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Active Learning Center Grant

Steelcase Education partners with institutions across North America to create effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments. Sign up to be notified when the next Active Learning Center Grant opens.

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Steelcase Education is offering a grant for an active learning classroom. Each grant includes: furniture, design review, installation, onsite training and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool.

  • Choose from 4 classroom styles
  • Up to 30 students per classroom
  • Up to 16 grants awarded per year
  • Grant value: $67,000
  • Eligible Classrooms: Grades 6-12, colleges + universities

Key Dates

Grant Opens Monday, December 2, 2019
Grant Closes Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM (PST)
Grant Recipients announced Friday, March 20, 2020

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Eligible educational institutions are ones that focus primarily on formal, instructor-led learning in a designated classroom.

  • Classroom located in the United States, U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico
  • Grades 6-12 or within a college or university
  • Up to 30 students

Classroom Options

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Listening. Collaboration. Independent reading. With a variety of flexible furniture choices, this classroom invites students and instructors to adjust the environment to suit the flow of learning throughout a class period. Tables and chairs easily move to form different configurations or flip and stow out of the way for maximum agility.

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Learning improves when students have an opportunity to work together and share. This classroom’s flexible settings support collaboration amongst groups of varying sizes. Modular, flexible furnishings combine in a variety of ways, giving collaborators a high degree of control over their interactions.

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This varied, flexible setting is designed to facilitate the hands-on experimentation and problem solving that STEM projects demand. Tools and furnishings work together helping students create, ideate and build together.

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Learning needs vary by the person and the moment. This flexible classroom offers a wide range of shared group and individual spaces to support diverse learning needs. Students can find a space that works for them based on their task, preference and mood.

ALC Stories

University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas was a recipient of the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant. See how the University reimagined a space within their existing library to encourage active learning and collaboration.

Boyce Middle School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a recipient of the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant. See how this school propelled their STEAM program and motivated students through the use of mobile, adaptable furniture and space design.

Past Recipient Data

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