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The Art and Science of Building Modern CTE Learning Spaces

Career and Technical Education (CTE) spaces are evolving from a specialized vocational path to a robust career readiness platform. This transformation calls for a fresh perspective on classroom design, placing...

How Can the Physical Design of a Classroom Foster Student Agency?

Imagine a student walking into a classroom with rows of desks, all facing toward the front of the room. Students are assigned to desks and a large teacher’s desk and...

Six Neuro-Diverse Design Strategies that Strengthen Learning for All Students

There has been growing recognition of the importance of understanding and finding ways to support neurodiverse students. Creating inclusive learning spaces in our K-12 schools is crucial to ensure that...

Designing the Future-Ready School Library: 5 Critical Elements

In the landscape of modern education, school libraries are undergoing a revolutionary transformation. Evolving from their traditional roles as book-centric storehouses, they are now vibrant, multi-functional hubs that nurture collaboration,...

Designing the Classrooms of Tomorrow: EDspaces 2023 Recap from AIA CAE

This year’s EDspaces conference in Charlotte was a convening of innovative educational design ideas and practical solutions aimed at reshaping learning environments. Thought leaders, innovators, designers, and decision-makers gathered to...

Navigating the Future of Education: A Reflection on EDspaces 2023

As the Superintendent of Quaker Valley School District, my commitment to providing an optimal learning environment for our students has driven me to seek continuous professional development opportunities.