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.

A Revised Lesson Plan for Student Success


There’s growing concern among students, parents, educators, administrators, governments and employers: The return on investment in education needs bolstering, and

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.

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.

Clintondale HS: Rethinking the Classroom

Flipping a school causes teachers to rethink classroom procedures and pedagogies. Since lectures are on video, more class time involves collaborative work between students and teachers, students and peers.

Teaching the Teachers

Ohalo College in Katzrin, Israel, takes an innovative approach to space, pedagogy and technology to educate a new generation of teachers, putting it at the leading edge of faculty development and training.

Class, Can I Have Your Attention?

Every educator wants fully engaged students. But first you have to get and hold their attention in the classroom. Based on the latest research, here are seven insights on how to do that.

University of Michigan: Keeping Pace with Active Learning

The University of Michigan takes a fresh approach to their classrooms, implementing a strategy that includes engagement, collaboration and flexibility. A partnership with Steelcase education helped provide a variety of classroom set-ups and solutions to offer students a wide range of classroom experiences each incorporating collaborative tools and technology.