LearningSCAPES 2023
Artcobell: NXT MOV Mobile Desk
Shaw Contract: Bottlefloor

Sessions / Speakers / Tours

Friday, October 13, 2023

Breakouts (Choice of 7)

Outdoor Learning 2.0

Security Considerations for Building Design

Design for Human Flourishing

How the New Campus for Hester Hornbrook Academy in Melbourne Supports Students Who Have Experienced Challenges, Disadvantage and Adversity in Their Learning Journey

Resilient Buildings Create Resilient Students: Combining Wellness and Net Zero Design

Acoustics and Educational Pedagogy – The Synergy Between

Learning Community Design, the Why, What and How Supported by Research: A Case Study of Capps Middle School, the 2022 James D. MacConnell Award Finalist

Facility Tours (6 Options)

Tour A: CCSD59 Early Learning Center, Crow Island School, Prairie Trails Early Learning Center
Tour B: Sherlock Elementary School, A.E.R.O. Therapeutic Center
Tour C: Adlai Stevenson High School, DePaul College Prep
Tour D: John Hancock College Preparatory High School, Oak Park Community Center, Oak Park and River Forest High School
Tour E: Niles North High School, Bridges Adult Transition Center, North Town Library
Tour F: Field Elementary School, Indian Trail Junior High Library, Washington Elementary School

90 Minute Workshops (Choice of 6)

Modern Renaissance: Challenging Siloed Learning with a Whole-Brain Approach to Educational Environments

Community Through Design: Strategies for Nurturing Resilience in Learning Environments

Lessons Learned from 5 Years Designing Space & Program Around Kauffman Foundation’s ‘Real World Learning’ Initiative

What Does the Research Say? The Impact of Movement, Quietness, and Hope

A New Language of School Design: Evidence Based Strategies for Student Achievement & Well-Being

Reimagining PK-12 Schools for the 4th Industrial Revolution: A New Design DNA for Schools

Breakouts (Choice of 7)

Greater Shepparton Secondary College – Redefining the Large Campus Model

Enriched Environments to Support Social and Emotional Learning Outcomes: An Evidence-based Visual Design Guide

Designing Educational Spaces for the Next Generation

Integrating Well-being Through a JEDI Stakeholder Engagement Process

Designing Environments to Support Social & Emotional Learning

Enhancing Teacher Efficacy Through Space, Respect and Targeted Professional Development

People Over Process: Equity by Design

90 Minute Workshops (Choice of 6)

Go Tell It on the Mountain: A Story of Innovation and Community Partnership in South Carolina’s Largest School District

Re-engaging the Whole Student in a "Post-Pandemic" World

Reframing Community Engagement and Project Impact to Center Racial Equity in Processes and Design Outcomes

Healthy Building Summit: A Collaboration of Education Thought Leaders Collaborating on the Future of Healthy School Environments

Emerging Voices: How Fresh Perspectives Support Community Culture

Current Topics in K-12 Education: Foundations of Educational Visioning

Artcobell Sponsor Video

Shaw Contract Sponsor Video

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Opening Keynote
Dr. Tyrone C. Howard

Dr. Tyrone Howard is a professor of education in the School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. His research addresses issues tied to race, culture, access and educational opportunity for minoritized student populations. Professor Howard is the author of several best-selling books. He is a native of Compton, California where he also served as a classroom teacher. Professor Howard is a member of the National Academy of Education and has been listed by Education Week as one of the 200 most influential educational scholars in the nation on education practice, policy, and research. Professor Howard is currently the President of the American Education Research Association, which is the nation’s largest organization focused on educational research and policy.

Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TyroneCHoward

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tyrone C. Howard

Tarkett Sponsor Video

VS America Sponsor Video

Closing Keynote
Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Ed.D.

Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Ed.D., is a distinguished educator from St. John, Virgin Islands, who has spent most of her career serving the island's children. During her more than 30 years in public education, she has held increasing leadership positions as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, interim superintendent, insular superintendent of schools, and chief operations officer at the Virgin Islands Department of Education. Presently, Dr. Wells-Hedrington serves as the Commissioner of Education.

Dr. Wells-Hedrington is guided by the belief that all children are inherently born with potential, and through the work of caring and skilled educators, each child can develop their gifts and talents.

Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Ed.D.


Welcome Celebration
Welcome Celebration

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

Keynote Speakers / SchoolsNEXT Winner Presentation
Keynote Speakers / SchoolsNEXT Winner Presentation
Sessions, Tours & Tradeshow
Sessions, Tours & Tradeshow

Conference Photos
General Conference Photos

Thank You to Our 2023 Corporate Sponsors

Shaw Contract
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Brain Spaces
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Station One Architects

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