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Chapter Webinar

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10:00 am EST
Webinar link: Will be sent day prior

1.0 LU/HSW (AIA CEUs credits pending approval), Certification of Participation, or Local Professional Development Credit.

How Building Design Can Enhance Safety and Security
The evolution of learning and learning systems is inevitable and is influenced by numerous factors. Creating learning environments that students and staff feel safe and secure is fundamental and takes more than cameras and a double entry vestibule. The most physically secure buildings can conjure up a sense of fear and a more vulnerable atmosphere than a building that has open, bright, and flexible spaces. With advancements in modern technology and new understandings of the learning process, the educational environments of today must not only be designed to support new ways of teaching and learning but also address safety and security issues. Delivering these spaces requires educators, planners and architects to work collaboratively, addressing safety and security concerns while creating spaces that bring joy and are welcoming to students, staff, and community.

This webinar will explore design concepts that promote safe and secure environments as well as the importance of a community-driven design process. Presenters will provide practical solutions around these concepts for both new and renovated building projects and will encourage participants to engage by asking questions and sharing ideas throughout.

Learning Objectives
  1. Examine educational spaces and how safety and security measures can impact the environment where students learn.
  2. Describe how concern for student safety and security is driving the need to redefine and reconfigure educational facilities.
  3. Apply practical solutions, techniques, and strategies to plan and design safe and secure learning environments.
  4. Define and explain what is required to make new and renovated educational facilities safe and secure while also embracing changes to educational delivery models and taking into consideration quality of spaces for occupants.

Panelists
Shamus O’Meara Shamus P. O’Meara, Managing Shareholder, O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl in Minneapolis, where he has represented school districts, higher education institutions and public entities for over 25 years. He has been through many crises with public officials, including representing two school districts involved with school shooting incidents. He works with state and national departments of education, mental health and law enforcement agencies to promote safety and violence prevention in schools and on campuses. Shamus also assisted the National School Boards Association and Connecticut school communities following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Matt Helgerson Matt Helgerson is the Superintendent of Jordan Public Schools in Jordan, Minnesota. Following six years as a classroom teacher in Jordan, Matt cultivated his leadership abilities in a variety of leadership roles throughout the state of Minnesota including principal and eventually superintendent. Matt’s passion for the scope and sequence of a 21st Century educational landscape was realized with the infusion of multi-dimensional instructional and collaborative spaces that were developed in the renovation of the Jordan Middle School under his leadership. This philosophy continues as his current focus is to extend this level of inquiry, project-based learning to all levels of education within the district. Matt believes that service and partnerships build a strong community and works diligently to nurture and grow those relationships.
Chris Gibbs Chris Gibbs, Principal at DLR Group, is a natural problem-solver who has focused his career on education design. He believes in creating design solutions that holistically transform the outcomes of education for all learners. He uses his leadership ability and creative planning skills to mentor young professionals in a variety of DLR Group’s K-12 studios. His designs elevate the learning experience for students and staff in communities throughout the US.


School Tour

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lake Local Schools
225 Lincoln Street, Hartville, OH 44632

1.5 LU AIA

Lake Elementary
Join us for a tour of Lake Elementary followed by an optional lunch at the Hartville Kitchen. Tour led by Melinda Scalfaro, AIA, Sol Harris Day.

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Members: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00
Lunch is not included

Hartville Kitchen
Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St NW, Hartville, OH 44632
Lunch is optional and is not included in the tour registration cost.


Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
PAST Innovation Lab
1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212

Cost
Members: $15 | Non-Members $20

    LU 1.5

2018 AIA/CES Program Completion Form | AIA CES Description

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Troy Glover, Educational Planner and Associate with Fanning Howey

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Future Ready: How Learning Environments are Embracing Tomorrow
Change is inevitable and will invariably have an impact on how education is delivered. With advancements in modern technology and new understandings of the learning process, the educational environments of today must be designed with enough flexibility to support new ways of teaching and learning. Delivering these spaces requires educators, planners and architects to work collaboratively, addressing current educational needs while considering those of future generations.

