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Past Conferences

2019 Annual Chapter Conference

April 8-9, 2019
Re-Imagining Learning Spaces 2.0
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

2018 Annual Chapter Conference

April 16-17, 2018
Why Space Matters for Learning
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

2017 Annual Chapter Conference

May 1-2, 2017
Designing Schools for Future Makers
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

2016 Annual Chapter Conference

April 18-19, 2016
Collaborate, Innovate, Motivate – Rethinking Education through Planning & Design
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

2015 Annual Chapter Conference

March 16-17, 2015
Creating Together: Meaningful Architecture and Student Success
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

2019 Mid-Year Conference

November 5, 2019
The Life Ready Student!!!
The Academies of Loudoun, 42075 Loudoun Academy Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175

2018 Mid-Year Conference

October 24, 2019
Re-Imagining Learning Spaces without Busting the Budget!
Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville, VA

2017 Mid-Year Conference

October 20, 2017
Why Space Matters for Learning
Frederick County Middle School, Winchester, VA

2016 Mid-Year Conference

November 7, 2016
Designing Schools for Future Makers
Discovery STEM Academy, Newport News, VA

2015 Mid-Year Conference

November 6, 2015
Learning Trends in 21st Century School Design
Kellam High School, Virginia Beach, VA

Past Events

Chapter Town Hall

Post COVID-19 Panel Discussions
12:00-12:30 pm – Lunch & Learn

Please join us for one or ALL of our conversations!

Everyone is busy trying to figure out how schools will operate in the fall. A4LE Virginia is providing some opportunities for educators, facility managers, and designers to discuss ideas and share together. Our hope is that this series of conversations will give school systems across the Commonwealth an opportunity to talk and discuss how different counties and cities are trying to address the impact of COVID-19 on opening schools.

June 17th Transportation
Kerry Miller, Associate Director Pupil Transportation, Virginia Department of Education
Shay Coates, Director of Transportation, Newport News Public Schools
Eddie Walters, Director of Transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools
Francine Furby, Director, Office of Transportation Services, Fairfax County Public Schools

June 24th Hybrid Teaching / Learning
Michael Bolling, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Innovation, Department of Education Virginia (DOE)
Brian Mott, Executive Director, Virtual Virginia
Karen Woodford, Chief Learning Officer, Bedford County Schools
John Hendron, Director of Innovation and Strategic Planning, Goochland County Public Schools

July 1st Nutrition Programs
Andrea Nannery, SNP Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education
Helen Philips, SNP Specialist, Virginia Department of Education
Karen Arthur, Supervisor of School Nutrition, Bedford County
Amy Hegarty, Food Service Consultant
Adam Russo, School Nutrition Director, Prince William County

July 8th School Climate / Culture
Dr. RJ Webber, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Novi Community Schools
Dr. Thomas Epperson, President, InnerWill Leadership Institute
Nikki Wilcox, School Safety Audit and Climate Survey Coordinator, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Quyen Duong, Student Services Specialist, Virginia Department of Education

July 15th Student Feedback
Anna, rising senior, Staunton River High School, Bedford County Schools
Benjamin, rising senior, Jefferson Forest High School, Bedford County Schools
Isabelle, rising 8th grader, Monicello High School, Albemarle County Schools
Charlotte, rising 8th grader, Matoaca Middle School, Chesterfield County Schools
Asiah, rising 8th grader, Matoaca Middle School, Chesterfield County Schools

Register to join one or all sessions. These meetings are FREE but you must register!

Information on panelists and links for joining the discussions will be sent to the registrants on the day of each event.

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LearningSCAPES 2020


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