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

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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?

Concentration – Contemplation – Collaboration

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A week back, I had the opportunity to attend the Michigan Flipped Teaching ( #MiFlip15 ) conference at the Steelcase University Learning Center. Illustration from Steelcase publication Active Learning Spaces. Blended Learning professional learning steelcase I’ve been to the facility a couple of times for tours, but this time was a bit different. This time, I got to experience the SULC as a learner, instead of as a “tourist”.

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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.

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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Steelcase Education launched the third annual Active Learning Center Grant cycle, a program that provides modern and flexible classroom redesigns to schools across the United States, Canada and Mexico. 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.

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

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Designers are connecting with places like the University of Melbourne , Steelcase, and Meteor Education who are doing the action research on current best practices. Education eats good ideas. It boils down its best levers for change into cliches and shells of ideas. The complex is turned into checklists and clickbait. Modern classroom design is sitting on this precipice.

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

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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. Professors often complain that students never come to their office hours. Robert Talbert, a professor at Grand Valley State University, has a theory about why students stay away.

Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

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Steelcase Education. “ 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).

Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting And Teaching From Home

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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. That’s when my 10-year-old son, Kenzo, came home with a large, Ziploc bag full of school supplies.

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

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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. One such practice I saw at Steelcase was remote work. When I first started at Steelcase, I wasn’t sure how the whole “showing up to work” thing was supposed to work.

Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution

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Steelcase, a manufacturer of office furniture, has recently begun offering a line of quiet work cubicles called Susan Cain Quiet Spaces. In personality typologies derived from the work of Carl Jung, introverts are described as people who gain energy from solitude and extroverts as people who gain energy from being around other people.