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The Edgeless School: Designing for Learning in the Digital Age SymposiumAIA CES: 4.5 LUs / HSW
When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Where: At The Center
A closing symposium will feature three panels: The “Whole Child” in the Digital Age: New Opportunities and Challenges; Teaching in the Digital Age: What Has Changed? What Hasn’t? and Learning Environments the Digital Age: Physical and Spatial Integration.
Moderator: Thomas Mellins, Curator, The Edgeless School: Design for Learning
Welcome and Introduction
Panel 1 - The “Whole Child” in the Digital Age: New Opportunities and Challenges
Child Psychologist: Edith Ackermann, Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Honorary Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Aix-Marseille
Pediatrician: Dr. Gerri Summa, Summit Medical Group in Warren, New Jersey
Keynote Presentation: The National Museum of Mathematics
Glen Whitney, Executive Director
Cindy Lawrence, Associate Director & Chief of Operations
Tim Nissen, Chief of Design
Ben Levitt, Chief of Education
1:00-1:45pm Break for lunch
Panel 2 - Teaching in the Digital Age: What Has Changed? What Hasn’t?
School administrator: David Trower, Headmaster, The Allen-Stevenson School
Educator: Laura Hollis, Director of Technology, Saddle River Day School
Architect: Douglas Hassebroek, AIA, Associate Partner, Butler Rogers Baskett Architects
Technology expert: Dan O’Keefe, Curriculum Designer, Mission Lab, Institute of Play
Panel 3 - Learning Environments in the Digital Age: Physical and Spatial Integration
Media Design: Jake Barton, Principal, Local Projects
Architect: Jennifer Sage, AIA, Sage and Coombe Architects
Furniture: Lennie Scott-Webber, Ph.D., Director of Education Environments, Steelcase Inc.
Museum & Exhibition Design: Dennis Cohen, Project Director, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Price: free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID; $10 non-members
A program of the exhibition The Edgeless School: Design for Learning, on view at the Center for Architecture October 1, 2012 to January 19, 2013.
The exhibition and related programs are organized by the AIA New York Chapter in collaboration with the Center for Architecture Foundation.
Special thanks to the sponsors of The Edgeless School:
F.J. Sciame Construction
Levien & Company
Turner Construction Company
List as of September 10, 2012
The Edgeless School is made possible in part through the generous support of Joseph J. Aliotta's 2012 AIANY Chapter Inaugural Fund:
Beyer Blinder Belle
Forest City Ratner Companies
New York City School Construction Authority
STV Group, Inc.
DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects
E-J Electric Installation Co.
F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.
JLS Industries Inc.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, PC
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Vanguard Construction & Development Co.
Viridian Energy & Environmental / Israel Berger and Associates LLC
World Trade Center Properties
List as of September 10, 2012
Monday, October 1st, 2012, 6-8pm
Also opening, The Best School in the World: Seven Finnish Examples from the 21st Century. The Best School in the World exhibition is produced and organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The New York presentation and related events are part of the New Finnish Design CITY campaign, produced by the Consulate General of Finland and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.
Guided Exhibition Tours@theCenter
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & The Best School
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12-1pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections
Monday, January 7, 2013, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections
Building Great Schools: Finland to New York
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6-8pm
Spaces for Learning
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6pm
Steelcase, 4 Columbus Circle
Nurturing Minds: Educational Design Policies, Finland/New York
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6-8pm
CAt: A Japanese Lesson for Progressive School Design
Monday, October 29, 2012, 6-8pm
Organized by the AIANY Architecture for Education Committee. With support from Okomura Corporation, Japan; TOTO USA; The Japan Foundation Center For Global Partnership.
Outside the Classroom: Design for Experiential Learning
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6-8pm
Guided exhibition tour
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12-1pm
FamilyDay@theCenter: Design a School of the Future
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm
CANCELLED - The School Building as Community Center: Policies, Paradigms, and Challenges
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 6-8pm
NEW DATE - Making a School: Principals and Architects in Conversation
Monday, January 7, 2012, 6-8pm
With support from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Learning Environments for Special Needs: Places that Comfort and Challenge
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6-8pm
Adapting Historic Schools for 21st Century Learning
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6-8pm
The Edgeless School: Designing for Learning in the Digital Age Symposium
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11am-5pm
StudentDay@theCenter: Exhibition School Programs
1-Hour Guided Tour or 2-Hour Tour & Workshop for School Groups (Grades 3-12)
Available for booking through May 25