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Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Below is an adapted section of Chapter 4 from our book that looks as research that can influence learning space design in classrooms and schools. Image credit: [link] One area where we found a growing body of research was learning space design. It is also a great way to move those who are resistant to change to embrace new ideas.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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? It is a journey, a mindset, and part of the change path to better learning.

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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.”