Facilities Matter Symposium

Facilities Matter Symposium

Planning Schools for the Innovation Generation

A James D. MacConnell Award Symposium

March 25, 2013
7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)
7501 W 149th Terrace
Overland Park, Kansas 66223


See CAPS in action!

Tony Wagner, Daniel Pink, Thomas Friedman, Sir Ken Robinson and numerous other thought leaders cite the ability to create and innovate as important skills, among others, that today's students and workers need in their toolbox if they are to be successful in our rapidly evolving and competitive global economy. But, can we teach our students to create and innovate? And, what might the educational processes, programs and spaces that foster these skills look like? This provocative day-long symposium will survey a number of theories and writings surrounding the process of innovation in an attempt to reveal essential ingredients and how they can inform decisions about education and learning environments in the future.

Via an in depth case study of the recently completed Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) by Blue Valley Schools, we will explore how this new paradigm of the innovation economy influenced both the planning process, curriculum, and design outcomes of learning spaces for CAPS. CAPS is an innovative district-wide program which is aligned to economic develop that immerses students in local industry, mentoring relationships, and profession-based learning whose design and model were developed in tandem. An exploration of trends, the culture, approach, and outcomes of CAPS will guide our discussion of planning and designing spaces for whole-brain thinking and innovating.

Sponsors

CEFPI Tandus
Breakfast Sponsor
Perkins + Will
 
McPherson nsp
Nerman Museum Reception Co-Sponsors

Program at a Glance

Sunday, March 24, 2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception – Atrium Room: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art – Sponsored by NSP Architects & McPherson Contractors
Monday, March 25, 2013
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by Perkins+Will
Registration open
8:00 am – 8:30 am Welcome Remarks/Overview and Board Vision
Dr. Tom Trigg, Superintendent, Blue Valley Schools
Tony Thill, Blue Valley Schools Board President
8:30 am – 10:00 am What Makes CAPS Work? Part 1 – Student Guided Tours
Donna Deed, CAPS Executive Director
David Hill, Executive Director of Facilities & Operations, Blue Valley Schools
Steven Turckes, Principal, Perkins+Will
Gary Nevius, Principal, NSP Architects

Visit each of the four strands and the Accelerator to observe CAPS in action
10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am – 11:45 am What Makes CAPS Work? Part 2 – Presentation & Discussion
Donna Deed, CAPS Executive Director
David Hill, Executive Director of Facilities & Operations, Blue Valley Schools
Steven Turckes, Principal, Perkins+Will
Gary Nevius, Principal, NSP Architects

Planning process, curriculum and design outcomes of learning spaces for CAPS program; exploration of the trends culture, approach and outcomes of CAPS
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lunch – Sponsored by Tandus Flooring
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm CAPS is Innovation!
CAPS Video
Panel: Donna Deeds, CAPS Executive Director

Instructor, business/industry partner representative, design team representative, school district representative, instructor, CAPS Global Business Students/Q&A
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Meet the Innovation Generation
CAPS Accelerator Manager, Scott Kreshel
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm What's Next for CAPS?
David Hill, Executive Director of Facilities & Operations, Blue Valley Schools
Barbara Worth, Director of Strategic & Private Development, Association for Learning Environments

CAPS exemplifies healthy, green schools, the future of education and what this means for facility planners. Where do we go from here?
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm CAPS Self-guided visits


About the Association:
The Association for Learning Environments, formerly CEFPI, is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. The Association embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality.