Active Learning

4 Tips for Designing a Student-Centered Library
12 Jul

4 Tips for Designing a Student-Centered Library

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="4 Tips for Designing a Student-Centered Library" google_fonts="font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:500%20bold%20regular%3A500%3Anormal" font_weight=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]In modern library spaces, the design is no longer centered around books and other reading materials. While these media still require a home in the library, a modern media center holds more functions, acting as a…

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How to Design a Montessori Learning Environment
16 May

How to Design a Montessori Learning Environment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="How to Design a Montessori Learning Environment" use_theme_fonts="yes" font_weight=""][vc_column_text]Nurture children’s independence and natural motivation by designing a Montessori learning environment equipped to support their learning! Montessori is an alternative form of education––primarily used with early childhood and elementary students––that is built around supporting children’s…

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Designing Accessible Learning Spaces: Furnishing Classrooms to Meet ADA Requirements
03 May

Designing Accessible Learning Spaces: Furnishing Classrooms to Meet ADA Requirements

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Designing Accessible Learning Spaces: Furnishing Classrooms to Meet ADA Requirements" google_fonts="font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:500%20bold%20regular%3A500%3Anormal" font_weight=""][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1686144670982{margin-top: 30px !important;}"]The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires schools to provide accessible and inclusive learning spaces for students, parents, and employees who have a physical or mental impairment or disability…

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5 Steps to Take When Building a 21st Century Media Center
27 Apr

5 Steps to Take When Building a 21st Century Media Center

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="5 Steps to Take When Building a 21st Century Media Center" use_theme_fonts="yes" font_weight=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Author: Miranda Klemp[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]When Voorhees School District decided to give all of its media centers makeovers, Osage Elementary School was one of four elementary schools that was more than ready for the…

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Funding for Private Schools: Upgrade Your Learning Spaces with EANS Funds
06 Apr

Funding for Private Schools: Upgrade Your Learning Spaces with EANS Funds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Funding for Private Schools: Upgrade Your Learning Spaces with EANS Funds" google_fonts="font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:500%20bold%20regular%3A500%3Anormal" font_weight=""][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1681180018340{margin-top: 30px !important;}"]The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are still greatly impacting schools today, and federal funds from pandemic relief programs can be the key to recovery. The Elementary and…

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Vertical Whiteboards Make for a Collaborative, Engaging Discovery Lab
25 Mar

Vertical Whiteboards Make for a Collaborative, Engaging Discovery Lab

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Vertical Whiteboards Make for a Collaborative, Engaging Discovery Lab" use_theme_fonts="yes" font_weight=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]While Mindy Collier was reading Peter Liljedahl’s book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning, a lightbulb went on over her head. A third-grade teacher at North…

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5 Ways to Use ESSER Funding to Transform Learning Spaces
25 Mar

5 Ways to Use ESSER Funding to Transform Learning Spaces

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="5 Ways to Use ESSER Funding to Transform Learning Spaces" use_theme_fonts="yes" font_weight=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]The September 2023 deadline to allocate ESSER II funding provided through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act is quickly approaching––here’s a reminder of the five ways to use ESSER funding…

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3 Key Components of Early Childhood Learning Environments
15 Feb

3 Key Components of Early Childhood Learning Environments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="3 Key Components of Early Childhood Learning Environments" google_fonts="font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:500%20bold%20regular%3A500%3Anormal" font_weight=""][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Author: Dr. Christina Counts[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1676481743597{margin-top: 30px !important;}"]Deciding what to include in an early childhood learning environment may seem like just choosing what color to paint the room and which chairs to buy, but…

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Pantone Color of The Year 2023: Incorporating Viva Magenta in Learning Environments
07 Feb

Pantone Color of The Year 2023: Incorporating Viva Magenta in Learning Environments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Pantone Color of The Year 2023: Incorporating Viva Magenta in Learning Environments" use_theme_fonts="yes" font_weight=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Author: Marissa Onesian[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]The Pantone color of 2023 is Viva Magenta, a color Pantone describes as “a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint,…

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