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 Steelcase Active Learning Classroom is going to start an entire movement of new makers and creators in our community,” says Boyce Middle School STEAM teacher Matt Henderson. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area school received one of the 2016 Active Learning Center Grants from Steelcase Education. Watch to see how the classroom is helping to motivate students.
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences renovated their facility so that learning could happen anywhere, and as a result, students are collaborating and engaging in ways they haven’t seen before. Two PCHS faculty members share how they’ve observed students engaging in the new space.
After reimagining the classroom, 12 educational institutions find that their Active Learning Centers result in enhanced collaboration and supported instructor-led changes in pedagogy among other positive outcomes.
A dynamic and constantly changing reality requires adaptation and change in educational approaches: the student is no longer to be seen as a passive receptacle for knowledge, but as an active participant in the construction of knowledge.
The University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas wanted to breathe life back into its underutilized library. In partnership with Steelcase Education, campus leaders helped reimagine the existing space and create a vibrant, active and energizing in-between space where people can connect like never before.