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Wednesday, October 28
1:00pm ES20PLEN: Plenary: What Schools Could Be — Small Steps That Lead to Big Change Ted Dintersmith show more Description Noted author and change agent Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. Without profound change in traditional education, most of our current students will be at risk in a world defined by innovation. It doesn't have to be this way. Dintersmith draws on his trip to all fifty states during the 2015/2016 school year to highlight conditions, including learning spaces and environments, that lead to exceptional student learning. He goes onto identify change models that enable a school, district, or even a state to effectively transform classrooms at scale. Dintersmith is the author of What School Could Be, an inspiring account of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things. He illustrates what leads to powerful learning in classrooms and how to empower our teachers to make it happen. Sponsored by: Gratnells Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:00PM - 2:30PM Speakers Ted Dintersmith
Wednesday, November 4
10:00am ES20EDS1: Educational Distribution Symposium: Leading Sales in an Age of Complexity Paul Holland, Solomon Coyle show more Description Paul Holland will focus on effective sales management diving into both the strategic and tactical elements needed to drive sales. He will share best practices for producing sales operations that consistently win in today's customer-driven, hyper-competitive landscape. Drawing on 30 years of research, consulting and education for high-performing dealerships, the session is grounded in key success factors for sales leadership: strategic alignment, planning acumen, talent management, performance management, and people development. Paul will examine each of the factors to help attendees determine how their sales management can improve and impact their own business. Time Wednesday, Nov 4 10:00AM - 11:30AM Speakers Paul Holland Solomon Coyle
4:00pm ES20EDS2: Educational Distribution Symposium: Financial Benchmarks to Drive Dealer Performance David Solomon, Solomon Coyle show more Description David Solomon will share his firm's industry-specific financial benchmark research to help dealers assess various compensation scenarios for affordability and its impact on financial performance. He will share the top five critical numbers that dealers can apply to their own business. David will also share data from both the YE2019 Financial Benchmark report and the latest Solomon Coyle Compensation survey that helps the audience understand how they can determine the strength of their sales efforts and the effectiveness of their sales leadership. Time Wednesday, Nov 4 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers David Solomon Solomon Coyle
Tuesday, November 10
11:00am ES20TMR: Open Forum: Reimagining Learning Systems in a Post-COVID World Bryan Ballegeer, KI; Jonathan Matta, KI show more Description Join this live, interactive discussion in which we seek to collaborate as a team of leaders who are responsible for the success of K-12 and Higher Ed learning systems today, on the future of educational spaces. Get your creative juices flowing with the help of your fellow EDspaces attendees to author a vision of what learning systems might become in a post-pandemic world. Share in the power of community and get inspired for three days of learning, connecting, and visualizing the continued evolution of true human-centered learning institutions. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 11:00AM - 11:45AM Speakers Bryan Ballegeer KI Jonathan Matta KI
12:00pm ES20ESPORTS-T: Esports Hub: Why Schools Should Consider Academic Esports Elliott Levine, STS Education; Bryan Shark, STS Education; Laylah Bulman, Samueli Foundation; Jason Kirby, Generation Esports show more Description An effective academic esports program can heighten enrollment in STEAM areas of study, help marginalized students become actively invested in extracurricular activities, break gender gaps for STEM instruction, improve school attendance, help young people explore a wealth of new emerging careers across the esports industry and give young people an advantage when applying to colleges. This session will review some of the key research and attendees will walk away with infographics and statistics they can share with school officials. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 12:00PM - 12:45PM Speakers Elliott Levine STS Education Bryan Shark STS Education Laylah Bulman Samueli Foundation Jason Kirby Generation Esports
12:15pm ES20VT-T2: Virtual Tour: Cherry Park Elementary School of Language Immersion Jimmy Wilhide, Moseley Architects; Patrick Maness, Cherry Park Elementary School; Brian Vaughan, Rock Hill Schools; Betsy Woodlief, Moseley Architects show more Description Cherry Park Elementary School of Language Immersion, the major capital project of Rock Hill Schools’ last five-year bond program, comprises a newly constructed K-3 facility and partial renovations to an adjoining middle school to house fourth- and fifth-grade wings. The new school consolidates the district’s popular language immersion program at a central location that provides a clear pipeline for students through the eighth grade. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 12:15PM - 1:00PM Speakers Jimmy Wilhide Moseley Architects Patrick Maness Cherry Park Elementary School Brian Vaughan Rock Hill Schools Betsy Woodlief Moseley Architects ES20VT-T1: Virtual Tour: Reeds Spring Middle School Brandon Dake, Dake Wells Architecture; Matt Thornton, Dake Wells Architecture show more Description By piloting new teaching methods and being the first in Missouri to provide mobile devices to every student, the district had long been an innovator, but its existing school buildings were not reflective of its ingenuity. The design of Reeds Spring Middle School elevates the district’s push for technology integration, collaborative learning environments, and tornado safety under one roof. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 12:15PM - 1:00PM Speakers Brandon Dake Dake Wells Architecture Matt Thornton Dake Wells Architecture
