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2022 Northeast Region Conference

2022 Annual Regional Conference

April 6-9, 2022
Blossoming Minds
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington DC

Northeast 2022

2019 Northeast Conference

2019 Annual Regional Conference

March 27-30, 2019
Revolutionizing Education
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Boston, MA

2018 Northeast Regional Conference

2018 Annual Regional Conference

April 11-14, 2018
Building Community Through Education
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, MD

Cities that Work, Schools that Work

2017 Annual Regional Conference

March 14-18, 2017
Cities that Work, Schools that Work
Providence Biltmore, Curio Collection by Hilton, Providence, RI

Greetings from Saratoga Springs

2015 Annual Regional Conference

April 26-28, 2015
RELEVANCE: Designing Schools That Inspire Teachers, Engage Students & Embrace Communities
The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

Past Events

School Tours

June 1, 2017

1:00 PM School Tour
Fairchild Wheeler Inter-District Magnet Campus – 2016 James D. MacConnell Award Winner
840 Old Town Road, Bridgeport, CT
JCJ Architecture
Fairchild Wheeler

3:30 PM School Tour
Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, CT
375 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe, CT
Svigals + Partners
Sandy Hook

5:30 PM Social Hour
Maggie McFly's
971 Main St S,Southbury, CT

Northeast Region Exhibits at Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Executive Institute

Philip Poinelli and Jason Boone proudly represented the region at the recent conference of Massachusetts Superintendents.

Frank Locker proudly displayed his Association membership sign at his own booth.


Researching Learning Environments within Steelcase

April 7, 2016
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Nicholas Murray Butler School No. 23, 501 Union Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

1:30-2:00 pm Introduction
2:00-2:30 pm Tour
2:30-3:00 pm Q&A with Staff and Students

April 8, 2016
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, NYC

Premier Sponsor and Host for the Day:

Steelcase Education

Join us at the Amazing Steelcase showroom in NYC at 4 Columbus Circle!

8-9:00 am Arrival/Breakfast
9-9:30 am Welcome
9:30-Noon Joel Rose, Founder & CEO of School of One
Noon-1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Steelcase: Active Learning inside the Classroom
2:30-3:30 pm Showroom Tours
3:30-4:00 pm Association News/Info
4-5:30 pm Networking Reception


Joel Rose Joel Rose is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Classrooms Innovation Partners. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of School of One, an initiative within the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) that uses a mix of live, collaborative, and online instruction in order to provide students with instruction customized to their unique academic needs and learning styles. Prior to conceptualizing and leading School of One, Joel served as Chief Executive for Human Capital and as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Chancellor at NYCDOE. Joel has been involved in education for more than 15 years, first as a fifth grade teacher in Houston and later as a senior executive at Edison Schools where he served as the company's Associate General Counsel, Chief of Staff, General Manager, and Vice President for School Operations. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University, a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, and is a graduate of the Broad Urban Superintendents Academy. Joel lives in Manhattan with his wife, Doris Cooper, and their two children, Alexandra and Zachary.

Next Generation Learning and The Future of the Education Reform Movement

New Classrooms Innovation Partners designs and implements innovative instructional models that leverage classroom design, teacher talent, and technology to enable personalized learning for every student every day. New Classrooms' first-of-its-kind technology draws from tens of thousands of high quality lessons to create a dynamic curriculum tailored to students' unique needs.

New Classrooms' flagship instructional model, Teach to One: Math, integrates teacher-led, collaborative, and independent instruction in ways that enable students to not just learn skills but apply them in real-world contexts. In the 2013-2014 school year, the more than 6,000 students participating in Teach to One made math gains at 1.5 times the national average – equivalent to an additional half year of learning in a single school year.

New Classrooms CEO Joel Rose will discuss how the organization's innovative instructional model, Teach to One: Math, creates 10,000 unique and personalized schedules for students every day based upon each student's individual strengths and needs and explain how this type of next generation learning is a crucial next step in education reform.

Steve Slifka
Leader: A+D Steelcase Education
Steelcase Education

Steve Slifka Steve Slifka is the national Architect & Design Leader for Steelcase Education. We are an issues driven company that studies how teachers teach, and how students learn in order to inspire change by removing the barriers to student success. And we do this by providing the proper balance between your pedagogy, your technology, and your space! He has been employed by Steelcase since February of 2000.

Active Learning and the Classroom: What are the Barriers for Success?

If Active Learning can be described as; "An individual's pursuit of knowledge acquisition by engaging in a combination of multiple experiences, including: individual study, dyadic interactions, and team work," How do we best support these activities using Pedagogy, Space & Technology?

