architects; Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Judson University

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Mark Kozlowski
Speaker
Mark Kozlowski

Design Manager, Civil Engineering
Chicago Public Schools

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Meg Kelly
Speaker
Meg Kelly

Senior Manager for Space to Grow
Healthy Schools Campaign

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Loren Johnson
Speaker
Loren Johnson

Project Designer and Associate
Legat Architects

9:30 am - 11:00 am

PLENARY: Iteration and Innovation in Education

As the world gets more connected, it also gets more complex. We now operate on a global scale and our job in education is to help learners develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need to thrive in this new environment. We are preparing them to solve global problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that do not exist. To thrive in this new era, learners need to know how to learn, problem solve, iterate, create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically. What we need more than anything in education is a culture of innovation and iteration in order to build new learning models supported and enabled by technology to foster student focused learning.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn why computer science education is an important element of the future of education and be able to describe the current state of CS in education.
  • Be able to describe the three factors regarding the use of technology that are impacting education.
  • Discover the most critical skills needed in the workplace and the strategies for bringing these skills to their classroom/school/district.
  • Learn to construct an innovation strategy they can bring to their classroom/school/district.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Jaime	Casap
Speaker
Jaime Casap

Google Education Evangelist
Google Education

11:30 am - 12:30 am

The (un)Classroom: Environments that Support Personalized and Immersive Learning Experiences

It is no longer the future that demands a shift in how we teach and learn, it is the present. For over 100 years, the classrooms in our schools have remained largely unchanged. It’s time we begin moving towards the (un)Classroom. Explore how architects and educators can work together to create spaces that complement teaching and learning in revolutionary ways. Learn how these ideas can shape your practice, your schools and the future of learning.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the core competencies of the next generation learner.
  • Gain exposure exemplar learning environments that support these core competencies.
  • Understand how design and the design process can be a catalyst for pedagogical change.
  • Get tools to create learning environments that support personalized and immersive learning experiences.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Karina Ruiz
Speaker
Karina Ruiz

Senior Principal
DOWA-IBI Group Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker David Johnson
Speaker
David Johnson

Senior Associate
DOWA-IBI Group Architects

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Periodic Table of New Generation Learning Environments

“A learning environment is an amalgamation of its physical design and the practices that happen within.” —(W. Imms, 2016) The tools we use to evaluate the physical nature of learning spaces are often too removed from the curricula design, and worse, are purely evaluative—offering no framework to design progressively. The Periodic Table of Learning Environments is foremost a architecturally generative tool that bridges neuroscience, learning modalities, and design.

Learning Objectives:
  • Utilize the Periodic Table of Learning to design/renovate/plan new spaces of Learning for all types of students.
  • Critically evaluate and generate learning environments.
  • Distinguish between a 20th century framework of spatial understanding and the framework the Periodic Table of Learning proposes.
  • Use the Table as a linguistic and a stakeholder engagement tool to solve architectural and facility issues revolving around education.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Stephen Sun
Speaker
Stephen Sun

Teaching Fellow / School Designer / 4th Grade Teacher
Harvard Graduate School of Education / Harvard Graduate School of Design / Center of Artistry and Scholarship

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Designing for BIG Data: Visualization, Connectivity & Collaboration in Learning Spaces

Explore trends in new and emerging technologies and facilities design related to visualization of data analytics, multi-site connectivity, and group collaboration in inter-disciplinary research and teaching facilities. Examples of recent projects will illustrate approaches to developing common language and a platform for departments to be able to input and share data, and to visualize it in a common, neutral space. Fundamentals of technology planning, budgeting and infrastructure design will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define emerging data analytic visualization, connectivity and collaboration trends impacting informatics building programs.
  • Discuss infrastructure options impacting technology effectiveness in building designs.
  • Adapt project programming approach to including important technology concerns.
  • Apply technology infrastructure planning guidelines to new and renovation projects.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Craig Park
Speaker
Craig Park

Principal
The Sextant Group

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Inspire by Design

The presentation will highlight research findings of the benefits of Biophilia in addressing a variety of human emotions and their influence in the learning environment. Analysis will explain both international and domestic examples that have explored these principals in school architecture. By combining five specific Biophilic principles we can create experientially supportive spaces, address the needs of all students and staff, and create even more thoughtful learning environments.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the psychological needs of the introverts and how they relate to educational needs.
  • Learn about research findings of 5 biophilic principles and their impact on our behavior.
  • Learn about the ways we can approach progressive educational philosophy in the way that is inspiring to the students of all learning predispositions.
  • Review of notable international and domestic school examples will inform the attendees how biophilic principles can help to address needs of all students and staff, introverts and extroverts alike, and contribute to an inspiring learning environment for all.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Lauren Scranton
Speaker
Lauren Scranton

Knowledge & Innovation Leader
NAC Architecture

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Boris Srdar
Speaker
Boris Srdar

Principal Architect
NAC Architecture

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Laura Kazmierczak
Speaker
Laura Kazmierczak

Principal Architect
NAC Architecture

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

STEAM Studio: What Happens When Innovative K–12 Learning is Embedded Amongst Designers?

