New England Chapter

US States, including: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Canadian Provinces, including: Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards Island, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

After careful deliberation the organizing committees of A4LE events have decided that it will be in the best interest of all delegates to postpone upcoming events through May. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our members and delegates. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID – 19 (“Coronavirus”) and subsequent declarations of emergencies and health crisis concerns from local, state, provincial and federal government officials, we felt the need to take this course of action.

At this time, A4LE staff and volunteers are negotiating to find alternative dates that are suitable for postponement of events. The planning committees have promised stellar events, and we do not want to lose that momentum. We will be seeking a remedy to this that will carry all of the hard work forward, taking all events to fruition at a later date. We will continue to update on the progress.

Zoom Discussion

August 13, 2020
4:00 PM

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Chapter Members,
Thank you for everyone who participated in the Zoom Happy Hour and Discussion about CTE/CTC and Vocational Education. A special thanks for HMFH and Kaestle Boos Associates for sharing two exciting projects. Once we can meet in person, I look forward to touring these two projects! If you missed our call, please feel free to review the presentations in the Members Forum for the New England Chapter in the Library here.

Outdoor Learning Environments Project Share

Modernization of the Garrison Elementary School, completed in 2017, aimed to upgrade facilities and create a nurturing learning environment. It was focused on fortifying fundamental relationships already embedded in the school's plan – between building and street, building and schoolyard, and building and student. Garrison Elementary serves a diverse, highly involved community that advocated fiercely for the school. We prioritized community engagement to produce a school which reflected the community's identity and aspirations – both indoor and outdoor.

Architects: BELL and Newman. Landscape Architects: LAB.

Learning Goals:
  • Understand several current best practices in outdoor learning environment design
  • Understand several of the most pressing practical concerns in outdoor learning environment design
  • Understand the process of integrating best practices and practical concerns in outdoor learning environment design
  • CEU will be offered

Register in advance for this meeting:

Future discussion topics will include:
  • Safety and Security
  • Special Education
  • FFE
If you have a project you would like to highlight, please reach out to

I look forward to seeing you all next month.


POSTPONED – Chapter Tour

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
4:00 PM

Eliot Innovation School

585 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109

Antico Forno
93 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113

This is a free event. Please RSVP.


Eliot Innovation School
Please join the New England Chapter on March 24th at 4:00 pm for a tour of Eliot Innovation School in Boston’s North End followed by a social gathering at the Antico Forno.

The Eliot Innovation School serves grades K-8 and in a 3-building city campus that serves over 700 students. The tour will take place at the recently completed facility that serves grades 5-8 which features 18 classrooms, a cafeteria, four breakout nooks, a media center, co-located robotics technology and art classrooms and dedicated storage for musical instruments, as music instruction is done with teaching specialists within the classrooms. Additionally, spaces are provided for various teaching specialists who move between the multiple Eliot Innovation School locations.

Please note, there is a Bruins game later that evening so special event parking rates apply at many of the nearby parking garages. It is recommended to use public transportation or park just north of Boston at Assembly Row in Somerville and take the Orange Line three stops to North Station.


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400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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