This session has been compiled from years of ongoing human-centered design research focused on the field of K/12 Education. We will look at the current issues facing classroom layout, as well as take a look at solutions for creating Active Learning Ecosystems.


Researching Learning Environments within Steelcase
Co-hosted by Steelcase

Tour, April 7
Member: $50 / Non-Member: $150

April 8 @ Steelcase Showroom NYC
Member: $99 / Non-Member: $150


Hilton Garden Inn New York/Central Park South-Midtown West
237 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Group Name: Association For Learning Environments
Group Code: ALE

Cut off Date: March 25, 2016

Thank you for your generous sponsorship and support!



Sponsorship Opportunities

  • All of Gold Amenities
  • Signage at International Conference
  • Company profile on Regional Website and Distributed to Regional Membership
  • 5 minute presentation at Steelcase Event
$2,500 +

  • All of Silver Amenities
  • 2 Free Attendees (April 8th only)
  • Signage at Steelcase

  • All of Bronze Amenities
  • 1 Free Attendee (April 8th only)
  • Attendee List with contact information

  • Website recognition on Regional page with hotlink to company website
  • Recognition in Spring, Summer, and Fall Newsletter
  • Recognition on Event materials

Tour & Discussion

George School Campus

The Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Valley Chapter is sponsoring an upcoming tour and discussion event.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
8:30 am to 10:30 am
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA 18940
(Mollie Dodd Anderson Library)
Campus Map

George School Campus

Founded in 1893, George School is a Quaker, coed boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. George School is a diverse community focused on preparing students not just for college, but for life. The school sits on 240 acres in suburban Bucks County, Pennsylvania and contains a variety of historic buildings and landscapes as well as newer campus developments.

Over the past eight years, efforts have focused on creating a sustainable campus and preparing the historic campus for the 21st century. Fulfillment of the campus master plan has seen a number sustainably driven projects completed in the past several years, highlighted by the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library (LEED Gold), new track and field, the new Fitness and Athletic Center (LEED Certified), as well as other campus improvements.

Dr. Michael Gersie, Director of Operations for George School and site/landscape consultant Kevin Selger, RLA, ASLA, LEED® AP will provide highlights on the various building accomplishments that have occurred over the last eight years as well as guide a tour of the historic campus.

Continental breakfast will be provided by Gilmore & Associates, Inc. Attendance will be limited to 30.

AIA Continuing Education Credit available

Members: Free / Non-Members: $10

Tour & Discussion


The Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Valley Chapter is sponsoring an upcoming tour and discussion event.

Friday, January 29, 2016
8:30 am to 10 am
Cecil School of Technology, 912 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD


Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) took an innovative approach to meeting their need for an expanded career and technology program. Rather than building a new facility or renovating an existing school, they purchased and renovated a commercial research and development facility that came with a high-bay area, advanced science laboratories, conference space, and a sophisticated electrical system. The entire project cost less than a replacement school. Located in an industrial park, the school will facilitate alignments between the education programs and industry partners.

The program will include a discussion on adaptive re-use, the programming of the technology school, and the redesign of the project from a replacement comprehensive high school to an adaptive re-use career and technology school. A tour of the school will follow the discussion.

The discussion will be led by Perry Willis, Executive Director of Support Services for Cecil County Public Schools, and representatives from Buck Simpers Architect & Associates (BSA+A), the architects for the project.

Continental breakfast will be provided.

Members: Free / Non-Members: $10

Workshop and School Tour

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thomas McKean High School

The Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Valley Chapter sponsored a "hands on" event on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Thomas McKean High School, 301 McKennan's Church Road, Wilmington, DE. This workshop featured McKean's newly transformed, designed, and constructed Culinary Arts Studio and Radio/Television Studio. A tour and discussion of the facilities was conducted by the design team, Philip Conte, AIA, NCARB and Dick Moretti, Ed.D, ALEP, LEED™ AP, followed by the opportunity to interact with students and staff in both Studios. Besides having students and teachers answer questions and offer comments on the design of the facilities, attendees had the opportunity to participate, under the direction of students in the Culinary Arts Studio, in the preparation of lunch. There were 15 attendees, offering a broad range of backgrounds, including educators, administrators, facilities managers, construction managers, architects, and educational facility planners.

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AIA Delaware
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ALEP / Certificate Programs


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Online Awards


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LearningSCAPES 2021


January 6-8, 2022
Washington Hilton, Washington DC