Tour & Presentation
October 10, 2019
3:30 – 7:00 PM
Chinook Trail Middle School
9750 Grand Lawn Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80924
The school is the first new stand-alone middle school for Academy District 20 in over 20 years and was the largest project in the 2016 bond. Through a community design workshop process, it was determined that the building should focus on project based learning, student wellness and connections to nature. The building was designed utilizing WELL Building criteria with an emphasis on healthy and positive spaces. Utilizing the middle school team concept, classroom clusters are built around project-based learning labs that offer opportunities for teaming, collaboration and small group work.
Joining us for networking, presentation about incorporating Project Based Learning and Design Thinking into school curriculum.
|3:30 – 4:00 PM
||Arrive and network
|4:00 – 5:00 PM
||Presentation by Tom Andrews the principal at Chinook Trails focused on his research into Project Based Learning, Design Thinking and how he has interwoven those into curriculum for the school. Also available to be a part of that conversation is Henry Reitwiesner from Academy 20, Brian Calhoun from RTA and Jack Mousseau from MOA.
|5:00 – 6:30 PM
||Tour of the facility with Tom, Academy 20, MOA, RTA and Bryan Construction.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Green Schools Summit
November 7-8, 2019
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
A4LE is thrilled to support this year's Green Schools Summit, taking place on November 7th and 8th. The Green Schools Summit is the USGBC Mountain Region's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents to further advance healthy, safe and sustainable schools statewide. The annual education and networking event, hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized in partnership with volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative, provides a unique opportunity to discuss how we can create better learning environments for students.
to learn more about the program and schedule.
USGBC is also excited to announce their keynote speakers:
Ralph DiNola, CEO New Buildings Institute
Ralph has dedicated his professional life to bringing sustainability, green building and energy efficiency innovation to scale. For more than 20 years he has served as a consultant to developers, governments and Fortune 500 companies seeking quantum advances in their building practices and projects. He has consulted on over 130 LEED® projects, including ten precedent-setting LEED Platinum certifications. Ralph has a bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University and a Master's Degree in Architecture from University of Oregon.
Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of National Capitalism Solutions
L. Hunter Lovins, is the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), a non-profit formed in 2002 in Longmont, CO. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has consulted on sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Within the United States, she has consulted for the Presidential Cabinet, Department of Defense, EPA, Department of Energy and numerous state and local agencies.
Registration is open!
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