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1 The Architectural Response to Educational Reform CEFPI 84 th Annual International Conference Sunday, October 7, 2007

2 PANELISTS Laura Knauss, AIA, LEED, REFP Principal, Lionakis Beaumont Design Group Kathleen Moore, Director School Facilities Planning Division, CDE Dr. Susan Wolff, Chief Academic Officer Columbia Gorge Community College Matt Perry, Principal Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School, Sacramento City USD

3 If I could do only one thing…

4 REFORM Relevance Rigor Relationships

5 RELEVANCE Project-based learning High performance Technology rich

6 PROJECT-BASED LEARNING Use and user-determined spaces –Flexible and adaptable Learning studios –Collaboration –Incubator Interconnected spaces Glue spaces Pause spaces

7 If I could do only one thing… Id create OPEN, COLLABORATIVE SPACES with soft furnishings and whiteboards

8 If I could do only one thing… Id make the LEARNING SPACE more like the WORKPLACE

9 If I could do only one thing… Id remove TRADITIONAL BOUNDRIES

10 HIGH PERFORMANCE Environmental stewardship Student performance Energy savings Buildings that teach DID YOU KNOW? Based on 2004 data from LAUSD, an average school could earn an additional $94,000 - $188,000 from the state by increasing ADA through green school practices (indoor air quality) which are projected to significantly reduce the number of student sick days.

11 If I could do only one thing… Alder Creek Middle School Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group Id take advantage of daylighting to ENHANCE student performance

12 Foresthill High School Placer Union High School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group If I could do only one thing… Id use the BUILDING for show and tell

13 TECHNOLOGY RICH Wireless and integrated The evolution from library to student union and from cafeteria to internet cafe

14 Technology Rich If I could do only one thing… Nineteen Library Media Centers Rio Linda Union School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group Id go WIRELESS

15 If I could do only one thing… Alder Creek Middle School Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group Id make a cozy READING PLACE

16 Kimball High School Tracy Unified School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group If I could do only one thing… Id REDEFINE the cafeteria

17 RIGOR We knowbecause research tells usthat successful schools adhere to our rigorous standards, and build a culture around data-driven decision making. – Jack OConnell Superintendent of Public Instruction California

18 RIGOR Healthy Children New Century Vision for Middle Grades P-16 Councils Career and Technical Education School Choice

19 HEALTHY CHILDREN Nutritional guidelines and choices –Facilities affected by more meals served –Food courts and other choices –Partnerships PE guidelines –Requirements affect facilities Reference: CEFPI Workshop here Sunday 3:15pm. DID YOU KNOW? Nearly 15% of our children and teenagers are overweightabout 8 million kids.

20 If I could do only one thing… Id PLANT a garden

21 If I could do only one thing… Id SPICE UP the cafeteria Arroyo Valley High School San Bernardino, California Universal Seating Company, Food Court Design Group

22 NEW CENTURY VISION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS 12 recommendations by California Middle Grade Alliance Facilities impact: –Variety of instructional spaces –Professional collaboration spaces –Specialized spaces –Specialized equipment –Gathering spaces

23 If I could do only one thing… Foresthill High School Placer Union High School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group Id CONNECT the inside to the outside

24 P-16 COUNCILS Addressing the achievement gap Facilities implications DID YOU KNOW? There is a 5-17% difference in achievement between students in poor buildings and those in standard buildings. (Earthman, 2002)

25 If I could do only one thing… Hagginwood Elementary School North Sacramento School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group Id CHANGE the face

26 SCHOOL CHOICE Alternative grade levels Charter schools Online education Distance learning Themed, magnet, academies

27 Alternative Grade Levels K-8 Model North K8 School Tracy Unified School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group If I could do only one thing… Id REJUVENATE a neighborhood school by going K8

28 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION New standards and framework –15 industry sectors –56 pathways Proposition 1D funding: $500 million Facility impact –Rehabilitation –New construction choices –Interdisciplinary DID YOU KNOW? Sixty-five% of career and technical education students have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and 95% graduate from high school.

29 If I could do only one thing… Id INVITE higher education and industry partners in Lincoln Career and Tech School Lincoln Unified School District Lionakis Beaumont Design Group

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31 RELATIONSHIPS Small is big! Community Partnerships

32 SMALL IS BIG! Small schoolsthe SCUSD example Small learning communities Identity DID YOU KNOW? On average, the 47 small schools in the New York City School District reported 73% of their students graduating in June 2007, compared with the Citys calculations of an overall 60% graduation rate in Source: NY Times

33 PARTNERSHIPS Businesses –Mentorship –Internships –Financial support Higher education –Sequencing into higher education; workforce development –Dual enrollments –Guided study tours –Job shadows –Collegiate mentors –Faculty team members Student-to-student

34 COMMUNITY Engagement –Responsiveness –Rejuvenation Center of community –Social services –Child care/pre-school DID YOU KNOW? Children who attend preschool are 20% more likely to graduate from high school than children who do not.

35 If I could do only one thing… Id INVITE the community in

36 If I could do only one thing…


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