This workshop will examine learning environments’ support of modern educational delivery models while exploring options to expand opportunities in the future. Presenters will provide practical solutions around these concepts for both new and renovated building projects, and will encourage attendees to participate by asking questions and sharing ideas throughout.

Learning Objectives
  1. Examine educational delivery models and how they impact the environments where students learn.
  2. Describe how changing educational delivery models are driving the need to redefine the learning environment.
  3. Apply practical solutions, techniques, and strategies to plan for future ready learning environments.
  4. Define and explain what is required to make new and renovated facilities future-ready learning environments that will embrace changes to educational delivery models.

Panelists
Troy Glover MODERATOR
Mr. Troy Glover
Educational Planner and Associate, Fanning Howey
Stephanie Meeks Ms. Stephanie Meeks
Director Integrated Technology, Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
Stephanie Donofe Meeks is director of integrated technology at the Ohio Department of Education, where she supports technology integration innovations and blended learning initiatives for districts and schools across the state. Before joining the department, she served as district coordinator for Instructional Technology at Westerville City Schools and Olentangy Local Schools, as well as a teacher and school librarian with the Diocese of Columbus Schools, Columbus City Schools, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Germany and Korea and Edison Local Schools.
Emmy Beeson Emmy Beeson
As a practicing superintendent, Emmy Beeson lives the work she brings to other districts through her consulting. She has successfully passed a bond issue and operating tax campaigns along with building effective union and board relationships. These district leadership skills have been vital in her engagement of both staff and communities to help uncover their vision in areas such as education and facilities. Her personal experiences as a superintendent who reimaged what learning could look like, allow her to speak on issues such as the connection between vision and space and learning and design. Her story can be found in the recently published book Irresistible: A Story of How Passionate Leadership and Smart Design Transformed a School and a Community. As a consultant she takes districts, through a series of experiences and questions to assist in the development of their own values based directional system which provides vision, mission, and expectations around implementation and sustainability. She supports districts through their newly discovered vision with instructional strategy adoption and professional development and coaching. The shared creation of a directional system embeds vision and mission into the daily life of the organization. With numerous tours of a PreK-12 facility, designed under her direction, and a wide variety of speaking engagements on her resume, districts are sure to find an advocate for transformational education in Emmy Beeson.
Steven Herr Mr. Steven Herr
Director of Design, Fanning Howey
Steven Herr, AIA, is a Director of Design for Fanning Howey, a national architecture and engineering firm specializing in learning environments. A voracious reader and life-long learner, Steve personifies Fanning Howey’s commitment to supporting educational achievement at all stages of life. He serves clients throughout Indiana and Ohio and across the country, focusing on future-proofing strategies that help all students and teachers reach new heights. Steve’s recent designs include the new Columbia City High School in Columbia City, Ind.; the new James Blair Middle School in Williamsburg, Va.; and two new high schools in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
PAST Innovation Lab
1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212

9:00 – 10:00 am Panel Discussion
Moderated by Troy Glover, Educational Planner and Associate with Fanning Howey
10:00 – 10:30 am Tour of the PAST Innovation Lab
Scott Geither – Project Architect at WSA Studio
Kirsten Sheely – Interior Designer at WSA Studio

Schools of the Future: Aligning School Design with Ohio Educational Standards, Guidelines, and Funding
PAST Innovation Lab High performance learning environments can take on many shapes and sizes, but they all utilize the same concepts based around how the modern student learns. Concepts of flexibility, collaboration and integrated technologies serve to strengthen students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills within a creative and inspiring atmosphere. The state of Ohio has been pursuing the development and progression of these environments to continue to improve the education of our students.

A diverse panel comprised of representatives from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), a leading school district and an educational design firm will discuss the future of high performance learning environments in Ohio and across the nation. Panelists will highlight how a new or renovated school project can become a high performance learning environment through the state of Ohio standards, guidelines and funding.

