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New Grant for Re-Envisioning Your Classroom

by Lori Gracey

If you’ve been wishing you could redesign your classroom with new furniture that allows for more student movement, collaboration, and making, then I have a great grant for you. Steelcase is offering the Active Learning Center grant for innovative educators who want to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new ways.

In the 2016 grant period, each Active Learning Center grant covers the furniture, integrated technology, design, installation, and post-occupancy measurement tool for one of four classroom types designed for 24-32 students. The types available include individual Node seating, stadium-style tiered Verb tables, blended classroom furniture, and hands-on problem-solving furniture. Eligible academic institutions are ones that focus primarily on formal, instructor-led learning in a designated classroom in the United States and Canada, serving grades 6 – 12 or within a college or university. The grants are valued at $62,000 each, plus all of the innovation and inspiration born of active learning.

The enrollment period is open from now until February 12. All of the information and forms needed are available on this website. Up to 15 grants will be awarded. Good luck!

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