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.
Steelcase Education just launched the fifth cycle of its Active Learning Center Grant. Each year, up to 16 schools receive new furniture and teacher training. The schools also commit to doing research they share with the growing active learning community. In this podcast, hear real stories about changes happening in classrooms that serve very different student populations.
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.
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.