Exhibit Floor Booth #101
The Next Generation Learning Space has been designed to provide a highly personalized learning environment that is supportive of multiple concurrent pedagogies. This is achieved through diverse flexible furniture designs; consideration of the myriad of activities that take place in contemporary learning; and creating spaces within spaces to support these activities, from guided presentation areas to independent learning. Inherently flexible, it can be reconfigured for a forum, panel discussion, or an active learning space. Unique features of the space are its flexibility, allowing for multiple configurations that can be arranged in 60 seconds; hands-on STEAM-based activity areas within the classroom space; furniture that allows for movement to enhance concentration; interactive technology solutions; multipurpose acoustics, which can also be used as a learning tool; and tactile and sensory designs that support learning engagement.
Jolene Levin, NorvaNivel
David Reid, Gould Evans
Franco Modolo, NorvaNivel
Jeff Schultz, ELB Education
Exhibit Floor Booth #145
To cultivate an interactive and flexible learning experience, the "Cultivate" classroom caters to various learning styles using a tiered, task grouping layout. It provides lounge style seating for a one on one connection with the instructor, normal height seating for a traditional lecture experience, tall tables, which maintain visual connection with the instructor while providing the ability to stand, and an informal collaborative area. Color blocking carpet tiles highlight the different areas and contribute to organization. Integrated AV equipment projects the speaker's voice equally around the room and mobile white boards increase flexibility. Together, these elements lead to a truly immersive learning experience.
Meeting Room #18
The ideal classroom is a safe place in which students can explore their academic interests as well as the world around them. Focused on WELL Building Standard principles, our design incorporates a variety of furniture types and arrangements that benefit the learner physically, emotionally, and psychologically. This variety in active/passive, solitary/collaborative, and formal/informal allows students to experiment with what best suits their personality and learning style, and helps them engage more fully with their course of study. The topographic nature of the flooring reinforces the process of navigating this intersection of social and academic pursuits - creating multi-sensory peace of mind.
Rhonda Franklin, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP
Rachel Diehl, LEED GA, WELL AP
Holly Grambort, RA, LEED AP, NCARB
Julie Aune, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP
Meeting Room #20
The "Natural States of Learning" classroom design takes three phenomenon of the natural world and uses them to organize the learning environment into zones:
SOLID - Focused Learning - embraces the idea of focused, individual learning, manifested through the use of ordered seating and fixed furniture where learners might use their laptops or tablets for research and note taking.
LIQUID - Fluid & Collaborative Learning - promotes a sense of fluidity and collaboration, consisting of modular pieces that are flexible and can be rearranged for various group sizes and presentation styles.
GAS - Sporadic & Dynamic Learning - introduces a true sense of dynamism; it is progressive in its use of higher tables that allow for small and large groups to form easily and sporadically.
The audio/video system featuring the latest in interactive and collaborative technology with short-throw projectors and an enhanced audio system will enrich the experience for all users.
Olivia Graf Doyle
Meeting Room #22
Evidence suggests when students feel connected, experience a sense of belonging, and are fully engaged in their learning processes, higher student outcomes results. Designing learning places that support all of these varied connections allows students to learn and, in fact, teach in peer-to-peer scenarios while providing furnishings and affordances, encouraging choice and control in fitting with the multi-modal experience. Flexibility is inherent with moveable items, ubiquitous access to technologies, easy changes from small group to whole group, and back again. The flat floor, tiered seating arrangement means 'there is no bad seat in the house.' View planes and viewing content are enhanced, yet still offering a friendly and easier learning place to navigate. This design encourages the student to adapt, to fit his/her needs at any given time. Staging up the design keeps users connected without even knowing it.
Meeting Room #24
The vision of OnPoint is to create 21st century innovative learning environments where students feel safe to learn, communicate, and collaborate. In order for a classroom to be utilized to its full potential, each and every space is designed with mobility in mind. Every piece of furniture in the space can be utilized in whole class or small group instruction. These spaces all incorporate varied heights and multiple seating options to meet every student's learning needs. Technology that incorporates interactive software and screen mirroring gives every student an opportunity to share out their best answers in whole class or small groups. When the classroom is designed with the student in mind, their full potential can be reached.