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


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.” Hardware Teaching classroom design grants steelcase Have you ever been frustrated by the largely immobile set-up of a typical classroom?

6 new grants to consider in the new year

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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. Steelcase Active Learning Center Grants include furniture, design review, installation, onsite training, and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool.


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New grant will provide active learning spaces to schools

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Steelcase Education grant leverages classroom space to implement new teaching practices. Steelcase Education on Dec. 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. Research has shown that active learning environments positively impact student engagement,” said Sean Corcorran, General Manager of Steelcase Education.

Can a simple classroom redesign inspire student achievement?

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Rolling chairs are an essential part of Steelcase Active Learning centers. Ours was one of only a few dozen schools awarded similar classroom overhauls through the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant Program. Imagine a 5 th grade classroom in the middle of a lesson. What do you see: charts, letters, and drawings on the wall? A teacher writing notes on a large chalk or white board at the front of the room? Rows of desks and chairs, which face a single direction?

7 discoveries from an active learning classroom

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Four years ago, I became an inaugural recipient of a Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant. 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.

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

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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. News active learning best Education educators Funding interactive learning news solutions students teaching Technology trends up

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


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? Designers aren’t led by momentum, inertia, tradition or the latest education fads. Designers are connecting with places like the University of Melbourne , Steelcase, and Meteor Education who are doing the action research on current best practices.

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


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

Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

When designing the space, it’s important for educators not to overstimulate and thus detract students’ ability to focus but to provide enough stimuli to enhance the learning experience. Today’s educational paradigm is no longer one of knowledge transfer but one of knowledge creation and curation. Fore more research-influenced ideas and strategies to transform education grab a copy of Learning Transformed. Steelcase Education.

Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting And Teaching From Home


Having things like a schedule is very important,” says Hertirch, an account manager for office furnishings company Steelcase. Like so many other parents around the country, I was transitioning to full-time remote work last week while preparing to support my family through a crisis.

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


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.

What it's like to teach in an active learning classroom

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

As most readers know, I spent the 2017-2018 academic year on sabbatical at Steelcase doing research on active learning spaces, which resulted in this comprehensive literature review paper co-authored with architect Anat Mor-Avi.