The skills and knowledge needed to prosper in the 21st century requires a different kind of education. The powerful tools students now have available to communicate, socialize, and gather information necessitate a change in the ways schools are structured. These environments must integrate new learning methodologies and technology, such as project-based learning, collaboration, and peer-to-peer learning, while balancing online and classroom instruction. The classroom must also be optimized for flexibility, sustainability, safety, and community involvement. Outdoor classrooms, living-learning models, studios, and gaming spaces create opportunities for students to learn in the ways that are best suited to their needs.

The future of the classroom will evolve into something we have never seen before, join us as we reimagine the classroom with our presenters:

  • Smart Storage Solutions Across Campus, 1.0 LU
    Craig Crock, Southwest Solutions Group

  • True and False Circadian Lighting: How to Protect Occupant Health and Productivity, 1.0 HSW/SD
    Andrew Moore-Ede, CIRCADIAN Light for ALA, Inc.

  • An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Safe Schools, 1.0 HSW
    Diego Barrera, AIA and Al Hernandez, AIA, Stantec

  • K-12 Design for Layered Security, 1.0 HSW
    Scott Reyes, Allegion

  • Understanding Storm Shelters, 1.0 HSW
    Clay Sturdivant, Johnson Architectural Systems
  • Accessibility by Building Type: Educational Facilities, 1.0 HSW/BF
    Fred D. Cawyer, AIA, Accessibility Resource Specialists, PLLC
  • Comfort By Design: VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) in K-12 and Higher Education, 1.0 HSW/SD
    Jose Hernandez, Mitsubishi Electric: Cooling and Heating

Special Guest for Lunch Presentation:  2020 TxA President Connie Rivera, AIA