for more information and to register for the conference.
Virtual Event: Get to Know SchoolsNEXT
May 11, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 pm Mountain
Spark Students’ Design/STEAM Thinking – Enter the Free A4LE SchoolsNEXT Competition Fall 2022
Attend this virtual event to learn all about the free A4LE SchoolsNEXT Competition for the 2022/23 school year. Hear lessons learned from past mentors and members of the Pacific Northwest Region Chapter. Special guest Robert Allen of the Pacific Northwest Region Chapter. Ask questions and brainstorm how to get your students designing their school of the future while learning about design, engineering, and construction.
Who should attend:
- All teachers/school staff seeking new project-based learning activity to grow students’ math, art, design, collaboration, communication, sustainability, architecture, and construction knowledge.
- All architects, engineers, contractors, and trade professionals interested in mentoring participating schools.
Members / Non-members: Free
Event Sponsor: $250
Link to join will be sent on the day of the event.
Presentation & Tour
June 8, 2022
7:30 – 10:00 am Mountain
3100 Bucknell Ct, Boulder, CO 80305
Mental Health in Learning Environments + Tour of Halcyon School
Tour a unique school within the Boulder Valley School District and hear from brain health expert, Lisa Marini
Please join the Rocky Mountain Chapter for an exciting event with a focus on brain health and mental health programming within the learning environment. We will have a guest speaker talk about cognitive function, brain health, and provide tips & tricks for ways to keep our brains functioning properly. Then, the design team (Anderson Mason Dale) and ownership team (Boulder Valley School District) will provide a brief overview of the unique school program and how it shaped the project. Finally, the event will conclude with a tour of the new school.
7:30 – 8:00 am
Check-in & Networking (breakfast and coffee will be provided)
8:00 – 8:45 am
Welcome and Brain Health Presentation
8:45 – 9:00 am
School Program Introduction and Overview
9:00 – 10:00 am
Speaker: Lisa Marini
I used to be a Superintendent for a Multifamily General Contractor – ya, quite stressful – and as a woman in that industry it caused me not only stress, it created a ton of physical and mental issues. I had memory loss, chronic migraines, hormonal issues and hair loss. But worse than the physical issues was my emotional misery. I felt I lost my purpose and zest for life.
I felt lost, depressed, ridden with anxiety. I was desperate to find a solution – but it felt hopeless.
Then the most amazing life altering thing happened … I was attending a conference with a neuroscientist and I learned that it was my brain that was in the way. It was stopping me, and making me behave in certain ways to protect me. I was floored!
It never occurred to me that my brain would paralyze me with fear, or make me be snippy or overwhelmed as a defense mechanism!
So I want to share with you all that I have learned so you too can live a life you love!!
I can help you manage your reactions and emotions, learn to manage stress, set goals the way the brain need to understand them, and to find and live your passion – all through the lens of how your brain works.
Members/School District Employees: Free | Non-members: $25
Event Sponsor: $250
Energy Savings for Schools Program
Energy Resources for Rural Schools
Ideas. Support. Savings.
||On-site energy and water audits from a team of experts
||Evaluation of renewable energy opportunities
||Technical support and energy coaching
||Implementation support and help identifying existing funding and financing options to get projects completed
||Recognition for your school's efforts and opportunities to engage students
Why your school should participate in the Program:
- Reap tangible energy, water, and cost savings
- Easy and seamless with minimal school staff requirements
- Benefit from one-stop-shop services customized for rural schools to get projects implemented
- Build your energy management knowledge by connecting and exchanging ideas with peer schools
- Improve your school's learning environment with better lighting, heating, and cooling
- Be recognized for your efforts and share your story with your community and beyond
for FAQs about the program.
Learn more today! Getting started is easy. To learn more contact the program manager, Susan Blythe.
970.207.0058 ext: 310