1:00pm ES20TA2: How Program and Space Design Can Spark Innovative Learning Paul Aplikowski, Wold Architects and Engineers; Jeff Ronneberg, Spring Lake Park Schools; Hope Rahn, Spring Lake Park Schools; Artemis Ettsen, Wold Architects & Engineers show more Description Learn how a public school district can foster grassroots system-wide innovation by design. Building innovation from the ground up allows you to leverage the best and brightest ideas from all stakeholders. Wold Architects and Engineers and Spring Lake Park Schools will help give you tools to empower your stakeholders. We will guide you as you rally your administrative support network, and capture the best ideas as they populate across your school system. Embrace all the possibilities while keeping results top of mind, finding creative solutions that stay on budget, and position the school system for today and the future. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 1:00PM - 2:00PM Speakers Paul Aplikowski Wold Architects and Engineers Jeff Ronneberg Spring Lake Park Schools Hope Rahn Spring Lake Park Schools Artemis Ettsen Wold Architects & Engineers ES20TA1: Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Ed AV Technology: An Open Forum on Future Trends Christopher Dechter, Indiana University; Marc Cholewczynski, Oregon State University; Justin Rexing, Western Kentucky University; Jameson Rinehart, University of Missouri–Kansas City; Kathryn Lawless, AVIXA show more Description Learning spaces are increasingly dependent on technology, never more so than in the COVID-19 era. Join a panel of classroom technology experts as they discuss the current state of college and university AV: what works, what doesn't, and coming future developments. Bring your questions, ideas, and mad schemes — in this highly interactive session, participants will be encouraged to put on their thinking caps and share not only what their campuses are currently doing to not only accommodate students and faculty, but plans for the future of education technology. All participants are encouraged to share their contact information so the conversations can continue after the event. This session is brought to you in partnership with AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 1:00PM - 2:00PM Speakers Christopher Dechter Indiana University Marc Cholewczynski Oregon State University Justin Rexing Western Kentucky University Jameson Rinehart University of Missouri–Kansas City Kathryn Lawless AVIXA ES20TA4: School Safety: Stories from Coast to Coast Adele Willson, Hord Coplan Macht; Peter Winebrenner, Hord Coplan Macht; Jenine Kotob, Hord Coplan Macht show more Description In today’s schools, students are overwhelmed with academic stress, social-emotional challenges, and navigating a path to post-secondary life. To add to the pressure, our school communities must also deal with fear of mass shootings, neighborhood violence, rising suicide rates, and a myriad of other threats. Join us in a panel that focuses on how architects, educators, and administrators are addressing these challenges head on by designing for well-being, safety, and healing. This discussion will focus on case studies out of Denver, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., sharing various examples and stories from Hord Coplan Macht. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 1:00PM - 2:00PM Speakers Adele Willson Hord Coplan Macht Peter Winebrenner Hord Coplan Macht Jenine Kotob Hord Coplan Macht ES20TA3: When Pedagogy Drives Design Leanne Reynolds, River Oaks Baptist School; Janann Pittman, Jackson & Ryan Architects; Todd Herauf, River Oaks Baptist School show more Description The power of a symbiotic relationship is when the architect and the educator come together to understand the vision and goals of the school community. We will explore how a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School, River Oaks Baptist School, and Jackson & Ryan Architects propelled our traditional school into an innovative community whose new physical environment matched our student-centered pedagogy. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 1:00PM - 2:00PM Speakers Leanne Reynolds River Oaks Baptist School Janann Pittman Jackson & Ryan Architects Todd Herauf River Oaks Baptist School
2:30pm ES20TB3: EDsession: From Vision to Standards: How Research Informed Furniture Design Selections Sylvia Kowalk, Legat Architects, Inc.; Donna Haney, Addison School District 4; Kimberly Lohse, Addison School District 4 show more Description Classrooms have become extended Learning Hubs. Explore with us the extraordinary process of identifying and balancing educational trends, district needs, new pedagogies, student wellness, furniture and budgets. Discover the process in which a District worked with several furniture manufacturers to design and implement pilot classrooms and how these pilot classrooms became research and testing opportunities for faculty and students. Then, we'll unfold the process that led to prototype classrooms furniture design. Finally, we’ll discuss how the District tailored their approach towards a standard solution that is be flexible enough to accommodate change in a time of evolving educational environments. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 2:30PM - 3:30PM Speakers Sylvia Kowalk Legat Architects, Inc. Donna Haney Addison School District 4 Kimberly Lohse Addison School District 4 ES20TB2: Impact of School Facilities Environments on Student Engagement and Learning Julie Arthur, Palm Springs Unified School District; Jeff Becker, Fresno County Supt. of Schools & CASH; Don Ulrich, School Strategies Solutions; Tom Duffy, Coalition for Adequate School Housing show more Description The California School Facilities Research Institute (CSFRI), a 501(c)(3) seeks to identify built elements of K-12 schools that result in higher levels of student engagement and learning. CSFRI’s Goals: Gather existing national/international research to summarize literature identifying specific classroom and ancillary facilities environments that positively impact student engagement and learning. CSFRI will present its goals in conducting research and seek involvement of educators, architects, furniture design professionals and others at the session. The future intent is to share research gathered with national, state and local education agencies, and use it to inform policy makers at the state and federal level. Session Sponsor: American School & University magazine Time Tuesday, Nov 10 2:30PM - 3:30PM Speakers Julie Arthur Palm Springs Unified School District Jeff Becker Fresno County Supt. of Schools & CASH Don Ulrich School Strategies Solutions Tom Duffy Coalition for Adequate School Housing ES20TB4: Manufacturing Innovation: A New Model for 21st Century Learning Chuck Rudalavage, Gensler; Jill Sirota, Gensler show more Description In a world where the pace of change is accelerating, resources for learners are abundant, and institutions may no longer play the role of primary purveyors of information, what role will the institution of education play? Through examples of quickly adapting educational institutions who integrate new ways of learning and plan flexibly, this interactive session explores opportunities to flip the traditional model of learning and create partnerships outside of the classroom. With the openness and flexibility typical of today’s inventive work environments, this session underscores the idea that learning happens at many more places than just the desk. