Calling All Innovative Educators + Educational Institutions
Steelcase Education seeks partners in active learning who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways.
We have a passion for understanding how learning takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help. That’s why we are happy to announce we will offer grants for Active Learning Centers in 2017. Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2016.
Steelcase Education received an overwhelming response to the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant program.
Thank you to all schools that applied and demonstrated a commitment to active learning.
The following schools, colleges and universities have been selected as the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant recipients. Congratulations!
|Boyce Middle School: Pittsburgh, PA||Franklin Interiors|
|College of Lake County: Grayslake, IL||Forward Space|
|Furman University: Greenville, SC||Young Office|
|LaSalle College – Montréal Campus: Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Trium|
|Lipman Middle School: Brisbane, CA||One Workplace|
|Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization – Timber Ridge School: Mt. Prospect, IL||Forward Space|
|Shorecrest Preparatory School: St. Petersburg, FL||Empire Office|
|St. Edward’s University: Austin, TX||Rockford Texas|
|St. Elizabeth High School: Wilmington, DE||Corporate Interiors|
|Tennessee Tech University: Cookeville, TN||IDS/Dekalb Office|
|Turner/Bartels K-8: Tampa, FL||Empire Office|
|University of Saint Mary: Leavenworth, KS||Scott Rice|
|Upper Arlington High School: Upper Arlington, OH||LOTH|
Award Details + Eligibility
Award Details + Eligibility
In the 2017 Cycle 3 grant period, each Active Learning Center Grant covers the cost of furniture, design, installation, onsite training and pre- and post-occupancy measurement tool for one of four classroom types designed for up to 30 students.
Eligible academic institutions are ones that focus primarily on formal, instructor-led learning in a designated classroom in the United States, U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico, serving grades 6 – 12 or within a college or university.
Grants are valued at $65,000, plus all of the innovation and inspiration born of active learning.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Leverage the Power of Place
The 2017 Cycle 3 Active Learning Center Grant open enrollment period is December 1, 2016 – February 10, 2017.
Active Learning Classroom 1
Students and instructors need convenient sightlines
to digital and analog content, as well as to each
person in the room for optimal conversation and
collaboration. These tiered, “stadium” style seating
and tables adjust with ease to create a clear view
through multiple configurations.
Active Learning Classroom 2
Hands-on activities and less-formal conversations
can spark new thinking and understanding. This
varied, mobile setting makes it easy to get
together, share and try something new.
Active Learning Classroom 3
Collaboration. Listening. Independent reading.
Hands-on making. This classroom has it all – and
invites engagement with clear zones to support
different activities that may happen
Active Learning Classroom 4
Where will learning take the classroom?
With smart tech support and extreme
mobility, this space delivers a dramatic range
of options to suit different learning
styles and teaching methods.
2015 Active Learning Transformations
Saluda Trail Middle School
Saluda Trail Middle School in Rock Hill, South Carolina applied for and was awarded one of the 2015 Active Learning Center grants. See how the school has used their new classroom.
The University of Arizona
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona applied for and was awarded one of the 2015 Active Learning Center grants. See how the school has used their new classroom.
Forest Hills Northern High School
Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan applied for and was awarded one of the 2015 Active Learning Center grants. See how the school has used their new classroom.