The Node school chair is mobile and flexible. It’s designed for quick, easy transitions from one teaching mode to the next, unlike traditional school desks and chairs.
Red Thread is focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. Through Steelcase’s insight-led research and innovation in furniture, tools and technologies, we have a passion for how learning best takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can make a difference.
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Steelcase Education’s Insights and Applications Guide provides the latest thinking on classroom design and learning spaces, including research, design principles and applications.
CAFE | DINING
COLLABORATION | FOCUS ZONES
COMPUTER | MEDIA LAB
INTERACTIVE SEMINAR SPACE
PROJECT TEAM ROOMS
As learning becomes more interactive, classrooms must support multiple types of collaboration, including informative, evaluative and generative, as well as peer-to-peer learning and many other emerging modes. These modes depend on equal access to analog and digital information, and the ability for every user, no matter where they’re located, to join in the collaborative process.
COMPUTER | MEDIA LAB
Students and instructors are participating in more online forums, viewing more online lessons and even creating their own digital content.Today’s media labs should be designed to allow educators to leverage technology in entirely new ways and the flexibility to support the ongoing evolution of learning.
The library is the academic heart of a school, but just as education is changing, so too is the library. With information available online virtually any time, housing countless books has become of secondary importance. A reduced emphasis on housing books frees up real estate for individual and group learning. Today’s library should be a broader and deeper resource than ever, a place where traditional and new knowledge resources, instructors and students converge in an ongoing process of learning, teaching and discovery.
CAFE AND LOUNGE
Café spaces are geared for the new types of connections that are expected of today’s students – from collaborative group work to social interactions and solo studying. These spaces must support the learning that happens outside the walls of the classroom.
Make the most of lounge spaces, hallways and common areas with choice and control for different learning modes. Thoughtful solutions maximize space while supporting students’ cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.
Faculty offices are set up for private, individual work but often need to function as reception areas, collaboration spaces, storage closets, research centers, etc. It is important to provide space for concentrated work as well as collaboration with colleagues and meetings with students.
Real estate costs are a continuing concern for schools, meaning that leveraging every space is a priority. Administration offices need to be harder working spaces that encourage collaboration and support the institution’s brand and culture while optimizing real estate.
Verb is an integrated collection of classroom furniture including tables, whiteboards, and instructor lectern and desk stations designed to support a full range of teaching and learning styles.
Thread simplifies power distribution, providing power to the devices we use and the places where we work and learn.
media:scape integrates technology and furniture to bring people, space and information together for greater collaboration and productivity than ever before.
Unlock the power of the group with Microsoft Surface Hub, a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together naturally.
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2017 Active Learning Center grant recipients | University of Massachusetts Boston + Mount Desert Island High School
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