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Chapter Webinar

December 3, 2020
4:00 PM Central

Glennbrook North
Purpose Over Preference: Designing Spaces for Impact
Join members of the Glenbrook High School team and partners to virtually visit four spaces anchored to purpose over preference and discover the process that created the opportunity for impact.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the intersection between purpose, process, and change management when embarking on a journey of transforming learning spaces.
  2. Recognize the value of meaningful partnerships between institutions and solutions providers with shared perspectives of designing intentional learning spaces.
  3. Evaluate a set of strategies and tools for understanding people, place, and purpose.
  4. Review case-studies that apply the techniques discussed at the beginning of the session.

Learning Space (District Oversight) Rosanne Williamson, Assistant Supt of Edu Services
Learning Space Lead (Curriculum), Ryan Bretag Director of Instructional Innovation
Learning Space Lead (Operations), Kim Ptak Director of Operations
Partner, Lisa Martin Arcon and Associate Designer
Partner, Brad Raysby, Rally Point Endeavors Mission Chief and Visionary Officer
Learning Space Storyteller, Karen Geddeis Director of Communication and Studio E Strategist

Members: FREE | Non-members: $10

Deadline to register: December 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Chapter Event

Friday, January 24, 2020
5:30 – 7:30 PM

7 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Join A4LE Chicagoland for a night of Bocce and fun at Pinstripes in Oak Brook! We'll share upcoming events and new opportunities for engagement with the A4LE Chicagoland Chapter.

Free to attend: please RSVP

Chapter Social

Monday, October 15, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Steelcase Showroom
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 302
Chicago, IL

Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Drinks and appetizers
6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Welcome and introductions
6:10 pm – 6:30 pm
  • 5 current trends we are seeing within the K-12 and A&D communities
  • What customers are asking for
  • High level overview of our current and soon to be released research and insights
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Showroom tour

theMART is walking distance from the Metra stations and moments from the Ohio Street ramp of 90/94.

Get Directions

The building is easily accessible through the following travel options:
  • CTA bus stops
  • CTA elevated train “L” stop on the second floor
  • Taxi stand on the South Drive
  • Walking distance to Ogilvy and Union Stations
  • Quick, easy driving access to major expressways
  • MartParcWells garage, located at the corner of Kinzie and Wells Streets

Chapter Tour

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Tour: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Drinks afterwards

British International School of Chicago
South Loop Campus, 161 W. 9th Street, Chicago, IL 60605

Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15

Parking is nearby

Chapter Event

Friday, April 8, 2016
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Illinois Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, Chicago, IL

Please join USGBC and the Association for Learning Environments as we pave the way towards more sustainable learning environments with others who are passionate about green schools.

USGBC-Illinois and the Association invite you and your organization to participate as an attendee, sponsor or exhibitor!

School Tour

January 26, 2016
4:30 PM
Wight & Company
2500 N. Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561
Phone: 630.969.7000

Members: $10 / Non-Member: $15

Thank You to Our Sponsors! V/S     Wight

School Tour & Holiday Event

December 4, 2015
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

GEMS World Academy Lower School
350 East South Water Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Tour Pictures!

GEMS World Academy, an international private school, established their first school in the United States in Chicago's downtown Lakeshore East Community. At 10 stories, the school's design addresses unique site challenges and opportunities, distinguishing the facility in its urban setting. The Lower School marries GEMS' program with local requirements, integrates state-of-the-art technology, and fosters collaboration between classrooms locally and around the world.

Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15

After the tour, please join us for drinks at:
Three Forks
180 N. Field Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60601
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Cash Bar)

Chapter Tour

October 15, 2015
4:00 pm
UCLS Gordon Parks Hall (New Arts Wing)

Chicagoland Golf Event

September 14, 2015
Hilton Oakbrook Hills Resort and Golf Club
3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630.850.5555

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, IL - Willow Crest Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, IL - View of Golf Course

Chicagoland Summer Bash

Bowling, Bocce Ball, and a Bash
August 11, 2015
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630.575.8700

Chicagoland Annual Event

April 15, 2015
Elmhurst College / Frick Center, Prospect Room (lower level)
190 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL 60126

8:00-8:30 am Registration
8:30-10:00 am Keynote speaker (Dr Humor)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Presentations
Chris Johnson- Evidence Based Design
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm Presentations
Robin Randall- How Buildings Teach
2:00-3:30 pm Architects Forum

Keynote: Dr. Stuart Robertshaw aka Dr. Humor
Click here to download Healing Article by Dr. Robertshaw

In 1987 Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, teacher, psychologist and attorney, read that "preschool children laugh or smile over 400 times per day, adults over the age of 35 – only 15 times per day." That single quote started his personal journey to review scientific and medical research regarding the benefits of laughter and humor. By mid 1990, he announced the formation of the National Association for the Humor Impaired. Selected as a novelty, that very title would catch the attention of the national press and serve as a vehicle to teach others about the benefits of laughter. Through conference presentations and articles, featured in magazines such as Family Circle and Mature Outlook, the Association has received national attention in over 144 newspapers and 180 radio stations. Referred by the press as "Dr. Humor", Dr. Robertshaw currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association. He will share with you what he has learned about the psychological and physiological benefits of humor and laughter as they relate to taking care of ourselves and our loved ones.

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