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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
8:00am Building an eSports Space from Scratch
Greg Nelson, School Outfitters; Katelyn Nigus, School Outfitters show more Description Universities, colleges, high schools, and even middle schools need to carve out their eSports spaces and develop them as this sport evolves. In this session, we will discuss our research on the benefits of eSports and the considerations involved in developing your physical eSports spaces. We will also explain the design thinking behind different layouts for eSports participation in different types of rooms. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Technology & Infrastructure Speakers Greg Nelson School Outfitters Katelyn Nigus School Outfitters
Designing Active Learning Classrooms for Hybrid Learning
Robert Talbert, Grand Valley State University; Andrew Kim, Steelcase Learning; Aileen Strickland McGee, Steelcase Learning show more Description Learning models and classroom environments are changing considerably. The increased adoption of hybrid learning models opens up opportunities for academic institutions. How might we support active learning within hybrid learning experiences, and what is the impact of hybrid learning on active learning classrooms? What spatial and technology solutions could enhance student-centered and instructor-centered activities within active learning classrooms? To address these questions, Grand Valley State University and Steelcase WorkSpace Futures researchers will share insights and design principles for hybrid learning classrooms along with data from observations, interviews and surveys. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Design/Project Management Speakers Robert Talbert Grand Valley State University Andrew Kim Steelcase Learning Aileen Strickland McGee Steelcase Learning
Healthy Schools by Design
Andrea Pippin, LPA Design Studios; Kimari Phillips, LPA Design Studios show more Description Studies confirm healthy, high-performance environments can improve learning outcomes and student success. This session will explore existing research and focus on targeted design solutions that create real value, learning opportunities, and healthy, energy-efficient learning environments. More than four decades of research confirms that school buildings are foundational to students’ success, affecting their health, thinking and performance. Providing a healthy environment for students may be as important as curating the appropriate teaching curriculum. Research overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that a well-designed and well-maintained building supports students’ ability to learn as well as their ability to thrive. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Andrea Pippin LPA Design Studios Kimari Phillips LPA Design Studios
How to Enhance the Safety and Security of Your School Campuses
Mark Williams, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools show more Description The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools is a 501c3 dedicated to providing resources to help schools navigate the complexity of forming a comprehensive safety and security plan. The PASS Guidelines and Checklist were developed to provide administrators with the means to effectively evaluate safety and security infrastructure already in place, prioritize investments and maximize safety and security gained by leveraging available resources. The Guidelines and Checklist identify and classify best practices for securing k12 facilities in response to the urgent needs identified by the educational community. Learn about what other schools have done, how to avoid pitfalls and develop plans that are specific and appropriate to your facility's unique needs. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Campus Safety Speakers Mark Williams Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
Taking “Nature” to the Next Step – What Works and What Doesn’t
Kas Kinkead, Osborn Consulting; Lauren Iversen, Osborn Consulting show more Description We will share the results of a Post Occupancy Evaluation of Madrona K-8 a school that fully embraced outdoor learning. The POE research is being supported by a national grant from the LAF. We will also provide a brief synopsis of national guidelines for Outdoor Learning published this year. The last half of the session will be devoted to critiquing projects that participants share in which they are including outdoor learning spaces. We will share current best practices based on guidelines and provide suggestions for how they can be applied to participant’s examples. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Post Occupancy/Research Speakers Kas Kinkead Osborn Consulting Lauren Iversen Osborn Consulting
The Survey Says…Teacher and Student Driven Solutions for NextGen Furniture Standards
Carey Upton, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District; Aaron Buehring, Lionakis show more Description Needing an affordable strategy for implementing the goals of its new and progressive Education Specifications across the entire district, Santa Monica-Malibu USD settled on furniture to effectively deliver benefits to every one of its students. A year-long study with collaborative workshops with “test drive” furniture, over 1,200 student surveys, and 12 working classrooms full of demo furniture all culminated in informing the NextGen Furniture Program before purchasing a single chair. What followed was a robust NextGen program furnishing 248 classrooms at 11 schools. We’ll share lessons learned, insights gathered from our research and how it positively affected students district-wide. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Post Occupancy/Research Speakers Carey Upton Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Aaron Buehring Lionakis
Using Design to Create Equitable Learning Spaces Through Business and Community Partnerships
Shalini Bhattacharya, Heart of America show more Description Heart of America transforms learning spaces, bridges the resource gap, and strengthens communities to give all students room to dream, discover, and thrive. We support educational equity by collaborating with schools, nonprofits, corporate, and government sponsors to create vibrant spaces, and provide critical resources, that reflect the communities we serve. By leveraging our in-house design expertise, vendor networks, local contractors, and corporate volunteers, we are able to maximize our funders’ investment and force multiply the project’s impact. In this session, participants will learn about our unique approach to transforming learning spaces in schools and community organizations across the country. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Shalini Bhattacharya Heart of America