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 2:30PM - 3:30PM Speakers Chuck Rudalavage Gensler Jill Sirota Gensler ES20TB1: No Net New Space: Realigning Existing Space with a New Forward-Looking Vision Shannon Dowling, Ayers Saint Gross; Lori Blackwood, Longwood University show more Description Today’s professional skills include communication, problem-solving, and collaboration. To cultivate mastery of the soft skills coveted by employers, institutions must plan for dynamic spaces that encourage create-based learning in a diverse and equitable learning environment centered around pedagogy and student agency. This presentation narrates Longwood University’s participatory and data-informed journey to create an Academic Space Improvement Plan. The plan aligns existing physical space with new initiatives based on data, planning, and informed decision making around forward-looking, post-COVID trends in space allocation. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 2:30PM - 3:30PM Speakers Shannon Dowling Ayers Saint Gross Lori Blackwood Longwood University
4:00pm ES20TC3: Building Community - Demonstrating Inclusion with Madison College’s Goodman South Campus Steven Kieckhafer, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP; Linda Moses, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP show more Description Madison College wished to assist the underserved of Dane County and invited community members to discuss their needs. This input was instrumental in confirming the location of the new Goodman South Campus, the programs offered, and the need for cultural expression within the building. The project was funded by private donors through an expansive fundraising effort initiated to avoid taxing those it sought to help. This case study will review the project process and how the diversity of the surrounding community is told through branding and environmental graphics. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Steven Kieckhafer Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP Linda Moses Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP ES20TC4: EDsession: Choose Your Own Adventure — Navigating the Path to Early Childhood Education Danielle O'Grady, TMP Architecture; Nandita Mishra, TMP Architecture show more Description Early learners are the world’s greatest treasures. The need for purposeful programming for Early Childhood Education over the last decade has shifted focus to the long term benefits for our “youngest of learners.” As these young learners begin their journey, their development is highly dependent upon their relationships and environments. Administrators, designers, and educators must consider venturing out of their comfort zone to explore solutions that best fit our youngest adventurers. Join us as we help navigate through limitations, avert the hazards along the way, and explore the right path for early childhood programming for your district. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Danielle O'Grady TMP Architecture Nandita Mishra TMP Architecture ES20TC1: Responding to Student Mental Health Needs Through Space Design Robert Dillon, Sustainable Education Solutions LLC show more Description The Center for Disease Control has sounded the alarm that student mental health is leading to serious consequences including stress, anxiety, self-harm, and loss of life through suicide. This reality has schools rethinking the impact of learning environments on mental health. This session points to practical actions being taken across the country to reshape current and new learning spaces into places of comfort and care. Join us for a conversation on the learning science behind spaces for optimal mental and physical health of students as well as ideas on how to lead the conversation on this essential topic. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Robert Dillon Sustainable Education Solutions LLC ES20TC2: Smart Design for Project-Based Learning in an Urban Setting Linda Mark, JJCA; Stephanie Jarrett-Thorpe, Explore! Community School show more Description The real heart of the massive Envision Cayce project to replace Nashville's largest public housing community with over 2,000-mixed income homes, is the new K-8 Explore! Community School. Explore! was designed very intentionally to support project-based learning for teaching 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. Unique challenges ranged from site constraints necessitating creative avenues for shared services, to addressing student safety and welfare in a growingly diverse urban school setting. Perspectives from both the architect and school principal will inspire and inform participants to explore opportunities to design a vibrant learning environment in their own communities. Time Tuesday, Nov 10 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Linda Mark JJCA Stephanie Jarrett-Thorpe Explore! Community School
Wednesday, November 11
11:00am ES20WA3: Moving Beyond COVID-19 — Programming and Designing for School Facilities for Change John Dale, HED; Amy Yurko, BrainSpaces; James Mary O'Connor, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Engineers show more Description As we all develop strategies to allow students to return from school, and recognize there is no “silver bullet,” and no two institutions’ solution will be the same, there are five key strategic areas to address: Zoning & Space Planning; Air Handling & Quality; Materials & Infection Control; New Technologies; and Enhanced Graphics. Building on recent experience developing a multi-use facility at Santa Monica High School which stresses long and short term flexibility and adaptive use, Santa Monica-Malibu USD is now embarking on a new phase, focusing on athletics, visual arts and career technical education (CTE). The session will use these two projects as case studies with the ‘Beyond COVID’ design principals above in mind. It will also explore strategies for designing space that can meet both the specific short-term pandemic imposed needs while creating a dynamic facility that will meet the needs of the District for decades to come. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 11:00AM - 12:00PM Speakers John Dale HED Amy Yurko BrainSpaces James Mary O'Connor Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Engineers ES20WA1: Promoting Social Well-Being: Building Engaging Student-Centered, High Tech Learning Spaces Mira Gambhir, Branksome Hall; Bobby McDonald, Parlay; Andrew Kim, Steelcase Education show more Description This interactive workshop explores how the interplay of design, pedagogy and technology can impact the social well-being of learners in educational spaces. Attendees engage in conversations about inclusion research in the 21st century and a hands-on demonstration of an in-classroom discussion tool that aims to promote student engagement. The presenters share results from a mixed methods, post-occupancy study that captures students and teachers voices of their experiences of the discussion tool in two learning environments. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore how the built environment, diverse learners’ needs, and technology can help promote more fulfilling social interactions. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 11:00AM - 12:00PM Speakers Mira Gambhir Branksome Hall Bobby McDonald Parlay Andrew Kim Steelcase Education ES20WA4: The Future of Education: Wellness, Collaboration, and Project Based Learning David Minnigan, ESa show more Description The Factory Model is outdated for mid 21st Century Education. We need to be creating facilities that respond to teaching styles, learning styles, and healthy environments consistent with the needs of our children. This presentation will focus on the process as well as the end result: facilities that are embraced by educators, parents, communities, and the students themselves. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 11:00AM - 12:00PM Speakers David Minnigan ESa
12:15pm ES20ESPORTS-W: Esports Hub: Steps to Successfully Adopt an Esports Program Elliott Levine, STS Education; Bryan Shark, STS Education; Laylah Bulman, Samueli Foundation; James O’Hagan, The Academy of Esports show more Description This session will help shed some light on the growing esports trend, and the steps needed to effectively implement such a program. We’ll review the core games played, lingo used by students and key organizations and industry associations. Lastly, we’ll review and share access to esports curriculum and other digital take-aways you can share with school officials. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 12:15PM - 1:00PM Speakers Elliott Levine STS Education Bryan Shark STS Education Laylah Bulman Samueli Foundation James O’Hagan The Academy of Esports ES20VT-W1: Virtual Tour: Rio del Sol STEAM School Olivia Graf Doyle, Architecture for Education ; Ralph Cordova, Rio School District; John Puglisi, Rio School District; Rachel Adams, Architecture for Education show more Description The Rio del Sol STEAM School, a new 900-student K-8 campus in Oxnard, California, serves a diverse local community, largely comprised of an underserved migrant population. Realizing a vision set by Rio School District Superintendent, Dr. John Puglisi, of creating learning experiences that value and inspire creativity, culture, and caring, this virtual tour will focus on how pedagogy and space can evolve in tandem to create a freedom-centric and transdisciplinary model for learning. The design of the new Rio del Sol School embraces both progressive teaching methods and contextual influences to promote curiosity through student-centered environments; community through elements relating to Chumash culture; and soft skills through multi-age-interaction and open-choice settings. This project is the winner of: 2020 Learning By Design GRAND PRIZE Award 2020 A4LE Awards of Excellence – Honor Award 2019 AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter Award Time Wednesday, Nov 11 12:15PM - 1:00PM Speakers Olivia Graf Doyle Architecture for Education Ralph Cordova Rio School District John Puglisi Rio School District Rachel Adams Architecture for Education
1:15pm ES20WB4: A Recipe for Authentic Learning Alexis Greer, North Rowan High School; Ben Butchart , North Rowan High School show more Description In 2018, learning spaces at North Rowan High School began a transformation into an open, collaborative and comfortable vision that learners, parents, facilitators, community stakeholders and our Principal had envisioned. Partnering with OFS Brands, Green Standards, Fresh Artists and Wells Fargo, the new learning spaces were created to reflect the change in the directional education we have at NRHS. Come learn how the teachers/designers combine design thinking, challenge-based learning, entrepreneurship curriculum, learner reflective practices, soft skill rubrics and digital portfolios to create an authentic and engaging learning environment. Session participants will use a manipulative handout during the presentation that allows us to highlight the design lab learning spaces and strategies we use to create an authentic learning environment. