Speakers / Seminars

2012 | engage, discern, connect June 6-8, 2012
Community | engage • discern • connect
Westin | Bellevue, Washington

Keynote Speaker

John Medina

Thursday, June 7, 2012
8:15 am – 9:15 am

Dr. John J. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School" – a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: &quoquot;Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five."

Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University. Medina lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two boys.

Seminars

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Changing Libraries: What is their role in the 21st Century?
Interactive Session
 
Thursday, June 7, 2012 – 9:30am - 11:00am
Lessons from Our Children – Our School, Our Future
Seminar – Engaging the Community
 
From Risk to Reward – How IPD, LEAN and BIM Fundamentals Enable Risk & Reward Management
Seminar – Professional Consulting/Design
 
Impacts of Emerging IT Trends: from Policy to the Classroom
Seminar – Facility Planning
 
Thursday, June 7, 2012 – 11:15am - 12:15pm
Potential Implications of Washington Legislation
Special Session – School of the Future: Teeland Middle School's The Award of Excellence experience
 
Thursday, June 7, 2012 – 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Building Schools Out of Community – Tacoma School of the Arts & Science and Math Institute
Seminar – Engaging the Community
 
British Columbia's 21st Century Learning Initiative: Innovative Education and Innovative Design
Seminar – Professional Consulting/Design
 
The Healthiest School on the Planet
Seminar – Facility Planning
 
Thursday, June 7, 2012 – 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Developing an "Energetic Learning Campus" – Our Journey
Seminar – Engaging the Community
 
Partnerships – A Community Based Solution
Seminar – Professional Consulting/Design
 
Bridging the Gap, an Introspective Look at Capital Investments and Long Term Maintenance
Seminar – Facility Planning
 
Friday, June 8, 2012 – 9:00am - 12:00pm
What is PreDesign? Valuing Pre-design and Creating a Shared Vision that Forecast Needs
School Tours / REFP Sessions
Opportunity Center for Education and Employment
North Seattle Community College
 
Mid-century Modern-ization
School Tours / REFP Sessions
Nathan Hale High School
Seattle Public Schools
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