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
1:00pm Acoustics and Educational Pedagogy – The Synergy Between
Sue Ann Highland, School Specialty; Slavi Younger, Frasch show more Description Undesirable acoustics in educational spaces have long been considered averse to our goals to effectively teach, create, collaborate, listen, and learn. The impact on students’ academic achievement, social adaptation and mental health can be vast and long lasting. In this class we will examine impact of different sound problems and how introduce solutions to mitigate them. Learn about solutions that create synergy between the architecture and the classroom environment to optimize student learning, student recruitment, and teacher retention. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Sue Ann Highland School Specialty Slavi Younger Frasch
Crafting an Emergency Response Plan that Meets your Schools Needs
Jospeh Crumby, Excellence in School Solutions show more Description Simplification and implementation are the keys to any superior Emergency Response Plan. This session will help schools learn the most important do's and don'ts when developing a plan that can be implemented and carried out by school administration teams. Using guidance from the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and looking at specific state educational safety standards, educators will know exactly what should and should not be included when creating a comprehensive, understandable, and easy to implement Emergency Response Plan! Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM Track Campus Safety Speakers Jospeh Crumby Excellence in School Solutions
Design Engagement for the Multicultural High School Community
Alec Holser, Opsis Architecture; Ayana Horn, Portland Public Schools; Adam Skyles, McDaniel High School (PPS); Kirsten Justice, Opsis show more Description Our 2019 EDspaces conference session focused on the authentic engagement strategies for a multi-cultural 300,000 sf high school, where a strong sense of community brings together a school population of 30 spoken languages. After six years of design and construction and one year of occupancy, the team will present a comprehensive post-occupancy study of how the goals and aspirations of the community were realized and how they are perceived by the users today. We’ll facilitate an interactive session with attendees to explore alternative engagement tools that result in design approaches that meet core stakeholder goals around diversity, equity and inclusion. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM Track Post Occupancy/Research Speakers Alec Holser Opsis Architecture Ayana Horn Portland Public Schools Adam Skyles McDaniel High School (PPS) Kirsten Justice Opsis
Healthy School Design Elements and Maintenance Practices Influenced by Recent Research
Joe Dixon, Smart School House; Tom Pace, San Bernardino City Unified School District; Frank Camarda, San Juan USD show more Description The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) was established in 1978 as the only schools organization in California focused upon the goals of financing, planning, designing, building and maintenance of K-12 schools. At this session CASH will provide an architect's, facility planner's and maintenance practitioner's approach to collaboration in school design or redesign for the purpose of establishing and maintaining healthy classrooms and schools with a focus on student wellness and learning informed by studies conducted by the University of California, Davis, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the University of Oregon. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM Track Facility Operations/Best Practices Speakers Joe Dixon Smart School House Tom Pace San Bernardino City Unified School District Frank Camarda San Juan USD
REdesigning the Process: Transforming Facilities and Culture with an Equity-based Approach
Karina Ruiz, BRIC Architecture; Joe Morelock, N/A; Anne Erwin, Beaverton High School show more Description Traditional community engagement processes to transform school districts often reproduce the very inequities we seek to solve. By examining case studies and reviewing real-world implementation of critical race-spatial praxis and Liberatory Design principles, learn how BRIC Architecture and two local school districts co-created a community engagement approach which resulted in a rich tapestry of conversations, stories, relationships, and trust. Applied to planning and design, Critical Race Spatial Theory offers an innovative approach to amplify the voices of communities of color, examine how educational settings act to reproduce inequity, and identify institutional planning strategies that promote racial equity and social justice. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Karina Ruiz BRIC Architecture Joe Morelock N/A Anne Erwin Beaverton High School
Success Through Inclusion: Maximizing In-District Special Education Program Potential
Amy Christmas, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.; Amy Samuelson, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.; Amanda Hastings Shea, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. show more Description Research shows that when you outplace a student, they often don't return to their school. Additionally, the cost for outplacement services is up to six times more than keeping in-district. This session will focus on strategies that can reduce the number of outplacement students, ultimately sparking the conversation about creating diverse learning environments that strengthen pedagogies, enhance student engagement and support faculty and staff. This session will review how planning and facility design responds to the principles of trauma-informed care to create a system of spaces that provides opportunities for students of all abilities – physical, social/emotional and academic. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Amy Christmas The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. Amy Samuelson The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. Amanda Hastings Shea The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.
Why The Furniture in Your School Will Never Be The Same
Jennifer Wammack, BIFMA; Bryan Ballegeer, KI show more Description To be future ready on your campus, it’s clear that spaces – including furnishings – need holistic approaches to design, selection, cleaning, maintenance, and sustainability to address the needs of students and staff. Answers for furniture are found in understanding the importance of ANSI/BIFMA Standards that ensure safety, performance, sustainability, and wellness for all users. BIFMA’s newest standard, Furniture Surfaces: Design and Durability for Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting, provides timely guidance for post-pandemic protocols. This panel of experts from BIFMA and the furniture industry will discuss practical application of BIFMA standards and what you need to know. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Jennifer Wammack BIFMA Bryan Ballegeer KI
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
2:30pm Activating “Place” for Place-Based Learning and Holistic Wellbeing
Chloe Hosid, Corgan; Malissa Jeffreys, Corgan show more Description When the spaces where we inhabit are endowed with meaning and support our needs, they become emotionally connected places of significance that provide opportunities for growth and connection, and support wellbeing. For children, the sensory and cognitive experience of engaging with “place” evolves as they develop, making the activation of “place” in their education and developmental alignment between children and their learning environment an opportunity for thoughtful design to provide holistic support and engagement. This presentation will connect research-based insights from place attachment theory with the place-based learning model and design to activate “place” in education for learning and wellbeing. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 3:30 PM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Chloe Hosid Corgan Malissa Jeffreys Corgan
Advocating for STEM/STEAM: Expanding Accessibility for Underrepresented Youth: Programs, Processes, Design Insights
Abby Dacey, Mahlum Architects; Fabiola Casas, Espousal Strategies, LLC; Wade Hopkins, Northeast STEAM Coalition show more Description BIPOC, females, and LGBTQ+ students are underrepresented in STEM/STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) careers. How can intentional partnerships and design processes change this dynamic? In this session, a NE Portland-based educational non-profit, a black-owned public involvement firm, and architects specializing in educational spaces will share actionable approaches to encourage youth involvement, build local capacity, and develop an inclusive design process for creating school- and community-based STEM/STEAM programs. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 3:30 PM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Abby Dacey Mahlum Architects Fabiola Casas Espousal Strategies, LLC Wade Hopkins Northeast STEAM Coalition
Closing the Loop: Tethering Post-Occupancy Evaluations to Facility Planning
Charles Deese, Cushing Terrell; Anna Deese, University of Colorado; Joel Anderson, Cushing Terrell show more Description A tight connection should exist between the facility planning process and post-occupancy evaluations (POEs), but too often student academic performance and holistic well-being, community engagement/impact, and equity concerns are secondary to the building performance measures of POEs. Cushing Terrell will describe their efforts to reimagine a process that tethers insight from POEs directly to facility planning to create accountability and value from the ideation, creation and inhabitation of new learning environments. In partnership with an education policy doctoral student, they will provide insight on these connections, and methodologies for gathering, analyzing and implementing this information in facility planning. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 3:30 PM Track Post Occupancy/Research Speakers Charles Deese Cushing Terrell Anna Deese University of Colorado Joel Anderson Cushing Terrell
Creating Pathways to the Future: Community Partnerships in Next Generation High Schools
Aimee Eckmann, Perkins&Will; Maureen Tiller, Fountain Inn High School; Lindsey Beam, Fountain Inn High School; Scott Carlin, Greenville County Schools show more Description A 2021 Deloitte study cites 2.1 million U.S. manufacturing jobs could go unfilled by 2030, which presents serious challenges for the competitive health of the economy. This is certainly true for the Greenville, South Carolina region, which has many manufacturing companies with lucrative career offerings. Recognizing this, Greenville County Schools leadership enlisted the support of local industry partners to envision a new brand of high school, that begins to address this labor pipeline problem. Fountain Inn High School focuses on project based, personalized learning centered around Advanced Manufacturing with the mission of “creating pathways to the future for every student.” Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 3:30 PM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Aimee Eckmann Perkins&Will Maureen Tiller Fountain Inn High School Lindsey Beam Fountain Inn High School Scott Carlin Greenville County Schools
Safe Schools: Secure and Mentally Supportive
Kelsey Jordan, Legat Architects; Robin Randall, Legat Architects; Paul Timm, Facility Engineering Associates show more Description This panel including safety designers, an educational designer, and an educational planner will share their experiences and expertise for designing space for mental security and physical safety. Safe schools not only promote the protection of students from harm, but also create safe spaces for students to emotionally mature and grow. The workshop/conversation will challenge conceptions of space planning and safety applications as well as provide attendees with understanding on how to implement all forms of safety into their educational environments. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 3:30 PM Track Campus Safety Speakers Kelsey Jordan Legat Architects Robin Randall Legat Architects Paul Timm Facility Engineering Associates
Wellness Matters!
Kimari Phillips, LPA Design Studios; Winston Bao, LPA Design Studios; Jomay Chan, LPA Design Studios show more Description Students arrive at school with real challenges. How can we design built and natural environments that foster positive outcomes for students, such as healthy body/mind, quality of life, social support, sense of belonging and connectedness, goal attainment, joy, and other positive emotions? The session aims to inspire the creation of an accessible and integrated resource place for wellness on all school campuses. Integrating active design, wellness services, respite areas, social support hubs, and fitness in one location offers a holistic approach. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 3:30 PM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Kimari Phillips LPA Design Studios Winston Bao LPA Design Studios Jomay Chan LPA Design Studios
Why OLD Shouldn't Be a Bad Word When it Comes to Design
