21st Century Learning Environments

Creating a 21st Century Learning Environments with Students at Crete-Monee School District

Our team recently brainstormed with students at Crete-Monee School District to develop the program for their new 21st century learning environments. Students were given color markers and encouraged to write their ideas, draw sketches and make color selections...
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Neighborhood Schools are Good for Your Kids’ Health

This month, we've committed to spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. All this focus on the outdoors and physical activity got us thinking about the schools we design and how active environments have the potential to enable students to "get moving."
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Community Connections: Principal for a Day

Today, I had the privilege of serving as Principal for a Day at Coleman Elementary School in School District U-46. This was particularly special to me since 2 of my children went to Coleman. I visited each of the classrooms and saw the familiar faces of teachers who had my son who is
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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Architect Carrie Matlock discusses some of the research around 21st Century Educational Theory and design trends for creating spaces to support it.
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Part of our Community

Last Friday, I had the privilege of serving as Principal for a Day at Otter Creek Elementary School in School District U-46, a school that we designed several years ago.
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals — THE Journal

A hot topic in education today is the definition of the term literacy. Traditionally it's about reading and writing to communicate effectively...
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Anatomy of a Healthy Workplace Infographic

Need some inspiration on how you can make your work environment a little healthier? Take a look at this infographic for some great ideas. Have you already implemented any of these efforts at your workplace? Seen any improvement?
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Learning Environments for Tomorrow… last week

The workshop Learning Environments for Tomorrow (LEFT) was a great immersion into the minds of...
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Learning Environments for Tomorrow | Harvard Graduate School of Education

To build or renovate a school in the 21st century is no easy feat. When you consider that many schools were built 40-plus years ago, educators and architects are often challenged with how to design spaces where learning is flexible and meets the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s digital
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