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Designing for Healthy and Functional Learning Spaces

Designing for Healthy and Functional Learning Spaces Author: Dr. Christina Counts As the 2019-2020 school year wraps up remotely for schools all over the country, district leaders and educators are turning their attention to the fall 2020 semester and what it will look like when students return to the classroom. Schools and districts are focused...

What is a Makerspace and Why Do They Still Matter Today?

What is a Makerspace and Why Do They Still Matter? Cover Photo Many educators are looking for ways to bring more hands-on experiences to their students to improve STEM skills, critical thinking, and creativity. Often, this goal can be achieved by designing a space in schools where students can explore their creativity through engaging activities....

Cleaning and Disinfecting Surface Materials During COVID-19

The Role of Surface Materials in Cleaning and Disinfecting Schools During COVID-19 Author: Dr. Christina Counts With only three and half months until many U.S. schools are scheduled to begin a new school year, American students, teachers, and staff are wondering what the new normal will be in classrooms to keep COVID-19 from a resurgence...

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Georgetown High School Transforms its Media Center into a Student-Centric Space

Georgetown High School Transforms its Media Center into a Student-Centric Space A two-year plan to upgrade an aging media center culminates into a space where flexible furniture supports a wide range of academia and social activities on campus. With about 950 students in grades 9-12, Georgetown High School in South Carolina was in the planning...

Designing for Healthy and Functional Learning Spaces

Designing for Healthy and Functional Learning Spaces Author: Dr. Christina Counts As the 2019-2020 school year wraps up remotely for schools all over the country, district leaders and educators are turning their attention to the fall 2020 semester and what it will look like when students return to the classroom. Schools and districts are focused...

Technology for Good is Inspiring Kids Across Maker Education

Technology for Good is Inspiring Kids Across Maker Education By Michael Hurley This past December in a packed auditorium at Peck Elementary School on Chicago’s southwest side, a caped crusader stood before several hundred 3rd and 4th grade students and asked, “What is your superpower?” She said that hers was the ability to create a...

How to Create a Makerspace At Home During a Pandemic

Creating a Makerspace At Home During a Pandemic With the school year wrapping up remotely and many summer camps, daycare centers, and public parks closed due to coronavirus, parents are wondering how to keep their children entertained without resorting to hours and hours of screen time. Encouraging unstructured learning time through creativity and play may...

What is a Makerspace and Why Do They Still Matter Today?

What is a Makerspace and Why Do They Still Matter? Cover Photo Many educators are looking for ways to bring more hands-on experiences to their students to improve STEM skills, critical thinking, and creativity. Often, this goal can be achieved by designing a space in schools where students can explore their creativity through engaging activities....

Cleaning and Disinfecting Surface Materials During COVID-19

The Role of Surface Materials in Cleaning and Disinfecting Schools During COVID-19 Author: Dr. Christina Counts With only three and half months until many U.S. schools are scheduled to begin a new school year, American students, teachers, and staff are wondering what the new normal will be in classrooms to keep COVID-19 from a resurgence...

Meet our new expert in Learning Space Design, Dr. Counts!

Meet the New MiEN Educational Expert in Learning Space Design, Dr. Counts! Dr. Christina Counts, VP of Strategy and Development for MiEN is a proven leader with a successful background in transforming learning spaces to modern engaging learning environments.  In her current position, Christina leads a team of professionals that support schools making the transition to...

MiEN Launches Digital Binder with MyResourceLibrary

This is custom heading element We are very excited to officially announce that our products are now available on MyResourceLibrary's premier digital library! We believe this will be a huge resource to our customers, offering valuable information on our latest products.