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Alexis Greer North Rowan High School Ben Butchart North Rowan High School ES20WB2: EDsession: Design Thinking to Create Environments Fostering Choice, Comfort, and Engagement Aaron Jetzer, IUSD show more Description It’s imperative that students are provided with learning spaces that promote collaboration, choice, and optimal learning stimuli. Through this workshop, attendees will recognize the importance of eliciting input from the stakeholders that use the space first, and then designing a space to fit those needs. Defining “why” we create the environment we create is the foundation to providing the optimal “what." Time Wednesday, Nov 11 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Aaron Jetzer IUSD ES20WB3: Instruction Drives Construction: Community Engagement Beyond the Vote Paul Imhoff, Upper Arlington Schools; Aimee Eckmann, Perkins and Will; Steve Turckes, Perkins and Will show more Description After two years of intensive community engagement, Upper Arlington Schools passed a $235 million dollar bond. Staying true to its master plan promise “your voice matters”, the Upper Arlington Board of Education has continued to engage its community, staff and students in a uniquely transparent and participatory design planning process. Authentically applying input from numerous community engagement sessions, the team cultivated a vision for the future of teaching and learning. This session will explore the various elements of the design phase and how to marry changing pedagogical approaches to the facilities that support them. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Paul Imhoff Upper Arlington Schools Aimee Eckmann Perkins and Will Steve Turckes Perkins and Will ES20WB1: Therapeutic Learning Environments — Implications, Applications, Research, and Proof Through Practice Robin Randall, Legat Architects; Jenny Roe, University of Virginia; Marjorie Hess, Gary Comer Youth Center; Dina Sorensen show more Description Designing holistically for whole school/whole child wellbeing calls for new strategies in the physical learning environment but also ‘the institutional, psychological and social environment’ in which learning, playing, and working occur. With the aim of relieving stress and anxiety, Therapeutic Environments promote and stimulate a sense of self in an environment that is safe, calm, and nurturing — to meet the needs of every learner. Join this interdisciplinary group of experts including UVA’s Director of the Center for Design and Health, to engage in new insight about therapeutic environmental characteristics and applications in learning settings, and positive co-benefits of health. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Robin Randall Legat Architects Jenny Roe University of Virginia Marjorie Hess Gary Comer Youth Center Dina Sorensen
2:45pm ES20WC1: EDsession: Cracking the Code — Innovating through Immersive Learningscape and Zero Energy Tomas Jimenez-Eliaeson, LITTLE; Philip Donovan, LITTLE; Michael Meechin, NeoCity Academy High School show more Description This presentation will share NEOCITY Academy, a new, 500-student, public Immersive Learningscape STEM high school and First Net-Zero-Energy School in Florida. We will tell a 360-degree story of how a partnership between Key District Leadership, a forward-thinking Principal, and an ambitious Design Team, provided a learning experience grounded in 3 key ideas: 1. An Immersive Learning Environment designed to support alternative learning processes amid a rigid EdSpec. 2. A Zero-Energy Building that supports a STEM culture of innovation within a strict budget. 3. A partnership with NEOCITY industry businesses to support Central Florida’s High Tech burgeoning needs with 21st century-enhanced students. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 2:45PM - 3:45PM Speakers Tomas Jimenez-Eliaeson LITTLE Philip Donovan LITTLE Michael Meechin NeoCity Academy High School ES20WC3: EDsession: Higher Ed Classrooms Designed for Teaching and Learning Jesse Anderson, Tufts University show more Description With case studies from Tufts University, we will explore some of the features that help to enable the teaching/learning process in a modern classroom. We will also discuss tasks and methodologies that can be used to help facilitate this process. We will use the real-world examples to help explain some of the theoretical methods used to arrive at a successful design, and discuss some of the challenges that different pedagogical methods, budgets, campus custom and other factors contribute to. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 2:45PM - 3:45PM Speakers Jesse Anderson Tufts University ES20WC2: EDsession: How 'Personalized' Active Learning Environments Promote Positive Student Social/Emotional Well-Being Mark Beebe, LANCER+BEEBE; Brian Proctor, Walnut Grove Elementary School, Center Grove Community Schools; Jason Taylor, Center Grove Community Schools show more Description WGES was designed to be a different type of school in order to prepare students for dynamic, digital future. Equally important, the school district desired this new school to nurture and encourage young learners to be the positive social change needed in the community. The strategy to achieve these goals had a multi-faceted approach, beginning with programming and designing a building layout that incorporated various types of active learning environments clustered around grade-level communities, and strategically-aligned with 'specials' spaces. Complementing all of this, the latest FFE offerings were incorporated in a way that promotes student ownership of their learning. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 2:45PM - 3:45PM Speakers Mark Beebe LANCER+BEEBE Brian Proctor Walnut Grove Elementary School, Center Grove Community Schools Jason Taylor Center Grove Community Schools ES20WC4: Linking Learning Space Design to Evidence-Based Research Dr. Christina Counts, MiEN Environments show more Description Creating future ready graduates extends beyond teaching styles, curriculum or pedagogy and into the physical spaces that students inhabit and interact with daily. What’s more is technology and the “new norm” is changing how they are learning at home - and therefore what learning will look like in the future. By understanding how learning spaces directly contribute to or take away from the learning experiences of students and teachers, participants will be equipped to design impactful learning environments. In this presentation, you will learn evidence based research that impacts the design of modern learning spaces. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 2:45PM - 3:45PM Speakers Dr. Christina Counts MiEN Environments
