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Webinar: Part 2 "The Impact"

Join Southern California and Northern California Chapters in part 2 of our 3 part series, as we hear from expert panelists discuss the needs, impact, and effects of distance learning and it's interface with the learning environment.

Distance learning
Distance Learning: A paradigm shift in student experience…and the future of learning environments
June 3, 2020
11 am to 12:15 pm

AIA Credit Documentation and Learning Objectives

Members and public sector: free
Private sector non-members: $10

Presentation Format:
Webinar with audience Q&A participation

Presenters:
Moderator – David Miranda, Executive Director Facilities Planning & Development, Long Beach Unified School District
Panel Members:
Dan Blake, Director of Innovation & Partnerships, Sonoma County Office of Education
Dr. Tiffany Campbell, Assistant Superintendent Equity & Secondary Schools, San Marcos Unified School District
Paul Nadeau, Director of Facilities, Gilroy Unified School District

Webinar Focus:
Distance learning and virtual reality learning platforms are becoming the go-to learning content delivery system. With so much emphasis on e-learning, learning in place, and anytime, anyplace, anywhere teaching and learning methodologies, what is the future for the built environment? Will bricks and mortar facilities still be relevant? How will schools and other learning environments be affected by this growing development for distance learning?

Presentation Description:
For centuries – and that’s a long time, the association with teaching and learning and the built environment have been a packaged unit. Students attend a brick and mortar facility, teachers deliver content in a prescribed face-to-face method, engagement of school community and activities take place within the built environment and we know how to function.

Over time, distance learning has been introduced into the instructional platform. Teachers and students engage in sharing information and content in a two-dimensional reality via a distance learning platform. Some instruction and engagement take place within a tangible structure while other elements of the teaching and learning process are delivered virtually. This has been a norm for the industry for decades. Yet, we are now face with a new reality of what our future make be in terms of buildings, community hangout, and overall, the effect and impact that the immediate need for distance learning is having and will continue to have with respect to migrating back to a structured environment.

This webinar will be the beginning discussion in a series directed at the overall needs, impact, and effects of distance learning and its interface with the built environment. Our panel members will provide multiple perspectives and insight from the:
  • Instructional elements at both primary and secondary levels
  • Challenges at the site levels from site administrators
  • IT perspectives on delivery as well as security, resources, access, and responsiveness

Learning Objectives:
This webinar will address many areas related to distance learning and our educational learning facilities. The focus outcomes are directed at answering these questions:
  1. What are the known immediate challenges of delivering content via virtual learning
  2. What is the future of the built environment for classrooms and other learning environments?
  3. How will communities be affected by the single delivery method and non-human interaction – how will all learners receive a genuine educational experience?
  4. How can school districts and community resources still be relevant in the overall educational experience?

Thank you to our Sponsors:
DLR Group Erickson Hall Extron JKAE NAC


Webinar: Part 1

Join Southern California and Northern California Chapters in part 1 of our 3 part series, as we hear from expert panelists discuss the needs, impact, and effects of distance learning and it's interface with the learning environment.

Distance learning
Distance Learning: A paradigm shift in student experience…and the future of learning environments
April 29, 2020
11 am to 12:15 pm

AIA Credit Documentation and Learning Objectives

Members and public sector: free
Private sector non-members: $10

Presentation Format:
Webinar with audience Q&A participation

Presenters:
Moderator – Scott Hammond, A4LE SoCal Chapter President
Panel Members:
Dr. Kimberly Huesing, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Menifee Union SD
Dr. Daniel Allen, Assistant Superintendent K12 Teaching & Learning, Santa Ana USD
Dr. Tiffany Campbell, Assistant Superintendent Equity & Secondary Schools, San Marcos USD
Rolland Kornblau, Director of Information Technology, El Rancho USD
Paul Nadeau, Director of Facilities, Gilroy USD

Webinar Focus:
Distance learning and virtual reality learning platforms are becoming the go-to learning content delivery system. With so much emphasis on e-learning, learning in place, and anytime, anyplace, anywhere teaching and learning methodologies, what is the future for the built environment? Will bricks and mortar facilities still be relevant? How will schools and other learning environments be affected by this growing development for distance learning?

Presentation Description:
For centuries – and that’s a long time, the association with teaching and learning and the built environment have been a packaged unit. Students attend a brick and mortar facility, teachers deliver content in a prescribed face-to-face method, engagement of school community and activities take place within the built environment and we know how to function.

Over time, distance learning has been introduced into the instructional platform. Teachers and students engage in sharing information and content in a two-dimensional reality via a distance learning platform. Some instruction and engagement take place within a tangible structure while other elements of the teaching and learning process are delivered virtually. This has been a norm for the industry for decades. Yet, we are now face with a new reality of what our future make be in terms of buildings, community hangout, and overall, the effect and impact that the immediate need for distance learning is having and will continue to have with respect to migrating back to a structured environment.

This webinar will be the beginning discussion in a series directed at the overall needs, impact, and effects of distance learning and its interface with the built environment. Our panel members will provide multiple perspectives and insight from the:
  • Instructional elements at both primary and secondary levels
  • Challenges at the site levels from site administrators
  • IT perspectives on delivery as well as security, resources, access, and responsiveness

Learning Objectives:
This webinar will address many areas related to distance learning and our educational learning facilities. The focus outcomes are directed at answering these questions:
  1. What are the known immediate challenges of delivering content via virtual learning
  2. What is the future of the built environment for classrooms and other learning environments?
  3. How will communities be affected by the single delivery method and non-human interaction – how will all learners receive a genuine educational experience?
  4. How can school districts and community resources still be relevant in the overall educational experience?

Thank you to our Sponsors:
DLR Group Erickson Hall Extron JKAE NAC


A4LE Adventour!

The tour is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time.

March 2020 Tours Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Join the So Cal Chapter as we tour two schools in North San Diego County.

1:30 pm – Palomar College M&O Building
3:00 pm – San Marcos High School
5:00 pm – Happy Hour

Cost:
Members: $15
Non-Members: $25
No charge for district attendees

Sponsored by:
Colbi DLR Group Erickson Hall Extron NAC


Ring in the New Year Mixer

Ring in 2020 Wednesday, January 15, 2020
4:00 – 8:00 pm
1800 E. McFadden Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Networking mixer with industry professionals
Hear about upcoming chapter events
Libations and hors d'oeuvres will be served

Free to attend, please RSVP

Sponsored by:
DLR Group Erickson Hall KYA


Chapter Tour

Thursday, September 12, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

UC Irvine

UC Irvine Learning Environments Tour
Come join the SoCal Chapter as we explore state of the art facilities at UCI.
  • Tour the Anteater Learning Pavilion and CE Building
  • Guided by campus architect and Assistant Vice Chancellor Brian Pratt
  • Learn about upcoming projects and the design-build process
  • Deeper dive discussion of the tour with various stakeholders
  • Lunch included!

Member: $15 | Non-Member $25 | Public sector attendees are free


So Cal Exhibition and Awards Party

Exhibition and Awards Party

May 30, 2019
A+D Museum
900 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

It's Our Second Year!
Join us at the second Southern California Chapter Awards Ceremony.

5:30 PM Awards Party
6:30 PM Awards Ceremony


School Safety Roundtable Workshop

Emphasizing School Community

WHAT A roundtable workshop bringing together school administrators, educators, parents, and students from a variety of communities to gather input on school safety. The workshop follows the AIA LA Designing Safer Schools discussion from August 23.
WHO Santa Monica Malibu USD administrators will start the workshop with a presentation about the district’s new security pilot projects. Moderators will include AIA Los Angeles, the Association for Learning Environments, and local architecture firms.
WHY Input from the workshop will guide recommendations on school safety, showing how school environments for contemporary education can be developed to reduce the incidence of crime and daily threats. These recommendations will be submitted to the AIA at the national level and to governmental organizations to guide future policy.

Table topics for breakout groups:

  • Steps to prevent and to prepare for both daily threats and emergencies.
  • Measures both to increase the perception of safety and to make the physical environment safer.
  • How would a trauma informed school improve safety?
  • What physical and cultural shifts are needed to make a school welcoming yet safer?
  • How do we manage the check-in and pick up challenge?
  • What can you imagine doing (physical and programmatic) that engages all community members?

WHEN
March 5, 2019

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Pizza dinner courtesy of Erickson Hall and Vanir at 6:00 pm to continue the conversations and wait out traffic.

WHERE
John Adams Middle School
2425 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA

For an invitation once the date is set, sign up now or send your email to Mariana Lavezzo at mlavezzo@dlrgroup.com.

AIA Los Angeles A4LE Southern California Chapter Berliner Architects
DLR Group NAC Architecture Vantage


Chapter Design Tour

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:30 – 3:00 pm
Irvine USD: Portola High School
1001 Cadence, Irvine, CA 92618

The Southern California Chapter invites you to a Design Tour of a Dynamic Learning Environment demonstrating Innovative & Collaborative Spaces.

Portola Portola

12:30 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 3:00 pm Tour & Presentation

Cost: $10 (includes lunch)
Please RSVP to Tina Frank at tfrank@nacarchitecture.com by October 3, 2018.

Irvine USD HMC Architects C.W. Driver


Chapter Event

Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:30-7:30 pm
201 Continental Blvd., Suite 120
El Segundo, CA 90245

The Latest and Greatest in K12 Technology
Join us for another Southern California Chapter event focused on technology presented by Vantage Technology.

Tech

Cost: Free
Please RSVP to Tina Frank at tfrank@nacarchitecture.com by August 31, 2018.


Exhibition and Awards Party

May 24, 2018
A+D Museum
900 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

It's Our First Year, and We're Excited

5:30 PM Mingling
6:00 – 6:30 PM Awards
6:45 – 8:30 PM Food and Drinks

So Cal Exhibition and Awards Party


Chapter Meeting

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 pm
NAC Architecture
837 N. Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join the Southern California Chapter in welcoming the Australasia Chapter as they share: The Evolution of Change – The Influence of Knowledge Sharing.

Evolution


Del Lago Campus of Applied Science Tour & Drinks

Thursday, January 18, 2018
3:30 pm
1740 Scenic Trail Way, Escondido, CA 92029

This magnet campus combines the community-selected pathways of biotechnology and medical science with work-based learning. Earning a Del Lago Academy diploma will mean a student scholar, innovator, and world citizen is college AND career ready. The campus combines environmentally sensitive design with sustainable features and progressive, collaborative learning environments.

Del Lago Del Lago QRC Code

C.A.S.H. Mixer to follow event at 5pm on the Mazzanine of Stone Brewery: 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido

RSVP to jzimmerman@bndesignstudio.com

Sponsored by Baker Nowicki Design Studio
Baker Nowicki


OC School for the Arts & Samueli Academy Tours in Orange County

October 20, 2017
12-3:45 pm

Transportation: We have a bus to charter attendees to the tour. The bus will be picking up the attendees at The Duke Hotel Newport Beach (formerly the Fairmont), located at 4500 MacArthur Blvd in Newport Beach, CA 92660 where the CASH Fall Conference is being held.

OC School

Cost: $10 per person

Tour Agenda
12:00 pm Pickup at The Duke Hotel Newport Beach
12:30-1:30 pm    OC School for the Arts Tour
2:00-3:00 pm Samueli Academy Tour
3:45 pm Return to The Duke Hotel Newport Beach

A box lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Sponsored by Tandus Flooring


John Adams Middle School Tour & Drinks

September 20, 2017
4–5 pm
2425 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Join us for the first Southern California Chapter event with the USGBC LA Green School Committee: the John Adams Middle School (JAMS) Tour and Drinks in Santa Monica.

John Adams MS

After the tour, skip the traffic and grab a drink with us around the corner. The first drink is on us! Please RSVP to Tina Frank at tfrank@nacarchitecture.com.

Parking at the adjacent Will Rogers Learning Community.

Sponsored by Erickson Hall, RMA Group, NAC Architecture, and USGBC LA Green School Committee.

Southern California chapter's first event was a great success with over 30 people in attendance!

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