In year three of operation, STEAM Studio is demonstrating remarkable outcomes. What has made this learning studio in the office of Gould Evans so remarkable? (1) STEM becomes STEAM; (2) “A” (Art) is the activator for creativity; (3) Design Thinking becomes the driving methodology for learning; (4) Students feel empowered as entrepreneurs; (5) Service learning drives the culture; (6) Multiple coaches replace the singular teacher; and (7) Real academic outcomes emerge! We’ll share lessons learned and post occupancy research revealing powerful learning outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how Design Thinking unlocks powerful learning strategies, cultivates life-long learning skills, and how the process can be replicated in other learning environments.
  • Leverage lessons learned about peer learning and transference of knowledge from coaches (aka “teachers”) at the professional level, college level, and high school level to augment the learning experience of K–8 students.
  • Understand how to integrate strategic partnerships with businesses and industry into your STEM learning initiatives, and how these provide enriched learning experiences and relevance for students.
  • Learn how the relationship between our learning methods and learning environment positively impact nine key research metrics correlating to academic performance, and how you can translate these into your school(s).
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker David Reid
Speaker
David Reid

Principal
Gould Evans Design

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Mandi Sonnenberg
Speaker
Mandi Sonnenberg

Professor of Education
Rockhurst University

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Supporting Sensory–Sensitive Learners in the Classroom Environment

This workshop is to equip participants with information to help them best understand the needs of sensory sensitive children, Pre–K through 6th grade. The presenters will review how school–age children process their sensory environment while participants explore their own sensory preferences; investigate ideas to apply when designing and developing environments that support sensory sensitive children; and explore recommendations to meet the needs of school–age children utilizing sensory equipment and materials.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how school–age children process their sensory environment in various settings and how they best learn in these settings.
  • Explore their own sensory preferences and discover how this impacts individual processing and relations with others.
  • Review concepts to consider when designing and developing environments that support sensory sensitive children.
  • Explore recommendations to manage the needs of school–age children who benefit from the use of appropriate sensory equipment and materials.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Jane Humphries
Speaker
Dr. Jane Humphries

Owner
Creative Educational Strategies & Services

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Kari Rains
Speaker
Kari Rains

Consultant
Creative Educational Strategies & Services

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Charitable Reuse: Managing Surplus Furniture for Financial, Social, Environmental, and Community Benefit

Every school generates surplus furnishings from routine turnover, replacements, construction. Some can be sold, some recycled for scrap. Most goes into dumpsters. Reuse is a better option — matching surplus furnishings with nonprofit organizations, for distribution in needy communities in America and worldwide. Reuse costs less than disposal, is just as simple, offers great environmental and social benefits, sets the right example for students and community. This results–oriented presentation shows how to make it happen.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the magnitude of the issue of furniture waste disposal in the U.S.
  • Learn about the social, environmental, and fiscal benefits of charitable reuse.
  • Understand who are the recipients, who are in need of reused furniture, and how it reaches them.
  • Discover the steps involved in engaging a reuse project.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Emerson Lennon
Speaker
Emerson Lennon

Project & Account Executive
IRN: The Reuse Network

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Mark Lennon
Speaker
Mark Lennon

President & CEO
IRN: The Reuse Network

EDspaces 2017 Speaker David Kinley
Speaker
David Kinley

VP Sales
MeTEOR Education

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sustainability in Education: Proposed Early Learning Center River Trails School District 26

Come learn about the proposed Early Learning Center for River Trails School District 26, in Mount Prospect, IL. The presentation will address the characteristics of an early learning center educational environment and how sustainability is integrated into the curriculum. Also, learn how the project was designed to support authentic and hands–on learning and about the process to achieve net zero energy usage.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of early childhood education to future academic success
  • Learn what defines a successful learning environment for early childhood education at District 26
  • Find out how sustainability is integrated into the District 26 curriculum and how the building supports authentic and hands–on learning.
  • Learn about the design and evaluation process (in the North Central US) used to integrate highly efficient mechanical and electrical systems, using renewable energy sources, in the proposed early childhood center. District 26 goal: achieve net zero energy usage.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Ron Richardson
Speaker
Ron Richardson

