Funding, Grants & Awards
Steelcase Selects 13 Winners for Active Learning Grants
schools, ranging from elementary to college, have been chosen to
more than $800,000 worth of classroom furniture, equipment and
part of Steelcase Education's second
annual Active Learning Center Grant
13 schools were selected from more than 800 that applied for the
to demonstrate that active learning classrooms contribute to higher
better performance and more motivation and
schools will receive one of flour classroom configurations, each valued
- Active Learning Classroom 1, featuring Node
- Active Learning Classroom 2, with tiered Verb
designed for conversation and collaboration;
- Active Learning Classroom 3, a blended classroom
supports digital and face-to-face learning; and
- Active Learning Classroom 4, a "makerspace"
focused on hands-on problem-solving, ideation and experimentation.
with the installation and training in how to use the equipment, the
institution will conduct assessments over the next two years to
impact of the newly designed spaces on teaching and learning. All the
classrooms will be installed this summer in preparation for the fall
new classrooms will promote innovative pedagogical solutions and allow
educators to leverage the capabilities of an environment built
improved engagement and collaboration," said Steelcase Education
Market Development Craig Wilson.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.