Panelists
Troy Glover MODERATOR
Mr. Troy Glover
Educational Planner and Associate, Fanning Howey
Stephanie Meeks Ms. Stephanie Meeks
Director Integrated Technology, Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
Stephanie Donofe Meeks is director of integrated technology at the Ohio Department of Education, where she supports technology integration innovations and blended learning initiatives for districts and schools across the state. Before joining the department, she served as district coordinator for Instructional Technology at Westerville City Schools and Olentangy Local Schools, as well as a teacher and school librarian with the Diocese of Columbus Schools, Columbus City Schools, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Germany and Korea and Edison Local Schools.
Holly Lavender Ms. Holly Lavender
STEM Education Lead, Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
Holly Lavender is part of the Ohio Department of Education – Office of Innovation team, which oversees and manages state efforts to support innovative schools such as STEM Education, Competency-Based Education and the Innovation Lab Network. After teaching high school physics and mathematics for 14 years, Holly was part of a state-wide team to provide support to Ohio educators in assessment literacy and curriculum development, and later joined the department as a content and assessment lead for the state’s science and mathematics assessments. Holly is currently the STEM Education lead at the department, and is working with the department and other stakeholders to promote and scale up innovative best practices in STEM, and to support the work being done by Ohio’s Competency-Based Education pilot program.
Kate Thoma Ms. Kate Thoma
Assistant Principal, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Kate Thoma is the Assistant Principal at New Albany Intermediate School. A graduate of Bowling Green State University and Ashland University, she has been with the New Albany Plain Local School District since 2004. Throughout her career, she has served in many roles including an Intervention Specialist, Classroom Teacher, and Technology Learning Coach. During her Administrative Internship, she developed a series of Professional Development Graduate Courses for teachers both in and beyond her school district. Additionally, she assisted with the process of opening their newest building on campus, where she is now the Assistant Principal. Kate is extremely passionate about redesigning educational spaces to meet the needs of today’s learners. Even more important to Kate, is the work that goes into launching a 21st Century school, that supports teachers in maximizing the potential of these environments in order to foster critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
Glenn Rowell Mr. Glenn Rowell
Planning Administrator, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)
Since 1997 Mr. Rowell has been engaged as a planner with the Ohio state agency “Ohio School Facilities Commission” through its transition to the “Ohio Facilities Construction Commission”. He has worked with more than 200 of Ohio’s public K‐12 school districts in developing master plans for their school building improvement programs. Currently in his 21st year of educational planning, Glenn continues to assist school districts with transitions from 20th‐century pedagogies and facilities to contemporary, forward‐ thinking educational practices and the facilities that support next‐generation education, and is actively engaged with the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) in the pursuit of improving educational learning environments. Glenn has been in the architectural profession for 37 years and holds architectural licenses in Texas and Ohio and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Rod Wiford Mr. Rodney D. Wiford, AIA, MBA, LEED AP BD+C, REFP
Project Executive, Fanning Howey
Rod Wiford is a project executive with the Celina, Ohio, office of Fanning Howey, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the design of learning environments. Rod combines an in-depth knowledge of the Ohio School Design manual with a passion for creating future-ready schools that lift students to new heights. Rod was the project executive for the new West Muskingum Elementary School in Zanesville, Ohio, a school created under the OFCC’s guidelines for High Performance Learning Environments.


Dinner & Presentation

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm
4199 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin, OH 43017

La Scala
La Scala Join us at La Scala for dinner and a presentation from Dr. Gary Allread, Professor and Program Director Institute of Ergonomics at The Ohio State University.

Gary Allread Ph.D.
Gary Allread Ph.D. Dr. Allread is the Program Director of the Institute for Ergonomics at The Ohio State University. A Certified Professional Ergonomist, he works extensively with companies and organizations nationwide, to provide a variety of ergonomics support services. This includes: conducting ergonomics worksite assessments; giving general and customized ergonomics training; and developing and managing companies' ergonomics programs. He also works closely with Ohio State's well-respected ergonomics faculty and staff to conduct quantitative research for those seeking more-detailed analyses of their products and work functions.

Dr. Allread coordinates Ohio State's popular Ergonomics Short Course, offered bi-annually on OSU's main campus in Columbus. Recently, he has also lent his expertise to those in the foundry, automotive assembly, hospitality, healthcare, and air transportation industries, to improve work practices and reduce injuries among employees.

Members: $40.00
Non-members: $45.00
(meal is included)

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