Recognizing the critical interdependency of pedagogy, technology and the spatial environment for successful active learning, in 2013 CATS Cambridge began planning for a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility.
Old norms are giving way to a deeper, broader and more individualized perspective on what student success is and how to achieve it. Many educators are rethinking their teaching methods, curricula, support services and technologies, all with the aim of developing a more relevant and strategic approach. The Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education aims to help educators create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet these evolving needs.
Health sciences educators face a continual challenge: how to provide students all the clinical training they need. Where can students get this critical training? In unique learning environments that combine the elements of both healthcare and education spaces, such as the Center for Excellence in Practice, at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College), Lancaster, PA.
For too long, student success has mostly meant getting good grades and graduating on time. Now educational reformers throughout the world are formulating more individualized and relevant perspectives on what student success is and how to achieve it— within the classroom and beyond.
India has been straining for years to reach an ambitious goal of educating all of its children, but is still struggling with low engagement in the classroom and a high dropout rate. Resources and ideas from countries with similar goals could help.
Steelcase Education awarded Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan one of its Active Learning Center Grants to help support its new STEM Academy. The new classroom gives teachers flexibility to move quickly from lecture space to discussion space. See how it transformed the classroom.
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.