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. We were happy to offer grants for Active Learning Centers again in 2016.
The application period for the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant is now closed.
Steelcase Education received an overwhelming response to the 2016 Active Learning Center grant program.
Thank you to all schools that applied and demonstrate a commitment to active learning. We encourage you to check back for announcements about future grants.
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 2016 grant period, each Active Learning Center grant covers the furniture, integrated technology, design, installation and post-occupancy measurement tool for one of four classroom types designed for 24-32 students.
Eligible academic institutions are ones that focus primarily on formal, instructor-led learning in a designated classroom in the United States, Canada or Mexico, serving grades 6 – 12 or within a college or university.
Grants are valued at $62,000, plus all of the innovation and inspiration born of active learning.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Leverage the Power of Place
The 2016 Active Learning Center Grant open enrollment period is December 1, 2015 – February 12, 2016.
Go to the Resources + Tools tab and download the ALC Grant Proposal Guide and the ALC Grant Proposal Template. Complete the proposal template and submit it with your online grant registration.
Active Learning Classroom 1
Multi-modal learning offers vast mobility and is most effective when seating can be rearranged effortlessly. With Node, a high-density classroom can transition from lecture to team mode and back again, in seconds, without interruption.
Active Learning Classroom 2
Students and teachers need convenient sightlines to digital and analog content, as well as to each person in the room for optimal conversation and collaboration. Save time by not having to reconfigure for better sightlines, and design visual access to everything through “stadium style” tiered rows in a standard classroom. Our tiered Verb tables come in varying heights to create such an effect.
Active Learning Classroom 3
Instructors and students need choice and control when selecting the best space for the activity at hand. The blended classroom consists of a strong variety of applications that support learning in many forms – from digital to face-to-face – and offers students some autonomy to decide how to learn.
Active Learning Classroom 4
Hands on problem-solving, informal or formal conversations, ideation and experimentation, design reviews or presentations are a number of things typical to educational maker spaces. This versatile space supports the new type of thinking and doing for 21st-century students.
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.