Educational Sessions

Credit(s) earned on completion for each session will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request. Our sessions are registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, they do not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 9am

Creating a New Early Learning Environment? Learn how to navigate the design and construction of educational environments for Pre-K students

The Power of Unlearning: Rethinking Education to Empower Modern Learners  

The Innovation Campus: Student-Driven Learning for the NEXT Century

Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:15am

Navigating History: Balancing Educational Needs, Project Budgets, and Heritage Within Historic Campuses

Core Competencies of the ALEP

Wholeness - The Key to Unlocking Innovation in Education

Whole School Sustainability 101: Leading Green Schools for Vibrant Purposeful Learning

Friday, October 27, 2017, 11:30am

Outdoor Learning Environments: An Opportunity to Incorporate Authentic Local Elements and to Enhance their Potential with Community-School Collaboration

9 Questions

Architecture for Pedagogy and Urban Renewal: Designing the Future 

MacConnell Presentation Part I

Friday, October 27, 2017, 2:00pm

How to make Learning Commons Really Work: A research based evaluation explores how to assure that a Learning Commons is really an effective learning environments

Modern Instructional Mindsets, Modern Learning Spaces: When Learning Needs Drive Design Decisions

The Anatomy of a Successful Project: Exploring the Tension, Synergy and Symbiosis Among Architecture, Engineering and Educational Planning in the Design Process

MacConnell Presentation Part II

Friday, October 27, 2017, 3:15pm

Transformational Strategies: Taking Existing Spaces into the 21st Century

Designing for Change - Hands and Mind

Responding to Disaster: Start Right to End Right

The Three P's...People, Pinterest and Programming: Planning a school for homeless children in Oklahoma City

Friday, October 27, 2017, 4:30pm

STEM at the Elementary Level 

The (un)Classroom: Environments that Support Personal & Immersive Learning

Make a Difference: Design Schools to Benefit Learning

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2pm

Calculating School Capacity: Strategies for the New Generation of Learners

SchoolsNEXT – Changing the Face of Education, Part 1

Next Gen Technologies Worth Watching

Gaming the System

21st Century Learning Acoustics

Classroom or Career: When you Get to a Fork in the Road, Take It

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3:15pm

A Revised Lesson Plan for Student Success

The Critical Investment into Outdoor Education: An Investment too Valuable to Ignore

Inspired By Design

IPD - The Red Deer Catholic Story

Designing for Learning Humans in the 21st Century

Pedagogy of Space: 'The world in which our children live in and will move into is one that will continue to change'

Student Voice: Ever asked a student how to build a school?

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4:30pm

What can Public School Districts Learn About Facilities from For-Profit Providers?

3-in-1: Serving and Integrating Three Distinct Audiences and Purposes in a Single Building

Transformative Environments: Moving From Inspiration to Activation

Beyond Design Project Zero (DP0): How design thinking can jump start the creative process in planning for innovative learning environments

SchoolsNEXT – Changing the Face of Education, Part 2

Global Innovations in Place - Conducting an Educational and Facilities Master Plan for Boston Public Schools


Sunday, October 29, 2017, 8:30 - 10:00am

Parallels of CTE, PBL and STEM at Work in Education

Doing More with Less

Hacking the School Building: An innovator's guide to future ready learning environments