4:00pm ES20WD4: EDsession: Drivers and Designs: Creating an intersection between Architect, School, and Vision Lisa Martin, ARCON Associates, Inc.; Ryan Bretag, Glenbrook High School District 225 show more Description As we evolve from a curriculum that's centered on "what you know" to a curriculum that promotes "what you do with what you know" how do we create designs that engage the district's vision, support the end-users, and are aligned with the architect's design? The following session will walk you through "defining the why", your anchor throughout the design process, while providing several case-studies of how Glenbrook HSD 225 and architect, ARCON, worked cohesively to support the district's progressive designs. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Lisa Martin ARCON Associates, Inc. Ryan Bretag Glenbrook High School District 225 ES20WD1: EDsession: Exploring Intersections between K-12 and Higher Education Michael A. Nieminen, Kliment Halsband Architects; Susan T. Morgan, BKV Group; Alissa Harrington, McDaniel College show more Description Innovation in learning, teaching, and space planning is happening in both K-12 and Higher Education. Connecting practitioners and academics from each sector will provide a dialogue about the nature of transformative change, both academically and in design. With insights from leaders in K-12 and Higher Education, this session will explore how each sector is pushing the boundaries of what is next in learning – looking beyond today’s trends to tomorrow’s opportunities for teaching, learning, collaboration, and engagement. Panelists will share key values and reference case study examples, demonstrating specific attributes of K-12 and Higher Education issues. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Michael A. Nieminen Kliment Halsband Architects Susan T. Morgan BKV Group Alissa Harrington McDaniel College ES20WD3: EDsession: Federal Funds for PK-12 Facilities Infrastructure: It's Time Mary Filardo, National Council on School Facilities/21st Century School Fund; Scott Brown, Maine Department of Education/National Council on School Facilities; Juan Mireles, California Department of Education/National Council on School Facilities show more Description In a moderated panel discussion, state school facilities officials from the National Council on School Facilities will make the case for federal funding for public school facilities and share how federal funding would impact their states. Discussion on what PK-12 stakeholders can do to secure sustained federal support for PK-12 buildings and grounds. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Mary Filardo National Council on School Facilities/21st Century School Fund Scott Brown Maine Department of Education/National Council on School Facilities Juan Mireles California Department of Education/National Council on School Facilities ES20WD2: EDsession: How Colors Can Influence Students in Educational Environments Jill Alberico, Global Furniture Group show more Description You’ve probably noticed that color influences your mood, but have you stopped and considered how color can be used to enhance learning. The colors used in learning environments can actually have a major impact on students moods and how they learn and absorb information. While the impact of color is often overlooked, color is an inseparable part of our everyday lives. It’s inherent in everything we see and do and studies indicate that it plays a role in emotion, productivity, communication and learning. In this session we will learn how certain colors can have a significant influence in education. Time Wednesday, Nov 11 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Jill Alberico Global Furniture Group
Thursday, November 12
11:00am ES20THA4: Inspired by Possibility — Creative Transformations for Classrooms, Campuses & Districts Olivia Graf Doyle, Architecture for Education ; Norma Macias, El Monte Union High School District; Rachel Adams, Architecture for Education ; Fred Arteaga, Fernando R. Ledesma High School show more Description Inspired spaces are almost always the result of inspired collaboration. But, how do we create and drive a collaborative cycle of inspiration through a typical design process for educational facilities? By ensuring that all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the factors that contribute to successful space implementation, and by fostering an open-minded approach, we can realize new and renovated learning environments that exceed expectations at the user, campus, and district levels. A4E and representatives of El Monte Union School District will explore this topic through case study examples that showcase what is possible when collaboration and inspiration positively collide. Time Thursday, Nov 12 11:00AM - 12:00PM Speakers Olivia Graf Doyle Architecture for Education Norma Macias El Monte Union High School District Rachel Adams Architecture for Education Fred Arteaga Fernando R. Ledesma High School ES20THA3: Say What? How Enhanced Acoustics Impact Learning Nicholas Williams, District of Columbia Public Schools; Heather Jauregui, Perkins Eastman show more Description While it is well known that acoustics are important in instructional environments, guidance around acoustic performance in classrooms has not advanced to accommodate a new style of teaching, one that has shifted from lecture-based learning to project-based learning. To study this, DCPS partnered with Perkins Eastman DC to test out a series of enhanced acoustical treatments at C.W. Harris Elementary School in Washington DC, to help inform the return on investment in terms of both dollar value as well as student impact, and to guide the district as to how these enhancements might be deployed on a larger scale. Time Thursday, Nov 12 11:00AM - 12:00PM Speakers Nicholas Williams District of Columbia Public Schools Heather Jauregui Perkins Eastman ES20THA1: The Impact of Biophilic Design on Student Success Paula Meason, Interface Americas, Inc.; William Browning, Terrapin Bright Green; Jim Determan, Craig Gaulden Davis show more Description In ground-breaking research architects, scientists, educators and artists collaborated to provide evidence of how health benefits of the natural environment are applied within built space enhancing human experience and inspiring a traditionally lacking student demographic to enhanced learning outcomes. This session will focus on the findings from an AIA Upjohn grant funded multi-disciplinary study that examines how biophilic design impacts student stress and learning outcomes in a West Baltimore public middle school Math class. As recent research has focused on the positive effect of biophilic design in health care and workplace