Knowledge Center


Distinguish Yourself As An

Expert in Educational Facilities

 

Become an Accredited Learning Environment Planner
with our ONLINE ACADEMY!

 

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!

This intense, high quality program consists of SIX, 6-week online courses created by industry experts and is delivered through San Diego State University’s Interwork Institute Center for Distance Learning (IL-CDL). The comprehensive program of study is grounded in the key knowledge and skills central to the sound planning, building and maintaining of learner-centered school facilities.

 




 

The entire program of study centers on the student, beginning with a course on learner needs and styles. Each of the remaining courses addresses one component of a successful planning process that results in learner-centered schools. The program curriculum draws from Creating Connections: The CEFPI Guide for Educational Facility Planning (2004), as well as supplemental materials recommended by the expert faculty member developing the course and serving as instructor of the pilot modules. Instructors were recruited according to their particular areas of expertise, drawing upon a wide range of professional perspectives and experiences and ensuring specialized content knowledge for each course. A performance-based project will link each course to the larger Certificate Program curriculum. These projects will comprise the certificate program candidate's portfolio.

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VIDEO TESTIMONIAL

 

 

Course and Program Schedule

Course Instructors Delivery
Module 1: Designing School to Support Diverse Learning Needs
Susan Rundle | Bio
8/17 – 9/17
Module 2: Assessment of the School Facility 1 week off for conference
Allen Abend | Bio
10/17 – 11/17
Module 3: Educational Facility Community Engagement and Master Planning – 2 weeks off for holiday (at the end of Dec.) Robert Hendriks 11/17 – 1/18
Module 4: Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning
Sue Robertson | Bio
2/18 – 3/18
Module 5: The Educational Facility Architectural Design Process Sandy Kate 3/18 – 5/18
Module 6: Project Management/Project Delivery
Irene Nigaglioni | Bio
5/18 – 6/18

 

 

Our Expert Faculty

Six nationally and internationally recognized experts have been recruited to lead this rigorous and engaging course of study. All course content is intentionally designed and delivered by practitioners, thus ensuring its relevance to the day-to-day work. Expert faculty members include practicing educational facility planners, practicing architects, a state education department official and two internationally recognized experts in learning styles theory. Meg Parsons, principal at Cuningham Group and instructor of the Community Engagement and Master Planning course, addressed the generative nature of the program curriculum, “This series of courses is a unique opportunity for professionals to reflect on what they do and how they do it. By sharing not only class materials, but also our experiences and viewpoints, we have the opportunity to learn from each other.”

Connecting key stakeholders involved in the educational facility enterprise, this fully online program focuses squarely on the student, beginning with a course on learner needs and styles and culminating in a course on life cycle facility assessment.

 

Fees & Registration

Registration is limited to the first 30 registrants. Payment is required to reserve your spot.

Click here to register online. If you would like to express interest in the third cohort please contact Janell Weihs.

 

  • Members: $4,900 paid in full by August 1, 2017
  • Members if paid in 2 installments:
    • August 1, 2017: $2,600
    • January 1, 2018: $2,600

 

  • Non Members: $5,300 paid in full by August 1, 2017
  • Non Members if paid in 2 installments:
    • August 1, 2017: $2,800
    • January 1, 2018: $2,800

 

Refund Policy for Full Payment:
Full refund minus 10% if withdraw is within the first 4 weeks of the program.
70% refund if withdraw is within the first 10 weeks of the program.
50% refund if withdraw is within in the first 14 weeks of the program.
NO refund after 14 weeks of participating in the program.

 

Refund Policy Payment Plan 2 Installments:
Full refund minus $250 process fee if withdraw is within the first 3 weeks of the program.
NO refund after 3 weeks of participating in the program.

Please contact Janell Weihs at 480.391.0840
or by email at janell@a4le.org