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Virtual Event

May 27, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 pm

“Educators Educating Us!”
UDL: How can the science behind learning inform more effective Instructional practices and impact space design for Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive opportunities for all learners?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an internationally recognized framework to improve, optimize and create equitable diverse and inclusive teaching and learning opportunities for all people. UDL is based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Developed by neuro-psychologists at Harvard, UDL takes advantage of innovative instructional methodologies, flexible diverse technologies, and space design to support variabilities across all learners. This session will introduce attendees to:
  • An overview of UDL
  • How UDL practices can shift teaching and learning practices
  • How to use principles of UDL to think more intentionally about learning space design

Facilitators will share examples of how UDL creates equitable diverse and inclusive opportunities for all learners. They will also introduce attendees to the Deck of Spaces which identifies some specific examples of how space design helps support goals for achieving diversity, equity & inclusion – better meeting the needs of all learner variabilities.

Presenters
Susan Hardin, Universal Design for Learning Coordinator at Macomb ISD in Michigan
David Reid, Architect and Principal at Gould Evans, in Kansas City Missouri

Members / School Districts: FREE | Non-members $20


Virtual Event

March 11, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 pm

AIA Logo   TBD

“Innovation in Education Event” featuring our special series of “Educators Educating US!”
Hull Prairie

Hull Prairie
We’ll explore the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design impact the relationship between facilities and learning and how changes in pedagogy converge with design.

Perrysburg Schools’ new state of the art STEM 5-6 grade school, Hull Prairie Intermediate School, was designed to reinforce collaboration and teaming. The school is only one of 42 schools in Ohio to receive STEM recognition; part of a statewide push to find ways to make learning more engaging for students. New features include flexible learning environments, open collaborative spaces, STEM, Music, Art and Innovation spaces to create a dynamic multi-purpose venue to meet a wide variety of needs and styles. The Collaborative TMP Architecture and Perrysburg Schools collaborated to create a unique, student-centered learning environment by examining current curricular learning objectives and designing spaces to reflect these trends.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify key programmatic building elements – centralized STEM labs, open collaboration areas, outdoor learning spaces – that support innovative teaching & learning techniques.
  2. Learn how flexible learning environments and integration of technology support progressive approaches to specific instructional activities.
  3. Explore the innovative methodology for professional development used to reinforce the overall vision of the school.
  4. Discover how to develop curricular partnerships that promote community & student engagement.

Presenters
  • Mr. Scott A. Best, Principal, Hull Prairie Intermediate School, Perrysburg Schools, Ohio
    [email protected], Cell: 419.819.8809 or School: 419.873.6293
  • Mr. Jason Hubbard, STEM Educator, Hull Prairie Intermediate School, Perrysburg Schools, Ohio

Members / School Districts: FREE | Non-members $20

Registration closes at 9:00 am on March 11, 2021.

The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants before 2:00 pm on March 11, 2021.


Chapter Presentation & Tour – Canceled

Friday, November 8, 2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NOVI
Novi Community School District
Educational Services Building
25345 Taft Road, Novi, MI 48374

“Aspirational Design, Agile Classrooms, and the Opportunity to Learn”
Please join the A4LE Michigan Chapter for a brief tour of the Novi School Learning Environments and presentation by Dr. RJ Webber, Assistant Superintendent of Academics.

AIA CEUs are available.

Free to attend – please RSVP:

Light refreshments sponsored by:
V/S


Chapter Event

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Changing Spaces: the "Body Language" of Learning

MiEN

MiEN Company
2547 3 Mile Rd NW F
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Refreshments provided by MiEN Company

Agenda – Changing Spaces: the "Body Language" of Learning
3:30 PM Welcome and Meeting by Chapter President Superintendent Paul Hartsig, Dowagiac Union Schools
4:00 PM AIA Accredited Presentation by the MiEN Company on School Furnishings (confirming HSW credit)
5:00 PM Tour of the Mien Company Showroom highlighting school furniture and technology
6:00 PM Social/networking time with refreshments in the lobby of the MiEN Company


School Tour: I-TEC Center

Thursday, September 18, 2014
609 Ortonville Road, Ortonville, MI 48462
(located at the back of the Brandon Middle School Facility)
4:00-5:30 pm

ITEC

The I-TEC Center is a dedicated district-use facility designed to foster 21st-century learning for the school community. Within this dedicated space for collaboration, teachers benefit from the opportunity to be a part of a community of learners immersed in the learn lab and best practice as it relates to student engagement through technology and teamwork. Students also benefit from the opportunity to have a place to learn in a non-traditional setting fostering collaborative conversation and extended day learning. Community members are given the opportunity to experience 21st century learning through community education outreach.

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