Kory Hunsinger, CPL; Jason Benfante, CPL show more Description Most schools come with established tradition which is the hallmark of many communities. However, as school buildings age and enrollment changes, the needs for upgrades can sometimes be at odds with the original design or intent of a building. Preserving identity and history while simultaneously upgrading for future needs and evolving programs can be accomplished most successfully through adaptive reuse. Learn how adaptive reuse can provide an economically feasible purpose for school buildings while still being harmoniously respectful of identity and history. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 3:30 PM Track Design/Project Management Speakers Kory Hunsinger CPL Jason Benfante CPL
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
4:00pm Creating NextGen Career & Technical Education Initiatives through Strong Community Partnerships
Dan Kritta, Wold Architects and Engineers; Jonathan Kuzynowski, Wold Architects and Engineers; Carl Vallianatos, McHenry Community High School show more Description McHenry CHSD 156’s vision for a signature “corner-piece” for the campus included a 2021 CTE Center addition/renovation. The Center is poised to enhance synergies between science, math, and industry technologies, leading to a wide range of career pathways. The spaces go beyond traditional models of learning environments to support the diverse needs of students and enhance exploration of career opportunities. The intentional transparency into the learning labs allows students to see project-based activities to pique their curiosities. Through community partnerships, the District aligned curriculum with mentoring/internship opportunities. Join us in learning how Districts can find success with a Community-Driven Process. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Dan Kritta Wold Architects and Engineers Jonathan Kuzynowski Wold Architects and Engineers Carl Vallianatos McHenry Community High School
Flipping the Classroom: Reimagining Teaching and Learning for 21st Century Learners
Eric Sickbert, DLA Architects; Kimberly Boryszewski, Schiller Park School District 81 show more Description A thought-provoking discussion on how School District 81 broke the mold of conventional teaching and learning to design a bold 21st Century school that engages learners through child-centered teaching and play-based learning. This session will inspire educators and designers to create learning environments that encourage innovation, collaboration and critical thinking by using light, color, shapes, and space. Members of the District 81 leadership team and DLA Architects, will take participants through the process, beginning with attendance at Harvard University’s Learning Environments for Tomorrow symposium, to the completion of a progressive elementary school, where classrooms are flipped and school is reimagined. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Eric Sickbert DLA Architects Kimberly Boryszewski Schiller Park School District 81
Inclusive Restrooms: A guide to increasing equity and safety in K-12 environments
Heidi Neumueller, Cuningham; Angela Selb-Sack, Saint Paul Public Schools show more Description The design of public restrooms has long been a contested territory for civil rights issues and policy debates. Segregated facilities created to prevent gender discrimination, are increasingly coming under scrutiny by the LGBTQ community. While conversation and legislation are evolving at the local and federal levels, very little data regarding the implementation and logistics of inclusive bathrooms exist at the K–12 level. This presentation provides a case study of inclusive restrooms at St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS), including design, methods to reach alternative code compliance, and post-occupancy research data through the lens of safety and security of this model. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Heidi Neumueller Cuningham Angela Selb-Sack Saint Paul Public Schools
Strategies Toward Safe and Secure 21st Century Schools
Brian Calhoun, RTA Architects show more Description This session is an exploration of recent design strategies to enhance school safety and security while maintaining open and transparent 21st Century educational environments. We will examine the approach to school security design that came out working with the Littleton Public Schools. This process included a collaborative effort between multiple design firms, the school district, and recognized security experts. We will look at RTA’s strategies that have been developed over time as we explore case studies from recent projects and talk with industry recognized security experts. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Campus Safety Speakers Brian Calhoun RTA Architects
Student Engagement and the Creation of Student-Centered Space
David Johnson, BRIC Architecture; Wes Rogers, Oregon City School District; Michael Sweeten, Oregon City School District show more Description How do we make school more engaging for students? How can we create environments where students want to be? We believe the answer lies in active listening and engaging students in the design process in meaningful ways. Members of the Oregon City School District design team will share how they approached student engagement in the design of two recent middle school projects to create student-centered environments. They will discuss the strategies they used to sustain student engagement throughout the design process, how they positioned students to contribute in significant ways, and how they leveraged student insight in the completed schools. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Design/Project Management Speakers David Johnson BRIC Architecture Wes Rogers Oregon City School District Michael Sweeten Oregon City School District
The Future is Inclusive: A New Model School Designed Using UDL Principles
Kelly Dreyer, Gould Evans; Lauren Maass, Gould Evans; Lindsey Blass, San Francisco Unified School District show more Description Are your learning spaces a barrier to student learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation? This session lays out established principles of environmental psychology and how space is a powerful element in the learning experience of students. The new Mission Bay School in San Francisco (PK-5, Linked Learning Hub for High School, and District Training Spaces) establishes an exemplary model of these principles in practice, supporting a more fluid and holistic implementation of UDL and providing equal access to education for each and every student, as well as a shared community resource. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Kelly Dreyer Gould Evans Lauren Maass Gould Evans Lindsey Blass San Francisco Unified School District
Time for a Technology Audit: Self-Study to See Where You Stand
Christina Lewellen, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools show more Description Perhaps more than ever before, technology is a central, critical component of delivering on a school's mission. It's time to ask important technology questions to find long-term sustainability in pandemic-era strategies. Leveraging an internal self-study on the role of technology in programs and operations, the session demonstrates how to analyze school-wide initiatives, conduct strategic planning, help manage transitions, or assist in accreditation reviews. The session addresses risk mitigation and provide resources for samples and templates available for schools looking to fill in the missing pieces. Day, Date & Time Wednesday, November 2 Wednesday, 11 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Technology & Infrastructure Speakers Christina Lewellen Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Thursday, November 3, 2022
