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The Language of School Design




Summary
The schoolhouse is possibly the most iconic architecture in any community and yet, perhaps for that very same reason, it is also the most invisible. This presentation will take the cloak of invisibility off the school building, allowing everyone to see it for what it actually is. In the process, attendees will learn to decode the subtle and not-so-subtle messages that a school building sends to its occupants. These messages are so powerful that they have a profound impact on everyone who occupies it and everything that happens within its four walls.

Learning Spaces are an often overlooked but critical “resource” that directly impacts teaching and learning. The manner in which a space is designed and furnished, and all its ancillary qualities such as color, acoustics, lighting, outdoor connections and aesthetics will determine how well it serves the learning that happens there.

This Webinar will describe a key set of design patterns from welcoming entries and learning communities to reflective spaces and collaboration areas, from student cafes and STEAM hubs to DaVinci studios and curiosity centers. Each pattern will be illustrated with suitable international case studies that show not only how these spaces work but also the process of transforming older, dysfunctional spaces into dynamic and powerful places for learning. Suitable follow-up reading materials will be provided.

This course will help architects in all of the following ways:
• Acquire new knowledge or skills
• Build upon or expand on current knowledge or skills
• Stay up to date on new developments in the field
• Learn about best practices
• Advance their careers with content that will lead to additional certifications or degrees
• Think creatively and develop new ideas

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Webinar participants will learn new “patters” for school design that can used in a variety of contexts to develop highly effective and functional school buildings.
2. Participants will be introduced to and learn how to use tools and techniques to measure the effectiveness of learning spaces and use this expertise to provide cost-effective solutions.
3. The webinar will focus on ways in which architectural design can become the vehicle to improve student social, emotional and physical wellbeing as a way to improve their academic achievement and build character.
4. Webinar attendees will learn how to improve the efficacy of learning spaces for students through the proper deployment of good acoustics and lighting as well as proper daylighting and outdoor connections. These techniques will not only improve student achievement but also have positive impacts on their overall health and wellbeing.

Presenters
Prakash Nair, AIA
Founding President & CEO - Education Design International
Prakash Nair is a world-renowned architect, futurist and the Founding President & CEO of Education Design International (EDI).  Prior to starting EDI,  Prakash served as the Founding President & CEO of Fielding Nair International and helped build it...More
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Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.

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