environments, there are no significant studies of the biophilic effect in learning spaces in the American classroom. This team is the first to test and present evidence of the impact of biophilic features on student stress reduction and enhanced learning outcomes. Attendees will leave this session with a new tool allowing them to transform current science into better design for the next generation of learning spaces. Session sponsor: Interface Time Thursday, Nov 12 11:00AM - 12:00PM Speakers Paula Meason Interface Americas, Inc. William Browning Terrapin Bright Green Jim Determan Craig Gaulden Davis ES20THA2: Transformation of a Learning Community Nicholas Kent, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP; Deborah Kerr, Lead Greatly, LLC show more Description District demographics and enrollment have changed significantly since the inception of the Brown Deer School District. The District and Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) have partnered for more than a decade to develop a response that recognizes the needs of grade levels, expanded curricular offerings, and provides facilities that support the individual and diverse needs of learners. Today, two transformed school buildings on one vibrant learning campus have helped to reinvigorate the entire community. This presentation will identify the issues, how community engagement impacted planning, and review the physical response to the needs of today’s learners. Time Thursday, Nov 12 11:00AM - 12:00PM Speakers Nicholas Kent Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP Deborah Kerr Lead Greatly, LLC
12:15pm ES20ESPORTS-TH: Esports Hub: Addressing the 800 Pound Gorillas in Esports Elliott Levine, STS Education; Bryan Shark, STS Education; Jay Prescott, Grand View University show more Description Educators, students and parents alike are growingly concerned about two substantive challenges regarding esports that prevent it from being both a healthy and inclusive environment: Bullying/Harassment and Health/Safety. We’ll address common objections regarding game violence and screen time, and showcase some new technology helping to make esports play at schools a safe and healthy environment — a must for any school system wanting to ensure their esports efforts continue to thrive. Time Thursday, Nov 12 12:15PM - 1:00PM Speakers Elliott Levine STS Education Bryan Shark STS Education Jay Prescott Grand View University ES20VT-TH1: Virtual Tour: Canyon View High School Pam Loeffelman, DLR Group; Dennis Runyan, Agua Fria Union High School District; Phillip Nowlin, Canyon View High School show more Description Eager to serve the generations of learners in Waddell, AZ, Canyon View High School encourages academic success and exploration by expanding on the notion of a place-based school. Developed in concert with parents, students, and local business and government representatives, the story of its design and construction is one of collaboration. Nearly 500 stakeholders took part in community meetings to shape the bold ideas that form the foundation of its design. Time Thursday, Nov 12 12:15PM - 1:00PM Speakers Pam Loeffelman DLR Group Dennis Runyan Agua Fria Union High School District Phillip Nowlin Canyon View High School ES20VT-TH2: Virtual Tour: Jefferson Early Childhood Center Robin Randall, Legat Architects; Stephanie Mangini, Jefferson Early Childhood Center; Paul Pessetti, Legat Architects; Loren Johnson, Legat Architects; Jeff Schuler, Community Unit School District 200 show more Description Find out how the new Jefferson Early Childhood Center (ECC) kicks off a lifelong learning adventure for Community Unit School District 200’s youngest students. The virtual tour will reveal how the design, winner of a district-sponsored competition, inspires curiosity and discovery for early learners, including the two-thirds of Jefferson ECC students who have special needs or disabilities. The 59,000-square-foot school offers collaborative classrooms and dedicated indoor/outdoor therapy spaces, as well as a community welcome center and resource room for parent training. Time Thursday, Nov 12 12:15PM - 1:00PM Speakers Robin Randall Legat Architects Stephanie Mangini Jefferson Early Childhood Center Paul Pessetti Legat Architects Loren Johnson Legat Architects Jeff Schuler Community Unit School District 200
1:15pm ES20THB2: An Exploration of Design Thinking at Chinook Trail Middle School Brian Calhoun, RTA Architects; Tom Andrew, Chinook Trail Middle School show more Description In 2019, Chinook Trail Middle School opened in Colorado Springs as the district's first school designed and built for a project based learning model. Join Architect Brian Calhoun and Principal Tom Andrew as they examine the concepts that drove the design of the school. This session will seek to explore the alignment between building design and actual implementation of an educational program centered around the idea of Design Thinking. Time Thursday, Nov 12 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Brian Calhoun RTA Architects Tom Andrew Chinook Trail Middle School ES20THB4: BrainSensing - Understanding the Brain's Activity in the Immersive Learningscape Tomas Jimenez-Eliaeson, LITTLE show more Description What if we could better understand what happens inside students’ heads, literally, while they experience learning environments? What if we could ‘see’ what they are sensing and feeling? This session will focus on links between Neuroscience and Space. It will delve into latest research about the Learning Brain and show primary research the describes how The Immersive Learningscape, a concept now implemented in various schools, is being tested through Whole Brain Sensing via Brainwear Wireless EEG Technology. We will show data that visualizes what students are sensing in each of the 5 emotions: anxiety, stress, frustration, focus, and excitement. Time Thursday, Nov 12 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Tomas Jimenez-Eliaeson LITTLE ES20THB3: EDsession: Classrooms to Learning Spaces: How a Natural Disaster Changed LPPS Alan Murphy, Livingston Parish Public Schools; Nikki Lavergne, Livingston Parish Public Schools show more Description After a natural disaster flooded multiple schools, Livingston Parish Public Schools (LPPS) transitioned from classrooms to learning spaces designed with the 21st century student in mind. From outdoor spaces and glass