8:00am A Bold Metaverse Vision “Cherry Creek 2.0”
Dr. Marilyn Denison, DLR Group; Sarah Grobbel, Cherry Creek School District; Pam Loeffelman, DLR Group show more Description Innovation spurs creativity and success. But what spurs innovation? One hour south of Denver, in Centennial, CO., innovation stems from a district, design firm, community, and industry partners joining forces with a laser focus on better preparing students for the changing workforce they will soon enter. Cherry Creek Innovation Campus has progressed from idea to inception, through design and construction, has been operational since 2019 and is redefining the boundaries of teaching and learning, invention and innovation, along with industry and commerce. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Design/Project Management Speakers Dr. Marilyn Denison DLR Group Sarah Grobbel Cherry Creek School District Pam Loeffelman DLR Group
Best Practices for Safer Schools
Tom Pace, San Bernardino City Unified School District; Gilbert Baez, PBK Architects; Scott Himelstein, PBK-REDI School Safety and Security Firm show more Description Responding to the unique safety needs of each campus is a challenge faced in school districts nationwide. What may work for one school may not be the appropriate solution for the school or district next door. How can you create a safety policy that is the right fit for your school, district, and community? Join our expert panel of facilities, campus police, and design and security professionals as they walk you through the consideration you must face for each of your unique campuses. Leave with tools for your schools - and be ready for any emergency! Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Campus Safety Speakers Tom Pace San Bernardino City Unified School District Gilbert Baez PBK Architects Scott Himelstein PBK-REDI School Safety and Security Firm
Building the Alki Vision: Aligning School Space to District Equity Initiatives
Stacey Crumbaker, Mahlum Architects; Amara H. Pérez, AHP; Vince Gonzales, Seattle Public Schools Capital and Planning show more Description Seattle Public Schools aspires to ensure equity in our educational system by unapologetically addressing the needs of students furthest from educational justice. Charged to see Akli Elementary as a vehicle for actualizing the district's commitment to equity and inclusion, the team recognized the need to transform practices to create a building that actively communicates values and messages of belonging and inclusion. Guided by Amara H. Pérez’s critical race spatial lens, we developed an engagement approach amplifying community voice to uncover the active role space plays reproducing social-educational-environmental inequities that are often invisible, ignored, or under-examined in a design process. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Stacey Crumbaker Mahlum Architects Amara H. Pérez AHP Vince Gonzales Seattle Public Schools Capital and Planning
Designing Environments to Support Social & Emotional Learning
Sue Ann Highland, School Specialty; Cecilia Cruse, School Specialty show more Description Review the key concepts of SEL, Trauma-Informed Classroom Practices and Sensory Processing and how it may impact, focus, attention, and behavior. Learning doesn’t just start from the chin up. We need our bodies and our senses to process and learn. Learn how to transform Learning Environments for success using design solutions and furniture/equipment selections that are inclusive and universal for all students. These practices are applicable to both students and adults alike! Join us for an enlightening discussion and discovery session! Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Sue Ann Highland School Specialty Cecilia Cruse School Specialty
Interconnectedness - Towards Learning in 2050
Tomas Eliaeson, Little show more Description Jules Verne literature in the 1860’s predicted and inspired life and new technologies in the 20th Century. As we predict what learning could be like in 2050, we inspire ourselves by the concept of Interconnectedness, when Learning will be influenced by the crossroads of 6 Tenets: Self, Environment, Policy, Wellness, Technology and Uncertainty but most importantly, the connections between each of them and the intertwined relationships that will occur among them. This session will explore the potential development of these Tenets, and how their progression and interconnectedness will lead to the evolution of learning as we know it Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Technology & Infrastructure Speakers Tomas Eliaeson Little
Student Outcomes Improve with the Right Furniture Selection Process
Tara Sparks, Lindbergh Schools; Ronni Zagora, Lindbergh Schools; Kelly Hardy, Color Art show more Description Ready to buy classroom furniture? Worried about spending funds on items that may not have an impact on learning? Learn how a school district partnered teachers, students, and industry professionals to develop a furniture catalog that ensures district purchases have a transformational impact on the success of students all while maintaining functional needs, timeframe and budget. This session will detail 3 methodologies used to mitigate risk and determine the best furniture for learning, both in older K-8 classrooms and in newly constructed high school classrooms, and how that implementation influenced classroom space and teacher professional learning. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Tara Sparks Lindbergh Schools Ronni Zagora Lindbergh Schools Kelly Hardy Color Art
The Surprising Ways Students Use Spaces
Kate Mraw, LPA Design Studios; Eliza Loyola, Menchaca Elementary School show more Description This is not your typical post occupancy presentation, but you will learn about how a post occupancy changed our perspective on how students use spaces and how we really need to think about design. Hear from educators, researchers and designers share the story of Austin ISD's first modernized school from their 2017 billion dollar bond. This session walks you through the process of a POE and how what we learned influences how we think. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 9:00 AM Track Post Occupancy/Research Speakers Kate Mraw LPA Design Studios Eliza Loyola Menchaca Elementary School
Thursday, November 3, 2022
9:30am Building Happiness: Creating Impactful Environments For Our Youngest Learners
Craig Siepka, Wight & Company; Stephen Shearer, Wight & Co show more Description Design solutions for Early Childhood environments continue to evolve with each new generation. These sensory-rich, instructional venues must be constantly re-evaluated to remain relevant and become the beautiful backdrop which supports our youngest learners in reaching their full academic, social/ emotional and physical potential. In this seminar, we will identify the key considerations used in designing educational environments for students 3 -5 years of age and explore how design thinking has responded to the specific characteristics of the current generation entering and making its way through our public school systems. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM Track Design/Project Management Speakers Craig Siepka Wight & Company Stephen Shearer Wight & Co
