Active Learning Center Grant Questions Answered

Old norms are giving way to a deeper, broader and more individualized perspective on what student success is and how to achieve it. Many educators are rethinking their teaching methods, curricula, support services and technologies, all with the aim of developing a more relevant and strategic approach. The Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education aims to help educators create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet these evolving needs.

200 Whiteboards Transform Indian Classrooms

Jason Vanderground is brand manager for PolyVision, a Steelcase brand. His team worked with partners to outfit 200 classrooms in seven cities in India with new whiteboards or chalkboards.

Classroom Makeover Transforms Learning

Steelcase Education awarded Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan one of its Active Learning Center Grants to help support its new STEM Academy. The new classroom gives teachers flexibility to move quickly from lecture space to discussion space. See how it transformed the classroom.

Active Learning Classroom Brings New Life to School

With more than 850 students, 30 percent of whom are below grade-level, Saluda Trail Middle School in South Carolina had a culture of project–based learning. The problem was the classrooms didn’t support the teaching methods. After Steelcase Education awarded the school an Active Learning Center Grant, the school saw higher student engagement levels and increasing test scores.

The University of Arizona: Active Learning Transformations

Steelcase Education awarded the University of Arizona in Tucson one of its 2015 Active Learning Center Grants. See how the school has used their new classroom to help students learn to collaborate, think critically and prepare them for the demands of today’s workforce.

How Technology Is Changing Education

When a Stanford University professor offered a free online course in artificial intelligence in 2011, he had no idea that the experiment would attract 160,000 students from 190 countries and generate a wave of publicity.

Teaching the Teachers

Israeli Teachers’ College Embraces Active Learning Dr. Shimon Amar, president of Ohalo College, a teachers’ college in Katzrin, Israel, knows

Richland College Adds Steelcase LearnLab

Richland visited Steelcase to explore possibilities in innovative classroom design. After visiting and seeing LearnLab firsthand, Richland leaders became convinced that this research-based concept for integrating furniture and technology into the classroom space could be an important tool in furthering progressive learning strategies.

Universidad Mariano Galvez: Active Learning

Educators and administrators at UMG understood they needed to make changes to their classrooms and develop a new classroom paradigm where technology and the physical space are integrated to support pedagogy and create a more active and engaging experience for instructors and students.

University of Florida Focuses on Active Learning

The LearnLab was the first of the two spaces to be created and it helped pave the way for the AHA! space, but it faced an initial challenge: UF’s need — as at all institutions of higher education — to hold down the amount of real estate allocated per student.