Course Title Description
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Designing a Culture as Opposed to Designing Spaces Culture is elusive, complex, and difficult to explain. However, culture permeates our schools and is manifested in beliefs and actions. This session will provide an interactive, design thinking discussion in order to challenge us to consider district culture in order to support academics and needed future learning environments. AIA/LU 1.25 10/25/2017
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. AIA/LU 1.25 10/25/2017
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. AIA/LU 1.25 10/25/2017
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 How can technology be utilized to help overcome outdated paradigms of current faculty workplace thinking? AIA/LU 1.25 10/25/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/25/2017
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.
LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
Creating Classrooms with Mission in Mind The design of classrooms are influenced by culture and in turn 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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/25/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/25/2017
Space Matters: Research That Begins to 'Proves" It: Piloting 9-12 Can we demonstrate that the design of the built environment for grades 9-12 impacts student academic engagement levels? A survey instrument for post-occupancy querying both educators and students, with a convenience sample was designed and tested. Goals included: (1) answer the research question; (2) build a reliable and valid instrument; and (3) hopefully research significance. Respondents saw a real effect of the physical environment on student engagement in both their teaching and learning. LU/HSW 1.25 10/26/2017
Capitalizing on 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. AIA/LU 1.25 10/26/2017
Facility Design for STEM Focused Education STEM and STEAM education at the K12 level requires a philosophical rethinking of the traditional K12 public education delivery approach. Gone is the expert at the head of the class lecturing, assigning homework and testing for compliance. In its place is hands-on, student centered inquiry of real world problems. The basic unit of the school changes from the classroom to small group teams led by advisors not lecturers. How does the educational approach, architecture, technology, furnishings, resources and environment need to change to support this profound transformation of the educational paradigm? AIA/LU 1.25 10/26/2017
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. LU/HSW 1.25 10/26/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
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 remain 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. AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
Periodic Table of New Generation Learning Environments 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. LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
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.
LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
Sustainability in Education: Proposed Early Learning Center River Trails School District 26 Presentation of the proposed Early Learning Center for River Trails School District 26 which is designed to be a net zero building. The presentation will address the particular characteristics of an early learning center and how sustainability is integrated into the curriculum and the design of the facility to support authentic and hands-on learning. LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
Transforming a Traditional Classroom into Makerspace (With a Tight Budget) Transforming classrooms into Makerspaces is an ongoing, collaborative process that involves students, educators, and the community as a whole. This process is a convergence of mindsets, tool sets, and a common goal: creating an open, flexible environment that encourages creativity, confidence, and growth mindsets. This transformation of space inspires students' interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through empowering them as "makers." Let's explore some simple, cost-effective strategies for your classroom, school, and community. AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
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). AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
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 Woodlawn Community in Arlington, VA, the Stratford Middle School was chosen to host the first integrated school program in Northern Virginia. Come explore the ways that these histories have been celebrated in the resultant preservation/renewal designs. LU/HSW 1 10/26/2017
Humanizing the Education Machine: Creating Learning that Extends Beyond the Box To prepare kids for the future we need new pedagogy, new tools and new environments. More importantly we need a new mindset. How can we throw away the templates, break down the silos, put the student at the center and reconnect to what learning is really like today? This presentation describes how to lead this change the moment you return home with new practices for teachers, administrators, facility support teams and suppliers. AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
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. AIA/LU 1 10/26/2017
Creating the World's Most Pedagogically-Advanced School Building Join us in a deep-dive of the British International School of Houston, one of the highest-performing schools in the world. Learn how the planning for the new building turned reluctant educators into powerful advocates. Discover how the school's design was inspired by caves, campfires and watering holes. Uncover lessons learned from teachers and students who have spent two years in the new space. And come away with new strategies for creating your own word-class facility. LU/HSW 1 10/27/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/27/2017
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. LU/HSW 1 10/27/2017
Education's Evolution: Meeting the Needs of the Modern Workplace Charting a new path for education enhancing future economic competitiveness for students and facilities is moving beyond traditional channels. As gaps continue to widen between what employers need and what schools are providing their graduates, education providers are actively responding by developing next generation learning environments. LU/HSW 3 10/24/2017
Missouri Innovation Campus Tour Tour the Missouri Innovation Campus, an exciting, progressive collaboration reshaping the way students experience education. ted program in the country, the Missouri Innovation Campus is a result of a partnership between Lees Summit School District (LSR7), University of Central Missouri (UCM), and dozens of industry partners throughout the Silicon Prairie region. LU/HSW 2 10/24/2017
Crossroads Academy Tour These unique learning environments feature adaptive reuse and shared public facilities in the historic, downtown area, just blocks from the Kansas City Convention Center. Attendees will hear a brief presentation before breaking into small groups to tour both schools. LU/HSW 1.5 10/25/2017
Multistop EDFacility Tour EDspaces concludes with the EDfacilities Tour that features three innovative learning environments in the Kansas City area. Two of the facilities are brand new for the 2017'18 school year! At each stop, administrators, students and architects will provide an overview of the school's mission and the process that went into designing these forward-thinking educational facilities. LU/HSW 3 10/27/2017