Why Educators Are Better Together

Micro schools, team taught classes, design thinking practices. In this episode, why it’s so crucial for educators to learn from each other. Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart and author of Better Together, joins Steelcase WorkSpace Futures researchers Aileen Strickland-McGee and Gabby Scarritt for a discussion centered around the power of networking in education.

The Institut International de Lancy Case Study

The Institut International de Lancy (IIL) is integrating active learning and technology to create a campus that reflects life outside of school. See how partnering with Steelcase Education helped IIL design classrooms that break the traditional mold and are preparing students for the future. Read more about the case study.

Coaching Students for the 21st-Century

How a forward-thinking school in Geneva, Switzerland joined forces with Steelcase Education to create learning environments that reflect life off campus and prepare students for the future.

Two Roads. One Educator. A Shared Journey.

Dr. Julie Marshall, Saluda Trail Middle School teacher in Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares her inspiring story of how active learning teaching methods and a double organ transplant empowered her students in surprising ways. She was one of the first recipients of the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant which came at a serendipitous time. Dr. Marshall’s health challenges became a catalyst for learning and the new classroom helped improve student outcomes. Read more in Classroom Redesign Improves Reading.

String Theory Schools: Redefining Urban Education

Jason Corosanite, co-founder and chief innovation officer of String Theory Schools, shares how their pedagogies challenge conventional assumptions and help kids discover what they love at an early age.

Three Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education

Experts in education tackle how flipped learning, 21st century skills and virtual and augmented reality will change the way students learn.

Educause Features Steelcase Education ALC Partner

An active learning champion from the University of Saint Mary in Kansas shared her school’s active learning journey at Educause.

School District Rethinks Creativity + Collaboration

How do you bring back the “buzz” in our schools? Dan Behm, superintendent of Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, wanted to banish boring and reinvigorate students, teachers and staff at all levels. Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting team worked with his district to rethink curiosity, collaboration and communication.

Three Takeaways from Learning Spaces Symposium

Research and stories from the field showcased the full scope of how space affects learning at the Transitions North America symposium.

Educators Share How to Integrate Pedagogy + Space

Two educators passionate about active learning share their strategies and techniques for engaging students. Dr. Julie Marshall, teacher from South Carolina’s Saluda Trail Middle School, and Randy Hall, an educational technology facilitator at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center in New York, discuss how to reimagine and reinvent classrooms to break down barriers, develop trust and prepare students for the future.

The Effects of a Stimulating Learning Environment

A dynamic and constantly changing reality requires adaptation and change in educational approaches: the student is no longer to be seen as a passive receptacle for knowledge, but as an active participant in the construction of knowledge.