Kansas City Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Kansas and Missouri.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

To contact the local chapter, please email the Kansas City Chapter

Virtual Meeting

March 2, 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm


How 2020 Challenges Bring Excellence and Evolution in Learning

How has this year of uncertainty and great challenge brought excellence and evolution in teaching and learning? Join us for a conversation on unique stories that have been learned and be prepared to share your own experience.

Gift card drawing at the end of the session!


Link will be sent on March 1 in the afternoon

A4LE and MWGL Leaders feel it is not prudent to hold this event in March 2021. We are currently working with the hotel to re-schedule.

2021 Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference

Creating an Educational Community   TBD
Instruction Before Construction
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

Innovation in Learning Environments Grant Winners

2020 Winners

The Kansas City Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is proud to announce the winners of our third annual Innovation in Learning environments Grant. The board reviewed the applications anonymously, with all specific district and name information removed. The submissions were all well thought out, wonderful ideas on how to impact learning for kids in our area. It was a difficult decision, but the following four entries were selected as winners of $2,000 each for 2020.

Recharge, Rejuvenate and Live Healthy in the Library
Helping students manage stress in an effective, appropriate way through space and programs.
  • North Kansas City School District, Oak Park High School
  • Angela Van Batavia, Librarian

Coding in Early Childhood Education
Introducing coding to early childhood grades with interactive, hands-on learning.
  • Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Saint Elizabeth School
  • Stephanie Moore, Instructional Technology Coach

Technical Math and Tools
Critical tools and resources to bring real-life math to students interested in technical, vocational or trade schools.
  • Lone Jack School District, Lone Jack High School
  • Emily Smith, Math Teacher

Tech by Design
Enhancing the makerspace experience with technology and multi-media tools to showcase innovative learning.
  • Liberty School District, Heritage Middle School
  • Preston Hickert, Middle School Teacher

2021 Innovation in Learning Environments Grant

The Kansas City Chapter is proud to support efforts in education innovation by funding the work of teachers, administrators and schools to bring new ideas and opportunities to learners in our area. Up to four $2,000 Innovation in Learning Environments Grants will be awarded annually. Click here for more information and to submit your application.

Application deadline: March 22, 2021

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Call for Proposals

2020 Quarterly Conversation Events

The Kansas City Chapter is seeking proposals for future locations for our Quarterly Conversation events. We’re looking for learning environments that challenge the status quo and demonstrate innovation in instruction and space. Facilities should be recently constructed and include opportunities for collaboration, hands on learning, community connections, etc. Any project from early childhood to higher education would be welcome, as we work to connect the opportunities from all learning levels.

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LearningSCAPES 2021


October 14-18, 2021
Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO