Early Childhood Education: Where Pedagogy and Architecture Come to Play

Since early childhood education spaces can have such a profound impact, it has become commonplace to refer to them as the “third teacher,” behind trained educators and parents or guardians. And just as teachers and parents educate their children with specific values in mind, so can — and should — the spaces that comprise a school.

Creating a Sense of Adventure and Curiosity for Young Learners

The new Dublin Elementary school exemplifies a true connection between the educator and design team’s focus on affecting student performance and outcomes. The planning and design of this facility to incorporate design details that delight the mind’s of young learners to engage with the learning environment, reflect the desire to impact student success.

How 2020 Shifted Perceptions of Technology in the Classroom

With the majority of schools planning to return to face-to-face learning in the fall of 2021, educators are faced with the challenge of using technology to ensure that student learning loss that resulted from the past year is mitigated as well ensuring that students are continuing to grow social emotionally. The good news is that the funding to support the continued growth of technology adoptions is definitely available.

Education Market Comeback Underway

Selling into education is a challenge. Virtually every purchase made in the institutional environment is subject to competition, and requires the support of multiple educators. Your sales message must make the argument that the benefits of your products and services outweigh their cost.

EDspaces Powered by EDmarketJoin the Conversation About the Future of Educational Facilities

Registration is open for EDspaces, time to take a few minutes to explore the industry’s most comprehensive conference dedicated to understanding how the intersection of space, pedagogy, and technology impacts student performance.

Meet Steve Shiver, FAIA

Meet Steve Shiver, Principal at NAC Architecture in Seattle, WA. Read Steve's take on how the industry can keep innovating, thinking collaboratively, and listening for opportunities to improve the service we provide to our clients.

A Healthy Return to School Also Requires a Focus on Air QualitySuspended Ceiling Technologies Can Help Limit Transmission of Viruses

A crucial part of rebooting our schools for the fall is providing a safe and healthy space to the best of our ability now. To that end, all precautions should be taken to comply with guidelines to provide a safe, healthy environment and minimize exposure to COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens.

Resuscitating Educational FacilitiesFor Innovative Learning and Environmental Stewardship

The reuse of existing and historic buildings is an economical and vital strategy for the creation of innovative learning spaces that foster environmental stewardship. Outdated buildings line our nation’s campuses, but with thoughtful design, they can become inspiring spaces for learning.

Assessing Technology-Enabled Furniture:Student Tables and Workstations

Student tables and workstations for collaborative learning activities are increasingly common in spaces designed for active learning and project-based learning, but are also cropping up in modified lecture halls and general classrooms that seek to get away from the traditional “sage on the stage” model.

Designing Successful CTE Spaces for the K14 Learner

There are several key programming and design considerations to incorporate when designing a new CTE facility. These considerations are: flexibility and adaptability; integration of industry partners; equipment-based planning; program synergies; and site design. By thinking through each of these issues from the first stages of planning and design, you are setting your project up for success.

To Teach Effectively, Get Out of the Bubble

To prepare our students for the future, we know that fostering variance is vital, educational tools, learning spaces, and educators themselves to shift into the lifelong learning paradigm that’s looming large on the horizon.

Use Esports and Teach Youth to “Play Well. Be Well.”

Esports presents opportunities for meaningful career-focused education, and it also opens the door for education around self-awareness and healthy habits. From English Language Arts to STEAM to health and wellness, youth are learning career and life skills through scholastic esports.