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.

Learnlab at the Humboldt University, Berlin

In companies, schools, public institutions and universities, teachers and students battle with various challenges. Contemporary didactic methods and approaches in education are one thing – but creating and shaping the right learning environment is another.

Underutilized Library Space Becomes Campus Hot Spot

The University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas wanted to breathe life back into its underutilized library. In partnership with Steelcase Education, campus leaders helped reimagine the existing space and create a vibrant, active and energizing in-between space where people can connect like never before.

CATS College Cambridge Flexible Spaces

Recognizing the critical interdependency of pedagogy, technology and the spatial environment for successful active learning, in 2013 CATS Cambridge began planning for a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility.