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Vanguard Academy Tour

May 24, 2022
4:00 PM

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Vanguard Academy, 3000 E Albany St, Broken Arrow, OK 74014


Members: FREE | Non-members: $20
Sponsorships: $250

AIA / CEU Presentation

April 20, 2022
3:30 PM Central

Tulsa Zoo
Tulsa Zoo Tulsa Zoo

Tulsa Zoo – Congo Room (admission to Zoo included)
6421 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74115

Playful Learning: How Schools can Benefit from Playgrounds
School outdoor areas often suffer from under-funding: they fall outside the traditional attainment targets and curricula. But if planned consciously, schoolgrounds profoundly generate well-being as well as an enthusiasm to learn. The playground can serve both as a recess area and as an active framework contributing to teaching and learning. Join this to learn how to harvest the learning and well-being benefits of outdoor areas.

  • Discuss trends in health for pre-school and school aged children.
  • Identify design features in outdoor play environments that support active play for pre-school and school aged children on school playgrounds.
  • earn how to critique playground design.
  • earn how to apply criteria for active and stimulating play to their plans for outdoor play spaces for pre-school and school aged children.

Members: FREE | Non-members: $20
Sponsorships: $250

Registration closes on April 17, 2022 at 5 pm Central.


In-Person Tour

February 22, 2022
4:00 PM Central

Mustang PS Performing Arts Center
200 W Juniper Dr
Mustang, OK 73064
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Located on the Mustang High School campus, The Mustang Performing Arts Center offers first-class experiences for audience members, operators, performers, staff, and students alike. This top-quality education space fulfills Mustang Public Schools' desire to help lead students to a variety of career paths within the performing arts industry.

As the primary location for performing arts events for the School District and surrounding community, this 68,000 sf facility houses the district’s high school performing arts programs and is designed to host a variety of events and professional performers. Entry lobbies support smaller-scale productions and the main lobby also features a student artwork gallery. Two theaters; the primary 1,500 seat auditorium and the secondary black box style theater are supported by a scene shop and music library storage area along with a multitude of classrooms, catering kitchen, costume storage, dressing rooms, rehearsal spaces, and support areas for students and performers.

Mustang Performing Arts Mustang Performing Arts

Members: FREE | Non-members: $20
Sponsors: $250

Registration closes on on February 21,2022 at 5 pm Central.

In-Person Presentation & Tour

November 10, 2021
4:00 PM Central

1 LU/HSW Credit

Western Heights PS STEAM Academy (The Oklahoma Fine Arts & Science Academy)
8401 SW 44th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73179

52,000 sq-ft facility offers Advanced Placement courses, fine arts programs and classes focused on STEM. The academy serves as a magnet alternative to Western Heights High School. Fine arts programs include choral music, dance, instrumental music, theater and visual arts. The school’s proximity to Will Rogers World Airport and a Federal Aviation Administration regional office allows students to explore the aviation industry. The building features a 175-seat black box theater, large flexible rehearsal suites, science and robotics labs, music recording lab, a visual art suite with an outdoor creative area and a 150-seat outdoor amphitheater.

Western Heights STEAM Academy Western Heights STEAM Academy
Western Heights STEAM Academy Western Heights STEAM Academy

Learning Objectives:
  1. To learn about acoustics in the built environment (invisible architecture) and the effects on well-being, health, and safety including an overview on the Well Building Institute’s acoustical comfort recommendations.
  2. To understand what sound is, how it behaves in an interior environment and how building materials are classified for their sound control capabilities.
  3. To explore acoustical challenges in flexible space and learn how best to control sound including those acoustical challenges with operable partitions.
  4. To find solutions through automation and intelligent acoustical design to achieve healthier, more comfortable and productive interior flexible spaces.

Architect: BWA Group
General Contractor: Wynn Construction

4:00 PM CEU Presentation (AIA & IDCEC accredited worth 1 LU/HSW credit) – “ Mastering Architectural Acoustics in Flexible Spaces”
4:30 PM Tour of Facility Lead by Alison Acker, AIA, NCARB, Project Architect with BWA Group AND Kevin B. Williams, Academy Director

Members / Non-members: FREE to attend
Sponsors: $250

Registration closes on November 9, 2021 at 5 pm Central.