classrooms, to convertible libraries and flexible seating, learn how LPPS converted the traditional classroom to a flexible learning space. With three new schools being built, discover their plans for future campuses and classrooms. Time Thursday, Nov 12 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Alan Murphy Livingston Parish Public Schools Nikki Lavergne Livingston Parish Public Schools ES20THB1: Resuscitating Educational Facilities for Innovative Learning and Environmental Stewardship Michael A. Nieminen, Kliment Halsband Architects; Jason Forney , Bruner/Cott Architects; Tom Huf, University of Massachusetts-Amherst show more Description With creative design and programming, underutilized campus buildings from all eras can be transformed into sustainable, thriving, innovative learning environments that align with current and future needs. Rather than replacing them, more planners are considering the benefit of adaptive or transformative reuse that creates space for today’s learners and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Campus planners are tasked with creating 21st-century learning environments, moving towards carbon neutrality, and repairing buildings that are near the end of their useful lives. Transformative reuse addresses all of these issues. Time Thursday, Nov 12 1:15PM - 2:15PM Speakers Michael A. Nieminen Kliment Halsband Architects Jason Forney Bruner/Cott Architects Tom Huf University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2:45pm ES20THC4: Increasing Accessibility Through Technology and Universal Design Joshua Kaufman, Tufts University show more Description In recent years, advances in technology have made education more accessible by removing barriers inherent in traditional learning environments. This talk will focus on universal design for accessibility, as well as practical advice on how to create accessible learning spaces. Topics will include ways to use existing technology and installed systems to increase accessibility without high cost or lead-time. It will also cover a range of potential applications of current and emerging technologies, and how they fit within the universal design framework. We'll conclude with the future of education and the expanding role of technology in increasing universal accessibility. Time Thursday, Nov 12 2:45PM - 3:45PM Speakers Joshua Kaufman Tufts University ES20THC1: Space to Teach: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive Marilyn Denison, DLR Group; Rex Miller, MindSHIFT; Anton Blewett, DLR Group Architecture Firm show more Description This presentation weaves together the science of the brain and nervous system, inspiring stories from educational leaders, and plain old common sense to demonstrate how better care for our educators is the most cost-effective strategy for improving the health and well-being of our schools, staff, and students. Various polls show that 70% of educators are disengaged. However, in the book, WHOLE (Rex Miller), shares research that dispels the disengagement myth describing stress educators face. Come hear stories from educational leaders about school outliers that through design and creative learning environments are improving health, well-being, and engagement of educators. Time Thursday, Nov 12 2:45PM - 3:45PM Speakers Marilyn Denison DLR Group Rex Miller MindSHIFT Anton Blewett DLR Group Architecture Firm ES20THC2: What Design Forgot: What Happens When 'My Classroom' Goes Away? Lennie Scott-Webber, INSYNC: Education Research + Design show more Description Innovations are disruptors. Many disruptors are evident in the ‘innovative learning environments’ generated for age cohorts K-12. One could argue the work is focused on students, as former classrooms are being re-thought. Active learning solutions need more knowledgeable solutions, but the educator, and the actual work of pedagogy, is often forgotten. Designs must support the functionality of all users. A 4-A’s matrix helps define the work of pedagogy. Today’s designs must understand this work, and how teachers as users want to function. Lack of knowledge of these users’ needs is evident. What might intentionally design places look like? Come see. Time Thursday, Nov 12 2:45PM - 3:45PM Speakers Lennie Scott-Webber INSYNC: Education Research + Design
4:00pm ES20WA2: The Learning Playground — Adaptable Design Strategies for Equitable Access to Restorative Learning Environments Leah Wettstein, Hord Coplan Macht; Valerie Caruolo , Hord Coplan Macht  ; Lisa Ferretto, Hord Coplan Macht show more Description Circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have expanded concepts of what constitutes an effective learning environment and have challenged notions of where learning can occur. School districts, families, students, educators have been forced to adapt. How could more students and faculty adapt their remote-learning environments to capitalize on benefits of biophilic learning environments on learners? The “Learning Playground” embraces environmental factors such as nature connectedness, and human connection, which have been affiliated with student success. As education continues to interweave emerging technologies, the session will showcase virtual and physical environmental elements affiliated with enhanced mental, physical health and wellbeing, and improved resilience. By utilizing lessons learned from COVID-19 adaptations and experiences, we aim to provide examples of spatial cues that support learners, allowing play, personalized learning styles, refuge, physical activity, and multiple modes of human interaction to reinvigorate the learning setting and challenge the status quo. The concepts shared throughout the session embrace experimentation and new platforms for learning and connecting in the future. This session offers insight into evidence-based design strategies and explorations in adaptable learning-environment interventions that could boost access to restorative experiences for learners across an array of varied remote and in person learning contexts. Participants will be provided access to tools and resources for learners to “set their space” for accessing restorative learning environments within whatever context is available to them. Time Thursday, Nov 12 4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers Leah Wettstein Hord Coplan Macht Valerie Caruolo Hord Coplan Macht  Lisa Ferretto Hord Coplan Macht