Advanced Academy Cohort 8 (AUG 2021 - JUN 2022)

Advanced Academy Cohort 8 (AUG 2021 - JUN 2022)

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 and 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. 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.

Six 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. The program spans from August to June with SIX, 6-week modules that address teaching, learning, planning, design, project management and assessment. Students can access the online program 24/7 and nothing is delivered in real-time. Weekly assignments and discussion boards are required. Past participants spend approximately 10-15 hours a week on the course. Each module culminates in a signature project that demonstrates the knowledge and skills developed during the 6 weeks.

Successful completion of all six modules with at least 80% offers the opportunity to apply for the ALEP accreditation.

Course and Program Schedule

Module Instructor Dates
Module 1: Designing School to Support Diverse Learning Needs Sandra Duncan              August 16 – September 26, 2021
Module 2: Educational Visioning and Community Engagement
*1 week off for conference
Page Dettmann October 4 – November 21, 2021             
Module 3: Assessment of the School Facility
2 weeks off for holiday (at the end of December)
Rob Pillar November 29- – January 16, 2022
*December 21, 2021 – January 4, 2022 off
Module 4: Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning Sue Robertson January 24 – March 6, 2022
Module 5: The Educational Facility Architectural Design Process Aaron Jobson March 14 – April 24, 2022
Module 6: Project Management / Project Delivery Irene Nigaglioni May 2– June 12, 2022
8/16/2021 - 6/12/2022


6/26/2022 - 8/4/2022

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