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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
AHL Ohana Room
Pacific Guardian Center, Makai Tower
733 Bishop Street, 29th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813
Join us for a 2019 Hawaii Chapter kick off event.
Featuring a panel discussion on acoustic solutions in
school environments. Come listen to local experts in a
facilitated panel discussion and see acoustic solution
products by a variety of manufacturers.
Classroom acoustics are directly correlated to student learning and comprehension. Communication and comprehension is critical for the cognitive process, and studies consistently reveal that student learning retention and performance rank higher in an academic setting that minimizes background noise and reverberation. High performance programs including LEED for Schools and Hawaii Collaborative for High Performance Schools (HiCHPS) recognize classroom acoustics as a design "must".
While classroom performance places great emphasis on teacher to student communication/collaboration, there is often a failure to incorporate acoustical considerations to reduce background noise and make the environment more appropriate for learning. The 21st Century educational pedagogy towards collaboration and more openness require sound acoustical designs. School and classroom space planning presents a myriad of challenges for designing a highly functional environment for teaching and learning.
Education specialists now embrace the need for different learning styles to allow each and every student to thrive in the 21st Century. Designers need to recognize that the classroom is full of students with a range of aptitudes and learning styles, as well as educators with different delivery styles. Everyone’s mind works in a different way to isolate sound they want to hear and block out unwanted background noise, and students at every age group are still developing this ability. This makes acoustics a stronger consideration during childhood years and minimizing noise at all grade levels is important to prevent students from losing concentration and to maximize their retainage.
We will have 4 acoustical engineers weigh in on the past and present experiences and share their expertise on the subject matter as a panel discussion.
Light refreshments will be served.
Members $10 | Non-Members $20 | or at the door
Please RSVP by May 10th
Parking: You can park in the PGC parking structure for $4.00 after 4 pm. Entry is on Alakea St.
“Just Start Something” A Presentation by David A Stubbs II, President, Cultural Shift – www.cultural-shift.com
||Monday April 11, 2016
||AIA Honolulu Office
828 Fort St Mall, Suite 100, Honolulu
5:00 to 7:00 PM
5:00 – 5:30 check in and registration
5:30 – 6:30 CEU presentation
6:30 – 7:00 Networking and additional questions
$10 for members
$20 for non-members
AIA CEU credit: 1 LU Credit AIA CSCES 303
||Pupu’s will available at 5:00 and served until 7:00
||Contact Furnishers of Hawaii dba Office Pavilion
||Not included, however the rates at Harbor Court are reasonable and the AIA office is right around the corner
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Innovative Learning Spaces
Throughout K-12 education, "21st Century Learning" and "Design Thinking" are becoming familiar topics. But what are the physical elements needed to support a 21st Century classroom? Can a Maker Space be created in an existing 1960 classroom building? What type of furnishings should we consider for these spaces? This symposium will explore these questions and much more. Our keynote speaker is a global educator whose career is focused on teaching teachers how to create these classroom environments. The symposium will also feature presentations by Hawaii teachers who are applying 21st Century curricula and a panel discussion led by our keynote.
Director of the Faculty of Education at University of British Columbia Okanagan
BSc MA PhD (Sydney, Australia)
Director of Innovative Learning Centre (ILC)
Director of the Faculty of Education
Dr. Crichton's research focuses on design thinking and the Maker Movement. She is exploring innovative uses of technology to foster creativity and imagination for educators. She also works with colleagues in challenging contexts so explore ways that appropriate technologies can provide access to professional development and learning. Scholarly Contributions: Dr. Crichton is author of numerous journal articles, book chapters and research studies exploring the intersection of technology and learning. She is on a review board of numerous journals and conferences. She has been invited to keynote and present in conferences and workshops nationally and internationally.
||Wednesday, February 3, 2016
||5-8pm (pupus and drinks included)
||Iolani School, Sullivan Center
||$40 (member architects, engineers, contractors; $50 non-member)
$20 (member educators, facilities staff; $30 non-member)
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