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Virtual Presentation

December 8, 2021
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

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“Educators Educating Us!”
Linking SEL, Multiple Intelligences, and Educational Environments, to Support All Educators and Learners
Space and Multiple Intelligences

Drawing from his years leading a multiple intelligences school and his experiences in teaching at a university, Dr. Tom Hoerr will share the theory of multiple intelligences and show how space can be – should be - a powerful factor in a school’s culture. “Ambient learning” should be the norm, i.e., everyone feels values and learns simply from walking through the halls.

Learning objectives for this session include: (1) an understanding of multiple intelligences; (2) an appreciation for the role that space plays in culture: and (3) seeing examples of how space can be used to facilitate education.

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Dr. Tom Hoerr Speaker
Thomas R. Hoerr, PhD
Scholar in Residence, UMSL
Emeritus Head, New City School

Dr. Tom Hoerr led schools for 37 years and is currently a Scholar In Residence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he teaches in the educational leadership program. He holds a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, has received honorary doctorates from two universities, and is the Emeritus Head of School of the New City School.

Social Emotional Learning Hoerr’s newest book is The Principal As Chief Empathy Officer: Creating A Culture Where Everyone Grows. In his last book, Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff, he showed how school culture can be a tool to prepare students to succeed in life. His previous book, The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs, set out the success skills that students need. Hoerr also wrote four other books: Fostering Grit; The Art of School Leadership; Becoming a Multiple Intelligences School; and School Leadership for the Future. He currently writes a monthly blog for ASCD, and has written more than 160 articles. His “Principal Connection” column was published in Educational Leadership 2004-2018. Hoerr has presented at conferences around the world on grit, leadership, multiple intelligences, faculty collegiality, social-emotional learning, and the Formative Five.

Free to attend. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on December 7, 2021.

The link will be sent to all registered participants before 12:00 pm on December 8, 2021.

We will be giving away 3 of Dr. Hoerr’s book: Taking Social-Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff

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.

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.

  • 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 – Cancelled

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

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:

Chapter Event

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

Changing Spaces: the "Body Language" of Learning


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

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