Nature is Necessary: A Case for Outdoor Learning Environments
Tom Pace, San Bernardino City Unified School District; Melissa Turnbaugh, PBK Architects show more Description Children today spend up to 44 hours a week in front of a screen and less than 10 minutes a day playing outdoors. Following a year of virtual learning for most of the world’s students, these statistics are only exacerbated. The session will explore the importance of bringing the classroom outside and explore the benefits of outdoor learning environments for students, staff, and the environment. Case studies will be presented to display different types of outdoor learning environments showing that what is healthy for students is also beneficial to the environment. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Tom Pace San Bernardino City Unified School District Melissa Turnbaugh PBK Architects
Old School | New School
Eboni Camille Chillis, Guilford County Schools; Holly Nuttall, Guilford County Schools show more Description Learn more about the first-ever eSports, Gaming, and Robotics elementary school in the country located in Guilford County Schools. Foust Elementary moves from old school to new school in mind. The presentation shares how this school disrupted traditional mindsets and architectural designs by immersing the theme in every fiber of the schematic and upfit to create freedom for students and teachers to engage, explore, and innovate. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM Track Technology & Infrastructure Speakers Eboni Camille Chillis Guilford County Schools Holly Nuttall Guilford County Schools
Reimagining the Learning Environment to Create Student-Centered Spaces
Brian Engle, Glenview School District 34; Samantha Gotta, FGM architects; Alison Keller, Glenview School District 34 show more Description In 2015, Glenview School District 34 began their journey to transform educational environments, at their eight facilities, into student-centered spaces with the teacher as the facilitator. The district began the transformation process by introducing the concept to select teachers. This was done to test the physical space needs and to gauge teacher apprehension associated with the introduction of a new pedagogy. Based on what they learned District 34 is now rolling out this concept across all facilities. Learn how District 34 navigated this dramatic shift in pedagogy. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM Track Facility Operations/Best Practices Speakers Brian Engle Glenview School District 34 Samantha Gotta FGM architects Alison Keller Glenview School District 34
School Safety and You: Tools to Enhance K-12 School Security
Don Hough, Department of Homeland Security, School Safety Task Force show more Description Join representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to learn the latest research about the systems-based approach to school physical security and design. The presentation will focus on how to conceptualize school physical security as a component of the broader school safety system. Presenters will address challenges in implementing physical security measures in K-12 schools. The session will share emerging threats and hazards facing the academic community and relevant Federal School Safety Clearinghouse and SchoolSafety.gov tools, guides, and grant funding opportunities. Participants will come away with actionable strategies to improve their school physical security. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM Track Campus Safety Speakers Don Hough Department of Homeland Security, School Safety Task Force
Student Focused Design to Inspire Personal Achievement – The Next Generation High School
David Schrader, SCHRADERGROUP architecture LLC; Dr. John Toleno, Upper Merion Area School District; Jonathan Bauer, Upper Merion Area School District show more Description This session will profile how local business and industry inspired the design of the new Upper Merion Area High School (UMAHS) in King of Prussia, a suburb of Philadelphia. Take part in a discussion around the educational limitations of the existing traditional high school designed in the 1960s as compared to the design of the new high school. The new facility will provide higher education level spaces to engage in interactive learning activities of research, develop and present. Spaces integrated throughout offer opportunities in flexible spaces to compliment how different students learn. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers David Schrader SCHRADERGROUP architecture LLC Dr. John Toleno Upper Merion Area School District Jonathan Bauer Upper Merion Area School District
VITA Elementary School - Learning Happens Everywhere
Kurtis Zenner, LSW Architects; Whitney Henion, Vancouver Public Schools; Jennifer Blechschmidt, Vancouver Public Schools show more Description Get a preview of one of the stops on the Friday K-12 tour and explore the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design can both impact and influence student outcomes, including the relationship between facilities and learning and how changes in pedagogy converge with design. This session will focus on partnerships for designing space not only for learning, but administrative, community, and business use including integrating the need for career and technical education or early childhood education into cooperative learning spaces, developing public/private partnerships, and rallying support for school bond passage. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 10:30 AM Track Facility Operations/Best Practices Speakers Kurtis Zenner LSW Architects Whitney Henion Vancouver Public Schools Jennifer Blechschmidt Vancouver Public Schools
Thursday, November 3, 2022
2:00pm A Holistic Approach to School Security Design
Benjamin Crum, Architectural Security Design Group show more Description Are you evaluating your current security strategies and infrastructure? What decisions do you need to make before undertaking a new project? Understanding how the relationship between the physical and non-physical aspects of school security is fundamental to the design process. Knowing how to find a balance in this relationship is the key to a holistic design. Discover the fundamental 3 P’s of security and how to apply these principles into your organization. Look at how the probability-impact ratio influences the decision making process. “That would never happen here” is NOT a security solution. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 3:00 PM Track Campus Safety Speakers Benjamin Crum Architectural Security Design Group
Connectivist Theory – Applied Designs for Learning Places / It’s Messy