Principal
FGM Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Lyndl Schuster, Ed.D, CSBO
Speaker
Lyndl Schuster, Ed.D, CSBO

Asst. Supt. for Business Services
River Trails School District 26

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Peggy Hoffmann
Speaker
Peggy Hoffmann

Principal
FGM Architects

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Making Change Happen: Combining Pilot Classrooms and Professional Development

Sometimes it’s best to test the water before jumping in. As part of St. Clair County Regional Educational Services’ “Classroom 4 the Future” program, 13 teachers received funds to transform their classrooms and expand their professional comfort zones. The selected teachers came from a range of seven local districts and taught varied grade levels and subjects. Join us to learn what happened when we combined intensive professional development and interior design to transform both teachers and classrooms for modern learning. The results are inspiring.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how Pilot Classrooms in seven districts changed the way teachers and administrators approach change.
  • Discuss the importance of professional development when shifting classroom environments.
  • Understand how classroom design changes when teachers are involved and informed in the process.
  • Learn how to successfully test and implement modern learning environments in your district at reduced cost.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Laura	Casai
Speaker
Laura Casai, IIDA, LEED AP

Director of Interior Design
Education Practice
TMP Architecture, Inc.

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Danielle O'Grady
Speaker
Danielle O’Grady, IIDA

Interior Designer
TMP Architecture, Inc.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

BRAIN + SPACE + LEARNING – Empowering learning for the Innovation Economy

What is the relationship between the Brain, Learning and Space? This presentation will introduce the award–winning and ground–breaking Invest Collegiate Charter School in Charlotte, NC (a K-8 school) as an example of how to implement a learning environment that supports Innovation in learning with the brain and body in mind. We will demonstrate the roles that Wellness, Neuroscience, Creativity and Culture–Making play in designing a K–8 teaching and learning environment for the Innovation Economy.

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate our new reality: we will be sending kids into an exponentially more creative, innovative and collaborative economy.
  • Understand how Neuroscience & learning interact at Invest Collegiate School and how they informed its design
  • Demonstrate the role of Wellness in the creation of a comfortable and optimal learning environment at Invest Collegiate School.
  • Share how Invest Collegiate has addressed critical challenges to learning and teaching for the Innovation Economy.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Tomas	Jimenez-Eliaeson
Speaker
Tomas Jimenez–Eliaeson

Design Director, Learning Environments
LITTE

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Building for Student Success

With our Bond and Strategic Plan Implementation under way, the Boulder Valley School District is excited to share our planning and processes with other school districts and building leaders. During this session, we will share how we have focused our Innovation work on learning environments and teaching/learning practices. The goal is that these spaces will act as a catalyst to engage students in learning that supports the mission and vision of our strategic plan, The Success Effect. By using Innovation as the bridge that connects our Strategic Plan Implementation and our Bond Project, we seek to shift both where we teach and learn (space) and how we learn (innovative teaching and learning strategies).

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how the Innovation work as a part of the Building for Student Success (Bond Program) supports the implementation of our new strategic plan, The Success Effect.
  • Learn about BVSD’s Exemplar Schools as designed in partnership with Fielding Nair International to showcase innovative design throughout the buildings.
  • Learn about the process that BVSD has created to support our schools with their Innovation Funds.
  • Apply learning to their own work in facilities design by sharing their #1 takeaway or next step at the end of the session.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Kiffany Lychock
Speaker
Kiffany Lychock

Director of Educational Innovations
Boulder Valley School District

EDspaces 2017 Speaker David Eggen
Speaker
David Eggen

Director of Educational Facilities
Boulder Valley School District

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

History and Inspiration: How Racial Integration has Shaped Two DC Area Schools

History often inspires design. This has been especially true for two schools located within and near to Washington, DC. For the Adams Morgan Community in Washington, DC, the Marie Reed Learning Center was originally developed to replace a pair of segregated schools with a single mixed-use health, recreation and elementary school facility. For the Arlington, VA Community the Stratford Junior High School was selected by our Federal Court System to become the first integrated school program in the State of Virginia. Come explore the ways that these histories have been celebrated in the resultant preservation/renewal designs.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the Civil Rights Era History associated with two Washington Metropolitan Area Schools: Stratford Junior High and Marie Reed Community Learning Center.
  • Develop a heightened appreciation for the opportunities inherent within existing and historically significant school buildings.
  • Develop a heightened appreciation of the opportunities associated with commemoration and exhibit related places in educational facilities.
  • Identify wonderful opportunities for community growth; how we can encourage student, teacher, administration and neighborly engagement during the design process.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Jeffrey Luker
Speaker
Jeffrey Luker

