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nex+Gen Academy: Learning Happens Here

Learning By Design recognizes three Grand Prize winners that shape innovative learning environments, support educational programming, and foster a culture of collaboration.

Author: Sally Zakariya, Learning By Design
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How Classroom Furniture Affects Student Success

As a concept, active-learning has been around for a long time, but now we're seeing more and varied implementations through the use of furniture. But is this just a fad? Can classroom furniture really lead to learning gains?

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2015 Jeff Harnar Award Winner

Centennial High School of Las Cruces, New Mexico is the winner of the 2015 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture.

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New Building Supports Learning Opportunities for Visually Impaired Students

The new Watkins Education Center (WEC) allows students who are blind and visually impaired to learn both academic and practical skills and embrace a full, independent life.

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Sitter Family Hall Rock Breaking Ceremony

Fort Lewis College broke ground on Berndt Hall -- their geosciences, physics, and engineering building. In true geoscience fashion, the event included smashing rocks.

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Looking Back to Look Forward

What can the 1950s and 1960s teach us about school design? There has been a recent surge in renovations and replacements of schools from this era. But in order to effectively renew schools, we must first understand what did and didn’t work in the original designs. This 2014 A4LE (formerly CEFPI) presentation looks at how past lessons can inform smart decisions for new school designs.

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The Future of Career and Vocational Education

What spaces and resources are needed to prepare students for complex careers? In this A4LE (formerly CEFPI) workshop, approximately 100 participants considered this question to create a vision of vocational and career-technical education for 2025.

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Knowing is Half the Battle

School districts can utilize free tools and PSFA support to improve their bottom lines and educational environments.

Author: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Type: PDF

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