Lennie Scott-Webber, INSYNC: Education Research + Design; Anat Mor-Avi, Illinois Institute of Technology show more Description “The connectivist view of learning as a network creation process significantly impacts the way learning is designed and developed”. In the Digital Age, educators and designers alike must shift the focus to the emerging ideal ecology that actually permits learning to occur. Authentic learning is messy. It thrives in nebulous, informal places and engaged in chaotic processes. This presentation shares design ideas for generating opportunities to engage the whole person – body, mind and spirit – allowing the individual to begin to thrive. Behavioral cues formed from design solutions connect the ‘networked’ thinking paradigm in this shift wherever learning occurs. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 3:00 PM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Lennie Scott-Webber INSYNC: Education Research + Design Anat Mor-Avi Illinois Institute of Technology
Creating Space for Student Well-Being
James Liebman, HMFH Architects show more Description How can a very large school be made welcoming to students? How can that school foster smaller learning communities, encourage meaningful collaboration among staff and students, and increase social-emotional wellness for its users? When the Town Weymouth decided to build the largest middle school in Massachusetts, cost effectiveness and community equity were key drivers. With that direction, students’ academic, physical, and social-emotional well-being, became the central challenge of the Chapman Middle School project. We approached these issues from both an educational planning and an architectural design direction. Small learning communities with teaching teams, consisting of two educators at 6th grade, and five at 7th and 8th grades, were the central planning unit. Each team also includes an embedded academic support teacher and classroom. Special education, including full immersion programs, is integrated within the teams, further providing equity and identity for all students. Teams are paired into two neighborhoods per grade, centered around a Neighborhood Collaborative Area, a project area fitted out for group work and self-directed learning. Each neighborhood, in turn, opens-up to a presentation area, for performance and sharing, and an outdoor classroom with seating, work surface and teaching wall, each shared by an entire grade. In addition to the core curriculum, exploratory and elective classes are taught in state-of-the-art labs revolving around teaching themes: film production/broadcasting, culinary and nutrition, metal/wood fabrications, robotics lab/app development, expeditionary learning, theater and technical production, as well as music, art and physical education. These labs, aimed at sparking students’ interests and hooking them for lifelong learning, will serve as introductory feeders to the high school’s career tech programs. The site was developed around whole-child needs and community access, with a half-mile walking circuit connecting age-appropriate play areas, a multi-use hard court, and fitness stations, planned to support the physical education curriculum. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 3:00 PM Track Design/Project Management Speakers James Liebman HMFH Architects
Design for Equity: What Does It Look Like?
Boris Srdar, NAC Architecture; Page Dettmann, Meteor Education show more Description As the school planning community strives to improve educational equity, coming through the pandemic has enhanced our awareness of the broad range of students’ unique needs and brought the notion of spatial inclusivity to the forefront. This presentation will explore ways to address the spatial aspects of designing for equity from the perspective of all students’ potential challenges or needs, asking broader questions about the architectural and educational implications. Presenters will cross-analyze educators’ and architects’ perspectives towards a paradigm where the close relationship between social/emotional learning and academic achievement permeates the curriculum and influences spatial design. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 3:00 PM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Boris Srdar NAC Architecture Page Dettmann Meteor Education
Design Spaces to Support Teacher Effectiveness, Hiring, and Retention
Robert Dillon, Sustainable Education Solutions show more Description As schools look for ways to care for their teachers, they should make space design a priority. Learning environments dictate our effectiveness and efficiency, and unfortunately, many spaces inhibit our teachers. In addition to looking at this critical area, we will also explore the power of space in hiring and retaining teachers. This session will leave participants with new ideas on how to support schools and districts on this essential topic, as well as showcase how a focus on design for excellent teaching makes sense for all. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 3:00 PM Track Facility Operations/Best Practices Speakers Robert Dillon Sustainable Education Solutions
The Secrets to Successfully Scaling Active Learning Spaces
Andrew Kim, Steelcase Learning; Sharon Beaudry, Oregon Tech; Dave Bublitz, Steelcase Learning show more Description Why have some schools been successful at rapidly growing their active learning classrooms and learning spaces, while others have struggled? Active learning has been a growing trend in education for decades based on its wholistic impact on student learning. This session presents a large-scale study that uncovers the best practices that lead to successful scaling of active learning spaces that support students, faculty, and institutional success in both the K-12 and higher education environments. The session will share how this study was put into action and applied at Oregon Tech’s new 40 million-dollar Center for Excellence in Engineering & Technology. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 3:00 PM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Andrew Kim Steelcase Learning Sharon Beaudry Oregon Tech Dave Bublitz Steelcase Learning
Thursday, November 3, 2022
4:00pm A Systems Model of Innovative Learning Environments: Design and Use Alignment
Raechel French, University of Melbourne | DLR Group show more Description This session stems from doctoral research on the teacher transition into innovative learning environments (ILEs) and responds to a common misalignment between the physical design of a learning space and its actual use. The session presents a Systems Model of an ILE — with the educator at the center, we will explore the relationship between the physical and organizational environment, interpersonal relationships, and student-centered learning. Specific physical and organizational supports will be discussed as "nudges" to help reach a campus' educational goals. Participants will have the opportunity to apply best practices to their own unique situations. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Post Occupancy/Research Speakers Raechel French University of Melbourne | DLR Group
Dancing with the Yeti
John Pfluger, Cuningham; Dr. Noel Schmidt, Rock Ridge Public Schools; Hailey Wrasman, Cuningham show more Description Dancing with the Yeti, 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. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers John Pfluger Cuningham Dr. Noel Schmidt Rock Ridge Public Schools Hailey Wrasman Cuningham
