What if we started with the answers that we all agreed upon? What if there was a common language between school and architects and designer? This session focuses on a set of central agreements that should allow future spaces to provide a deeper, lasting impact on teaching and learning. Starting with these foundational ideas allow for great creativity, strong connection to community and a process that all can enjoy. Join us for this active session with tips and resources that all can use for greater communication.
Participants will leave with a fresh perspective and deeper toolbox on how to engage with educators, leaders, and the community. This includes learning a new protocol for development common agreements and growing the efficiency of the design process.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and others, climate change is the greatest threat to public health in the 21st century. Climate change also disproportionately affects communities of color and more vulnerable, less resilient communities.
What many do not know is that the biggest impact most organizations have on climate change is their purchasing decisions - especially when we consider how crucial the next 10 years are. These "embodied carbon emissions" from manufacturers' supply chains are directly influenced by their customers, including schools. Learn what you can do to develop a strategy to address this important, but unprioritized, opportunity for impact. For no increased cost, purchasing decisions can lead to better public health (and therefore student health) outcomes, better resource management, and a meaningful investment in creating a stable and healthy climate.
Research has shown the benefits of nature to human well-being and learning but this knowledge rarely translates into the regular use of outdoor learning environments. While current events have forced schools to look at this missed opportunity, this session will assist schools with how best to create these environments. Explore the process developed between the Los Angeles County Office of Education, HMC Architects, and the Design Team to guide districts and schools on how to engage, encourage, and empower all the stakeholders associated with creating successful outdoor learning environments. Participants will be empowered with a process they can employ to engage administrators, teachers, students, M&O, community members, and design professionals to design successful outdoor learning environments for a variety of uses and situations.
When new classrooms were needed at Oak Park High School, a sustainable solution was sought, resulting in the innovative use of repurposed shipping containers – items that are low cost and would otherwise be considered waste. Based on this success, these progressive “Learning Studios” have also been rolled out to a middle school campus. Placed adjacent to outdoor space, the sliding glass doors allow the classroom and learning to expand into nature. Presenters will share insights on gaining stakeholder buy-in at the district and school level and illustrate the importance of indoor/outdoor learning space at each campus, district-wide.
Does it feel like some of your real estate assets need CPR? Now more than ever, educational institutions strive to serve their student, faculty, and staff population by providing facilities that are efficient and safe, as well as provide for optimal learning, teaching, working, living, sporting, performing, and leisure activities — all within strapped capital, operating, and maintenance budgets. Facilities designed and constructed 50 — or even 10 — years ago may not fit your user needs today. Learning has changed, technology has evolved, student needs are different, and the world is a different place today than it was even in 2020.
The good news is that you do not need to learn to live with outdated spaces that don't serve your needs nor build new buildings when finances may not allow for it. Often, existing space can be repurposed and revitalized into an entirely different use — and sometimes with minimal construction. Through space analysis studies, system updates, facility assessments, programming studies, space planning, and similar efforts, your existing facilities can support your student and faculty recruitment and retention efforts, increase revenue, and save costs — all while meeting your needs today and tomorrow.
Kick off 2022 by being "in the know" about EDmarket programs and services. With the sale of EDspaces, EDmarket is reinventing its value proposition to make your organization more successful.
Listen to your fellow EDmarket members online at the Annual Meeting, to learn how your dues are fulfilling the association's mission and strategic priorities.
In addition to recognizing outgoing volunteer leaders and award winners, this recording also welcomes new Board members under the leadership of James Johnson of CPJ2 LLC, who officially resumed duties as Chair of the Board on January 1st.
EDmarket Distribution Opportunities: Educational Service Agencies and Buying Cooperatives, published by the Education Market Association, provides an in-depth look at two unique distribution channels of interest to school marketers.
This new report builds on the success of the EDtech Distribution in an Evolving Marketplace report published last year, and provides a deep dive and case studies for two key sales channels: Educational Service Agencies (ESAs) and Buying Cooperatives. By further studying these two channels, sales agencies from companies with products and resources to support these channels can learn how to be perceived as a valuable partner to school districts. The results will be presented at a general session during the 2018 Investors & Channels Summit this fall.
Over the course of this presentation, our expert panelists will provide research in psychology, counseling, and design to explain the fundamentals of why wellness in the educational environment is key to impacting and improving student engagement. Utilizing evidence-based approaches to create spaces that consider the well-being of all students can result in overwhelmingly positive effects on student grades, behavior, attendance, and student'sacademic and social-emotional learning. By challenging the physical environment to support all aspects of learning, thinking,and doing, students will be able to take control of their learning environment, improve their well-being and become more engaged.
Health care costs continue to rise each year, and 2022 has been no exception. Experts predict a 6.5% increase in medical expenses alone. In terms of health plan premiums, employers anticipate they may rise more than 5% this year. With these increases in mind, employers will want to strategize methods to rein in benefits spending. Why is health insurance so expensive and what can employers do about it?
Campus faculty and staff are frequently called upon to provide context and advice when classroom facilities are designed or renovated. Several years ago, SUNY launched FLEXspace.org: the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange which has evolved into a respected, well-adopted community of practice and open educational resource/repository. Recently, EDUCAUSE made an investment in this community-driven portal to integrate the Educause Learning Space Rating System (LSRS), a quantitative measure of active learning potential within learning spaces, including metrics for inclusion.
The FLEXspace Integrated Planning Pathway (FLIPP), which leverages these two freely available tools (FLEXspace and LSRS), helps senior leadership make investment decisions by engaging faculty, AV/IT technologists, librarians, instructional designers, and facilities planners in collective recommendations when tasked with advising/planning new facilities.
Learn how the FLIPP pathway empower advisory groups with diverse perspectives and expertise to follow a step-by-step process that creates internal group alignment prior to meeting with external contractors and consultants. This alignment results from adopting and prioritizing core pedagogical values within budgetary constraints, including definition of acceptable alternatives when preferred solutions are potentially limited by resource or environmental constraints.