A LearningSpaces/pkal-ico Workshop

Agenda

Draft as of January 15, 2010

Linfield College
McMinnville, Oregon

February 6, 2010
   
8:30 a.m.

WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS, EXPECTATIONS

   
8:40 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION I

SNAPSHOTS: WHAT WORKS & WHY
Moderator: Jeanne L. Narum—Moderator

A review of contemporary spaces for STEM learning, formal and informal, exploring what works and why. This is a beginning point in identifying, for the individual teams, what might work in the context of its particular mission and vision for student learning in STEM fields.

THE AUDIT:
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEARNING & LEARNING SPACES

No matter the anticipated scope or timing of the project, successful planning requires a clear understanding of the process of planning, including the roles of persons in different spheres of influence and responsibility.

   
9:35 a.m.

CASE STUDY I: YOST GRUBE HALL

A highlight of the workshop will be iterative presentations/case studies by participating architects who will explore key issues to be addressed in the process of planning 21st century STEM learning spaces that serve learning, that are cost-effective over the long-term and that enhance institutional distinctive.

   
10:15 a.m.

BREAK

   
10:30 a.m.

CASE STUDY II: SRG PARTNERSHIP, INC.

   
11:25 a.m.

CLUSTER CONSULTING SESSION Teams work with architects.

   
12:05 p.m.

LUNCH

Time for informal conversations.

   
1:15 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION II

THE AUDIT REVISITED:
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LEARNING & LEARNING SPACES

What needs to be known about learners and learning, from both the external and internal perspective?

   
1:30 p.m.

CASE STUDY III: OH PLANNING+DESIGN

   
2:15 p.m.

CASE STUDY IV: SODERSTROM ARCHITECTS

   
3:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION III

THE SHEPHERD'S ROLE

Beyond the process of the audit, a complex assembling of experience and expertise needs to be brought to the table in a timely manner, from the initial stages through to the celebration of the completion. An experienced project shepherd will reflect on her experience and architects will describe lessons learned in working with clients over the years.

   
3:30 p.m.

TIME FOR TEAMS

   
4:15 p.m.

TIME TO DISPLAY POSTERS

   
4:25 p.m.

TIME FOR REPORTING OUT(INDIVIDUAL/INSTITUTIONAL)
Comments & Critique.

Each individual/institution will have ~ five minutes to present and defend the agenda for action, and to gain advice from workshop colleagues (“have you thought about …?”)

   
5:10 p.m.

FINAL COMMENTS

   
5:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP CONCLUDES