EDspaces Education: Inspired Learning

Connect With Visionaries Creating Transformational Learning Environments

Groundbreaking ideas are shared at EDspaces, where innovations in learning environments are unveiled and collaborations form, impacting classrooms everywhere. Claim your seat at the table among education's most innovative change agents. Advance the conversation around the future of learning environments.

Gina KevernGina Kevern
Director of Curriculum, Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools, OH

"The research shared by the presenters coupled with the design elements and experiences really made the sessions meaningful. I came back with pages and pages of notes and ideas to share with our team."



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Education Focus Areas

Community Engagement:

Building community through education is a key theme of EDspaces. Sessions in this area should focus on partnerships for designing space not only for learning, but administrative, community, and business use - including integrating the need for career and technical education or early childhood education into cooperative learning spaces and developing public/private partnerships.

Infrastructure:

Sessions in this category should address how facilities make the best use of the space they have and with the greatest positive impact on learning. Topics include historical reuse, innovative design of outdated facilities, creative partnerships and new construction delivery models.

Pedagogy:

Sessions should explore the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design impact and influence student outcomes, including the relationship between facilities and learning and how changes in pedagogy converge with design.

Process/Operations:

Sessions should include topics such as: master planning, working with a design team, writing educational specifications, addressing design guidelines, identifying cost and funding options, communicating the importance of supporting education finance, evaluating life-cycle costs, producing procurement documents, evaluating project delivery options, monitoring progress, and evaluating completed projects.

Technology:

Sessions should focus the impacts of technology on the physical environment including how technology is affecting both design and pedagogy and how to integrate technology into the learning spaces.

Brian Minnich

AIA, LEED© AP BD+C, GWWO, Inc./Architects

As an architect that designs schools, I have found the educational sessions at EDspaces to be incredibly valuable. Presented by national leaders in educational design, sessions have consistently been the most innovative concepts in how design can enhance learning.