Teaching Design Thinking to Solve Real World Problems

Professors at Appalachian State University empower students to use design thinking, solve serious problems and initiate change.

Active Learning Center Grant Launches Fourth Cycle

The Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education is launching its fourth cycle to identify educators at the leading edge of active learning pedagogies.

Why You Want a Noisy School Library: Q+A

The addition of an Active Learning Center helped the University of Saint Mary in Kansas take an active learning philosophy campuswide.

Active Learning Symposium Connects Educators

Steelcase Education hosted the first Active Learning Symposium partnering with educators to share research, foster community and advance active learning.

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.

Active 8th Graders

A renovation of a district’s schools, Hall Middle, helped propel the administration and faculty to embrace active learning.

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.

Harnessing the Power of Active Learning Environments

The Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) research project is helping educators optimize active learning environments.

Activating the Classroom

It’s just one of nearly 300 classrooms on the five campuses of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, but it’s had an outsized impact at the institution.

Listen: Strategies + Techniques to Engage Students

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.