Health & Equity Through Biophilic Design
Kendra Ordia, University of Nebraska Lincoln; Ashley Stoner, Perkins&Will show more Description How do you inclusively design nature-influenced experiences in the built environment considering equity, diversity, and culture, while promoting play, education, and growth? You will learn about systemic inequality issues related to nature access and investigate what biophilia means for the nature deprived. Design Ethics will be introduced as a toolkit to establish a baseline for framing and terminology and explained through a series of Case Studies. We will discuss participatory design processes or co-design to allow for more inclusive and creative spatial conditions while simultaneously considering the health, safety, welfare, and delight of the community. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Kendra Ordia University of Nebraska Lincoln Ashley Stoner Perkins&Will
It’s a No Brainer: Using Design Strategies to Enhance Student Mental Health
Serena Losonczy, IBI Group show more Description The U.S. Surgeon General recently described young people’s declining mental health as a national crisis. Besides the acute learning disruptions caused by the pandemic, students have experienced trauma associated with social isolation, illness, loss of loved ones, political unrest, social transformations and recently, even war. School leaders across the world are looking for ways to support the well-being of their students. Using case studies to exemplify concepts and facilitate discussion, this interactive session will focus on how school planning and design strategies relating to choice, engagement, belonging, experiential learning and environmental stewardship can be powerful tools in enhancing mental wellness. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Environment/Health/Sustainability Speakers Serena Losonczy IBI Group
Unleash the Creative Potential of Diverse & Inclusive Teams
Carissa Oyedele, Moore Ruble Yudell; Jeanne Chen, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners show more Description Teams that are diverse bring together their varied experiences and unique perspectives to create more relevant and impactful designs- spaces that are welcoming and provide a sense of belonging. An important strategy to effect change is to lead a design process that is inclusive and empathetic. In this session, you will hear from women and minority architects and clients on their experiences pushing the boundaries of diversity, equity, inclusion + justice (DEI+J) in the design process- including engagement of students and the broader campus community. Case studies may include new student community centers at UC Berkeley and University of Denver. Day, Date & Time Thursday, November 3 Thursday, 11 3, 2022 - 5:00 PM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Carissa Oyedele Moore Ruble Yudell Jeanne Chen Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Friday, November 4, 2022
9:00am Adaptive Learning for Entrepreneurs, Experimenters and Creatives
Jason Mellard, Corgan; Chloe Hosid, Corgan show more Description The ways that user behavior and emerging technologies shape each other is evolving. The entrepreneurs, experimenters, and creatives the world needs require learning that is personalized, real-time, and accessible, regardless of time and place. Digital assessments, analytics, and robust learning management systems can achieve deeper insights into student adaptive needs. This session will define these systems, places, technologies, and personalized learning methods and explore how they overlay with each other to develop learners that are curious, empowered, and creative enough to thrive in this ever-changing world. Day, Date & Time Friday, November 4 Friday, 11 4, 2022 - 10:00 AM Track Pedagogy/Student Outcomes Speakers Jason Mellard Corgan Chloe Hosid Corgan
Culturally Responsive Design Solutions
Mark Graham, PBK Architects; Tabitha Thigpen, King/Drew Magnet High School show more Description As a team of educators and designers, how do we develop “Culturally Responsive Architectural Design Solutions” that reflect the community and the culture that our facilities serve? We have achieved this functionally and aesthetically by developing spaces that serve as “safe havens” for teaching, learning, and creating. Equally important is how a facility's color integration, architectural finish application, sculptural relief, and graphic integration provide its users with a sense of safety and pride. A sensitivity to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is paramount in understanding how the built environment can make a true change in peoples’ lives. Day, Date & Time Friday, November 4 Friday, 11 4, 2022 - 10:00 AM Track Community Engagement/Equity Speakers Mark Graham PBK Architects Tabitha Thigpen King/Drew Magnet High School
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How to Leverage the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange (FLEXspace.org) for Your Next Project
Rebecca Frazee, San Diego State University | FLEXspace.org; Lisa Stephens, SUNY System | University at Buffalo | FLEXspace.org show more Description FLEXspace.org — the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange — is an open resource and community-driven mobile platform that helps campuses save time, money and effort with a searchable database of learning space best practices, detailed specs, layouts and innovative designs from campuses around the world. FLEXspace is a trusted nexus that brings together a highly engaged and diverse community of key stakeholder groups (over 5000 members from 1400 institutions across 73 countries) including AV/IT and Systems Integrators, Facilities and Campus Planners, Learning Designers, Architects and Designers, Faculty Developers, Industry Experts and more! In this session you will learn how to explore the database of hundreds of learning space examples and resources, tag and organize favorites with your colleagues using collaborative Idea Boards, and upload your own spaces to the portal. Track Facility Operations/Best Practices Speakers Rebecca Frazee San Diego State University | FLEXspace.org Lisa Stephens SUNY System | University at Buffalo | FLEXspace.org
Integrating the LSRS and FLEXspace to Improve Learning Spaces from Data to Dream!
Lisa Stephens, SUNY System | University at Buffalo | FLEXspace.org; Rebecca Frazee, San Diego State University | FLEXspace.org show more Description See how to use two free tools — the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange (FLEXspace.org) online learning space repository, along with the Educause Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) — for a data-driven approach that can help designers, architects, AV/IT integrators, campus planners, and others prioritize, benchmark, plan, design, and assess learning space projects for their school or institution. The Flexspace integrated planning pathway (FLIPP) describes a proven process to bring diverse stakeholders with different perspectives into alignment to save on time, money and effort. Track Facility Operations/Best Practices Speakers Lisa Stephens SUNY System | University at Buffalo | FLEXspace.org Rebecca Frazee San Diego State University | FLEXspace.org
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