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 Gaby 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.
Discover how four Active Learning Center Grant recipients embrace a more collaborative approach to education by transforming their space.
Personalized learning is gaining momentum thanks to new technologies and the needs of today’s workforce. Steelcase researchers, Gaby Scarritt and Aileen Strickland McGee, interviewed dozens of educators to learn how personalized learning helps students and educators and how the physical environment can help. (Read the full report: A Guide to Personalized Learning)
Personalized learning per se isn’t a new concept. Every day, educators adapt lesson plans to ensure students meet learning objectives. Teachers draw on their professional experience and use a variety of techniques to help students learn and engage with the material.
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.
Author, professor and visiting scholar, Jeff Selingo, shares his vision for the future of learning. Explore how job and technology trends will make place more important than ever.
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.
Smith System manufactures high quality furniture for pre-K-12 education spaces designed to inspire better learning and improve outcomes for students.