We are excited to host an event that showcases how innovative educational spaces impact and empower learning outcomes and would welcome the opportunity for you to join us!

Vendor product demonstrations throughout the day by:

“Students Need - Friendly Learning Environment”

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“Students Need - Friendly Learning Environment”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Superintendent Chuck Ehler, Rushford-Peterson Schools

Mr. Ehler will share his experiences regarding the new 170,000 square foot building Rushford-Peterson K-12 school project and how it was designed to fully meet the needs of students learning in the 21st century.

“Sparking Creativity: Teaching the Creative Process”

“Sparking Creativity: Teaching the Creative Process”

Presented by Don Squires Steelcase Regional Education Leader

In this session you will learn why its more important than ever for students to learn to think creatively and discover concepts, activities and tools to support ? Insights from Steelcase Education identified 3 main activities for practicing creativity—Think, Make and Share.  Join us to discover and create the spaces that equip students with the tools they will need in the future. Inclusive and inspiring spaces are necessary to support the diverse needs and interests of students, as well as a range of behaviors throughout the creative process.

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“A Revised Lesson Plan for Student Success”

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“A Revised Lesson Plan for Student Success”

Learn how we support the whole learner-cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially? Insights from Steelcase Education research show immense opportunity to rethink how we ready students for a more creative economy and an evolving future, while supporting their diverse backgrounds skills, hopes and dreams.  We will explore 6 innovative educational institutions engaged in exploring how a connected system of active learning spaces can contribute to a high impact student success strategy.

“Libraries of the Future”

“Libraries of the Future”

Presented by Dedering & Associates

Today’s libraries are facing rapidly changing requirements from their users.  No longer can libraries only be a repository for books and magazines.  They must transition to “Media Centers” incorporating flexible meeting spaces and multi-purpose areas, and greater access to technology.  Learn how design elements can optimize library spaces.  As learning methods & technology change, libraries are rewriting their own destiny to embrace the new learning environment

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“Leveraging the Power of E&I Cooperative”

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“Leveraging the Power of E&I Cooperative”

Presented by Sara Deering, E&I Cooperative Services Member Relations Executive

E&I Cooperative Services is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions and services to the educational community and related institutions. Members have access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement solutions and consulting services. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of more than 4,300 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process meets generally accepted procurement standards across the nation.