Principal
Quinn Evans Architects

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Devon Hogan
Speaker
Devon Hogan

Associate
Quinn Evans Architects

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing the Opportunity Gap: Case Study of the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus

The Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus – 2016 MacConnell Award winner – is a public high school that has defied the odds. Created to combat an ever growing gap in opportunity, the school faced numerous obstacles during its 10-year planning period. The panel will share the stories behind the schools success; the marriage of educational vision and design, the unlikely coalition that developed the curriculum, and the challenges and successes of the school’s first 3 years.

Learning Objectives:
  • Examine how the school’s population of urban and suburban students have come together and how the school is implementing a unique project-based curriculum.
  • Understand the ways in which the environment and program have combined to create a dynamic and motivated community of learners.
  • Study specific responses to designing an indoor/outdoor learning environment to serve students from an extreme range of social and economic circumstances.
  • Develop approaches to design environments that are agile and able to accommodate programs that “pop-up” throughout the school year.
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker James LaPosta
Speaker
James LaPosta

Principal / Chief Architectural Officer
JCJ Architecture

EDspaces 2017 Speaker James Hoagland
Speaker
James Hoagland

Senior Associate
JCJ Architecture

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Unimagined Future of Learning Spaces

The race is on to change the outdated school environment to meet today’s pedagogical needs. However, what about 5 – 10 years from now? It is necessary to be proactive to meet the converging needs of pedagogy and space design as we hurtle towards mid-21st Century. Join this session as we review the New Media Consortium/CoSN 2017 K–12 Horizon Report for key technology trends and developments, digital health and wellness implications, and other education predictions that impact our students learning, health, and ultimately their future.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn and understand the educational technology trends for next 5 years through evaluating the K–12 Horizon Report and other credible sources.
  • Understand the health and wellness implications of using technology and digital tools in relationship to furniture and school environment.
  • Gain perspective on future needs of school environments to support and enhance future pedagogy.
  • Develop their own framework for future action – either for their company or school(s).
  • AIA LU = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Christine	Schein
Speaker
Christine Schein

Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist
Colorado Department of Education

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Creating the World’s Most Pedagogically–Advanced School Building

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Achieving Healthy, High Performing Schools

The Greenwood Consulting Group, LLC (GCG) has managed the green building certification of K12 and Higher Education pursuing different rating systems located across the country. GCG has also helped to inform updates to the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) rating system. Learn strategies that achieved optimal energy, water and acoustical performance while improving student and faculty health. Discuss what it means to design a healthy, high performing school and how to prioritize goals early on.

Learning Objectives:
  • Establish design objectives early on which consider long-term performance of buildings.
  • Engage in an integrated design process built around energy, water, acoustics and student health.
  • Explain how a green building rating system can be a useful resource, regardless of pursuing certification.
  • Determine how you know you achieved a health, high performing school.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Sara Greenwood
Speaker
Sara Greenwood

Principal
The Greenwood Consulting Group, LLC

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Jenson Adams
Speaker
Jenson Adams

Energy & Sustainability Manager
Kansas City Public Schools/Operations Department

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Extreme Makeovers: Dealing With the Realities of Existing Building Renovations

The decision to renovate or build new can have long–term consequences for institutions. Renovation might be less expensive, faster, or involve historic or sentimental buildings. However, existing space may also be inefficient, outdated and unable to serve current teaching methods without compromises. This session will explore factors to be considered when making the decision to keep, extensively modify, or demolish and build new, using examples from both the K–12 public school and university levels.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the factors relating to renovation of existing structures through lessons learned from actual projects.
  • Learn strategies for determining when to renovate and when to build new based on budgetary goals and desired learning outcomes.
  • Understand planning and design strategies for maintaining budgets and schedules during complex makeover projects based on strategies used on the presented case studies.
  • Learn potential pitfalls to be aware of when executing building and site renovations through an analysis of completed campus revitalization projects.
  • AIA LU/HSW = 1

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Kizito Wijenje
Speaker
Kizito Wijenje

Director, Capital Master Plan
Albuquerque Public Schools

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Dan Kemme
Speaker
Dan Kemme

Principal
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Sanjay Kadu
Speaker
Sanjay Kadu

Principal
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

EDspaces 2017 Speaker Heidi Frohnapfel
Speaker
Heidi Frohnapfel

Project Manager, Design
New Mexico State University