Ohio Chapter

The geographic area is defined by the State of Ohio boundaries.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

Chapter Meeting

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

Members: $15 | Non-Members $20

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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.

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.

Ohio Chapter Scholarship Application

The Ohio Chapter Scholarship is a state-wide competitive, merit based award program designed to provide financial support for high school students accepted into college. Each academic year, one (1) student will be selected as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship award. The student selected should be intending to enroll in a field related to educational facility planning and design. These would include, but not be limited to, architecture, engineering, interior design, facility planning, and construction management.

Click here for more information and to download the 2018 application.
Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018 by 5:00 pm

John N Shaw Award

The MWGL John Shaw Award is a regional architectural design competition intended to showcase good design that results from collaboration with educators, students, and community representatives.

Click here for more information and to register.
Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018 by 5:00 pm
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