December 5 & 6, 2019
BP Energy Center
SAVE THE DATE!
April 23-26, 2020
Heroes Within Us
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
for more information and to register for the conference.
Call for Facility Tours
The Pacific Northwest Region is excited to announce that we are soliciting proposals for school tours, for projects in Oregon and SW Washington during our Regional Conference, set for April 23-26, 2020 at The Nines in Portland, OR.
While our focus is K-12 schools, we're also very interested in receiving submittals for other learning environments that are inspirational and may potentially influence the approach to K-12 school design. Types of tours can vary – our membership has expressed interest in touring buildings under construction, as well as finished buildings. Be creative!
to view submission requirements and to submit your proposal.
Deadline for proposals: December 1, 2019
Call for Heroes!
The Heroes within us theme of the PNW 2020 conference will highlight regional Hero stories from each Chapter. We invite you to submit individuals or groups who have done something extraordinary and made a difference in improving places where children learn. We are looking for Heroes in our schools, students, teachers, administrators, board members, parents, community members, AEC professionals, trades and product representatives. The 2020 conference will celebrate the advancement of education by the effort of many diverse people. Heroes will be featured on the web site and at the conference with social media and displays.
Click here to submit your Hero Today!
School of the Future Competition
I am writing to encourage you to get involved in the Association for Learning Environments' School of the Future Competition for middle school students. You can do this in a number of ways:
- Recruit Middle School Teachers/Teams to participate. Information on how to enter, promotional videos, curriculum and much more can be found at here.
- Volunteer as a mentor. This is an exceptionally rewarding experience. These kids are great and very appreciative of any help we give them. We currently have teams signed up from Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Wasilla. Please contact me if you are interested in mentoring and I will help you connect with a nearby team.
- Volunteer as a judge. I am looking for a few individuals to judge the competition. This involves reviewing each proposal, attending the interviews, and scoring each entry. This activity will probably happen in early January. Please contact me if you are interested in judging.
Alaska has had phenomenal success in the several years we have participated, winning the international competition both times and creating peak learning experiences for Alaska's middle school students. Support from the community and members is a big part of that success. Please contact me if you want to get involved.
Jason A. Gamache
Alaska Chapter – SOF Coordinator