In-Person Presentation & Tour

October 28, 2021
4:00 PM Central

Bixby West Elementary and Intermediate
Bixby, OK

Bixby West Elementary Join us for a presentation and tour! KKT developed the design for this new-concept ground-up two-in-one elementary and intermediate school to serve the Bixby area. Site planning started with traffic flow studies to design an efficient pick-up and drop-off process, separate buses from cars, and eliminate pedestrian/ vehicular crossings. The facility is designed around a shared core for operational efficiencies. The elementary and intermediate schools share common kitchen and dining spaces, media center, art rooms, and two hardened gymnasiums, but light-filled classrooms for PreK to 3rd grades and 4th-6th grades are in separate wings. The school will initially house 1300 students, and planned classroom expansion areas will enable the district to serve up to 2000 students at this facility.

Bixby West Elementary

Members / Non-members: FREE to attend.

The link to attend will be sent out the day prior to the event. You must be registered to get the link.

Registration closes on October 6, 2021 at 5 pm Central.

Summer Social Happy Hour

Thursday, June 24, 2021
4:30 – 6:30 PM


McNellie's Pub – Outdoor Patio
409 E. 1st Street, Tulsa, OK 74120

Join us for some food, drinks and socializing!

Free to attend, please be sure to sign up in advance so we can have an accurate headcount for food.

Event Sponsor:

Summer Social

June 10, 2021
4:30 – 6:30 PM

Chicken N Pickle
8400 N Oklahoma Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex whose mission is to provide an atmosphere that fosters fun, friendship and community for all ages. Our newest location at The Half – halfway between Edmond and Oklahoma City – boasts a fast casual dining restaurant, 10 pickleball courts, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, a bar and entertainment space, an outdoor game yard, and a game room with ping pong and TV screens for you and your friends to catch your favorite game.

Chicken N Pickle is uniquely positioned to allow people to gather with plenty of safe space due to our size and large outdoor footprint. The health and safety of our guests and employees is of utmost importance to us, especially during this challenging time. We have put every precaution in place to enable our guests to come together with appropriate spacing and to safely put the SOCIAL back into SOCIAL DISTANCING. We can’t wait to see you in OKC!

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $20

Please be sure to sign up in advance so we can have an accurate headcount.


Spring 2020 Continuing Education Symposium

Friday, March 6, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Devon Energy Center – VAST (50th Floor)
333 W. Sheridan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Click here for more information!

Winter School Tour

January 22, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am
901 North Villa, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Positive Tomorrows
Positive Tomorrows
Photo courtesy of MA+ Architecture
Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically for homeless children and is also one of the only schools of its kind in the nation. They give kids stability and a quality education while their parents get the support they need to create a better life. MA+ Architecture was hired to design an education environment that could support the needs of the children they teach as well as the mission of Positive Tomorrows. Please join this very informative A4LE tour and listen to Amy Brewer, the Director of Education, explain how Positive Tomorrows operates and hear Gary Armbruster, Principal Architect with MA+ explain how the building was designed. Following the short comments by Amy and Gary, participants will take a tour of the new colorful and collaborative learning environment created exclusively for Positive Tomorrows.

Please consider bringing reusable shopping bags, full size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion or Clorox wipes as a donation to Positive Tomorrows!

Free to attend, please RSVP.

RSVP By January 17, 2020

Sponsored by:
MA+ Architecture Cooper Project Advisors GE Johnson Oklahoma Chapter

Fall Tour

October 22, 2019
3:30 pm
212 W. 7th Street, Stroud, OK

Stroud High School
Stroud High School

BWA Architects   Photo courtesy of BWA Architects

Schedule of Events
A4LE Membership Meeting: 3:30 pm
School Tour with Stroud Superintendent and BWA Architects: 4:00 pm


Spring 2019 Continuing Education Symposium

Friday, March 8, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Broken Arrow Schools – Central on Main
210 N. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Click here for more information!

Chapter Tour

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
3:30 – 5:30 pm
910 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tulsa, OK 74106

Tulsa Public Schools Emerson Elementary Tour and Refreshments
First public Montessori school in the state.
Emerson Elementary


Spring 2018 Continuing Education Symposium

Friday, March 2, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Metro Technology Center / Springlake Campus
1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Click here for more information!

Chapter Meeting & Design Tour

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Meeting: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Tour: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

MA+ Architecture invites you to a complimentary evening... tour a brand new, 21st century vocational school and have all your questions answered on site by experts and manufacturers.

After a productive day of work, enjoy tasty drinks and treats as you learn about the facility either at your leisure or on a guided tour.

Enter for your chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors and a shot at the grand prize: Thunder tickets and dinner downtown!

Canadian Valley Technology Center
6505 East Highway 66 | El Reno, Oklahoma

Enter through the main entrance and meet in the lobby. Following the chapter meeting, members will be able to attend the Design Tour from 5-7pm.
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LearningSCAPES 2022


October 5-9, 2022
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX