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Get Involved In Classroom Design: A Grant to Upgrade Your Classroom

ProfHacker

Here’s an opportunity: if you teach grades 8–12 or at an institution of higher education, Steelcase – a company that sells products and services for corporate offices, classrooms, and healthcare settings – is offering some substantial grants for you to redesign your classroom into an “active learning center.” Applicants get to select from three “styles” of active learning classrooms: a “verb classroom,” a “node classroom” or a “blended classroom.”

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Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

“ We need to move away from classroom design that is “Pinterest pretty” and use research/design thinking to guide the wor k.” – Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray When Tom Murray and I set out to write Learning Transformed our goal was to connect as much research as possible to our ideas and statements as well as the amazing work taking place in schools, known in the book as Innovative Practices in Action (IPA’s). Design can empower learning in amazing ways. Steelcase Education.

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What factors help active learning classrooms succeed?

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

The idea that the space in which you do something, affects the thing you do is the basic premise behind active learning classrooms (ALCs). Zero to Go: The Factors that Lead to Growing Active Learning Classrooms. Journal of Learning Spaces , 11 (1).

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7 discoveries from an active learning classroom

eSchool News

There is a fair amount of research into the impact of classroom design on student learning. Spaces flooded with natural light that allow for a variety of learning methods and activities, and spaces that let students feel a sense of ownership over the classroom, demonstrably affect how well students learn. Through active learning, the teacher gradually releases control to the students, encouraging them to become independent learners. Learning is a community experience.

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6 new grants to consider in the new year

eSchool News

Check out the following six grants, which cover literacy, learning spaces, drug awareness, and more. Steelcase Education is seeking innovative middle and high school educators and educational institutions looking to implement and expand active learning initiatives to apply for its fifth annual Active Learning Center Grant. District Management Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning Funding grants

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New grant will provide active learning spaces to schools

eSchool News

Steelcase Education grant leverages classroom space to implement new teaching practices. Steelcase Education on Dec. 1 launched the second annual Active Learning Center (ALC) Grant , a program to provide active learning spaces to schools across North America. Up to 15 grant recipients will have the opportunity to install one of four learning environments featuring Steelcase Education’s state-of-the-art furniture and technology.

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In the marketplace: Funding for active learning, a helping hand for innovative programs, and an interactive book program

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

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Can a simple classroom redesign inspire student achievement?

eSchool News

Rolling chairs are an essential part of Steelcase Active Learning centers. This is my active learning center, no longer the traditional classroom we remember. It’s clear the active learning center is yielding record results and having a remarkable impact on my students’ success. Ours was one of only a few dozen schools awarded similar classroom overhauls through the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant Program.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices. High-quality digital learning content. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed.

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How Furniture and Flexible Seating Is Turning Classroom Design Into a Fad

Edsurge

Education eats good ideas. Designers aren’t led by momentum, inertia, tradition or the latest education fads. As educator Pernille Ripp recently reminded us, what is flexible furniture without flexible learning? I would go further to say, what is flexible learning without the long-term flexible mindset needed to meet the changing needs of the kids we serve? Designers aren’t led by momentum, inertia, tradition or the latest education fads.

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To Get More Students to Office Hours, Colleges Rethink the Faculty Office

Edsurge

Selingo, a former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, who wrote a white paper on innovative faculty office designs for the furniture company Steelcase. At a time when professors already feel under siege—with talk of rolling back tenure and a s queeze on public funding support for higher education—it’s hard not to see such proposals as a further shifting of resources away from the faculty. Education Technology Teaching & Learning

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What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

Last fall I started my first day on the job as an embedded faculty member with a corporation—as a scholar-in-residence at Steelcase Education. Actually intern is probably the best lens through which to look at what I’ve been doing at Steelcase for the last eight months. I’ve kept my eyes open, taken a notebook full of notes, and spent time every day processing what I was seeing and speculating about how the best things I saw might function in higher education.

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Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting And Teaching From Home

MindShift

Remote learning is a brave new world for both of us — one we’ve entered with little warning. Having things like a schedule is very important,” says Hertirch, an account manager for office furnishings company Steelcase.