Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber continues her workshop series at Target Commercial Interiors, with support from Steelcase, on two upcoming dates, May 6th in Madison, WI and May 8th in Minneapolis, MN.

The interactive workshop and open dialogue covers active learning strategies, insight-led research and innovation in furniture, and tools and technologies that can help you create active learning spaces that are smarter, flexible and truly support student success.

Dr. Lennie Scott-Weber, IIDA NCIDQ
Dr. Lennie Scott-Weber

Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber, IIDA, NCIDQ #006774, Director of Education Environments for Steelcase Education Solutions, “Dr. Lennie” leads research, design and dissemination of knowledge for education at all levels.

At Target Commercial Interiors, we are thrilled to be adding to our knowledge of active learning spaces, and to be able raise awareness with our communities and clients. Workshop topics include*:

  • LearnLab 2.0 – trends on accountability for learning outcomes, attracting and retaining students & faculty, creating living & learning environments, technology everywhere, increasing expectations of students & parents, learning is social – must engage students, building community in the classrooms, enabling the practice of 21st century learning skills and uses a research process to invent and then improve upon a new classroom design.
  • 21st Century Libraries 2.0 – As designers begin to really develop solutions for learning spaces, at a basic level the major issues for designing applications for library spaces will be addressed incorporating research observations and insights. A new design framework is shared along with design application ideas supporting a reinvention of the library for 21st century needs. This course is a very “light” overview of that research.
  • Practical K-12 Applications – This introductory level session is intended to provide the foundational building blocks to support active learning in the K-12 classroom environment. Participants will have an opportunity to: engage in conversation to define their understanding of active learning, examine the SES framework as it compares and contrasts to their current initiatives, extend our insights and design principles to their knowledge of active learning, evolve specific instructional practices and finally, evaluate student behaviors, academic performance and general classroom culture.
  • The Work of Pedagogy – It is important to begin to understand the work that goes into the preparation and delivery of instruction. This workshop will generate awareness of; theories of how we learn, levels of learning, curriculum management, assessment and moving to active learning.
  • Classroom Applications – The classroom is a complicated space and basic background information is important for creating awareness. Discover the importance associated with room layout and orientation; Learn how fixed, flexible and fluid layouts can either support or become the barrier to delivering activity-based methods.
  • Environment Behavior Basics – It is important to have a basic understanding of how the environment impacts behaviors. The purpose is so we can design intentionally for the behaviors we want to promote. This workshop will generate awareness relative to; situational behaviors, personal space and territoriality.

* Not all topics were covered at all Venues, please contact us if you would like to speak with a Learning Environment Specialist

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