6 new grants to consider in the new year

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School leaders consistently identify high costs and shrinking budgets as a top barrier to implementing new technology tools and programs. 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.

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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The chairs detach from the desks and the tables tilt up and down to accommodate the use of new tools, like interactive white boards and handheld technology. 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.

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. 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.

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. It means remaining nimble and agile in the way we design, so that pedagogy and technology tools can engage and ignite learners. Education Technology Learning Research ResearchEducation eats good ideas. It boils down its best levers for change into cliches and shells of ideas.

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

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One of the most dramatic examples of rethinking the faculty office can be found at Cornell Tech, a new university under construction on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan, a joint venture between Cornell University and Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. 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. Education Technology Teaching & Learning

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.