EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Dancing with the Yeti

  • Description: Discover how three resilient Iron Range communities in Northern Minnesota and two formerly competitive school districts remarkably came together and joined forces around a hopeful Next Century Vision for Learning to reinvigorate optimism in their communities. Learn how the District used the aspirational benchmark of what the World’s Best Schools do to inspire transformational change, and how this intention was carried forward in the planning and design process resulting in the design of three unique learning environments serving the newly formed Rock Ridge School District.
  • Date:Thursday, November 3
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom B115
  • Track:Pedagogy/Student Outcomes
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Learn about the opportunities and challenges rural school districts face around consolidation, and the steps taken to succeed.
  • Learning Objective 2:Find out about alternative funding methods and their inherent constraints and opportunities.
  • Learning Objective 3:Discover the robust engagement process with students in both the pre-referendum and design phases.
  • Learning Objective 4:Hear how the Superintendent’s vision for 21st Century Learning inspired students and the community.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
John Pfluger
Dr. Noel Schmidt
Rock Ridge Public Schools
Hailey Wrasman