WLU: Charting a Roadmap for Creating Inspiring Space for Learning

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WLU: Charting a Roadmap for Creating Inspiring Space for Learning

September 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm




West Liberty University – Center for Arts & Education
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
West Liberty, WV

Presentation & Discussion

The spaces where people work, interact, create, and learn are rapidly changing.  At the same time, the spaces of school continue to remain as they have for decades.  In this presentation, we’ll explore the need to shift the identity of the spaces where students learn while in school, and help you understand how school spaces can be reshaped to support a contemporary learning experience.  You’ll have an opportunity to explore the trends and opportunities associated with learning spaces and see exemplars of dynamic and engaging spaces.  We’ll discuss how spaces can be improved, and lay out a roadmap that you can use as a framework for crafting new spaces regardless of your starting point and needs.  Join us for an engaging and thought provoking exploration of how to begin thinking differently about learning spaces.


George Kacan, AIA, REFP, LEED AP BD+C

As CannonDesign’s, PreK-12 Education Practice Leader, George Kacan has a wealth of PreK-12 education experience.  He has planned and designed PreK-12 projects all over the United States, all with diverse challenges and solutions, yet all with a universal end goal: a commitment for excellence in teaching and learning. George emphasizes the planning and design of agile learning spaces that are conducive to a 21st Century educational experience.  His passion for inspiring others to perform at their highest potential can be evidenced in success for his clients. George is a published author and requested speaker on education trends, the built environment and learning from planning to design.

David Jakes

A recognized leader in the educational technology field, David Jakes focuses on using the design process to support the organizational growth, development and change required to create relevant and meaningful conditions for student learning in schools.  David’s thought leadership includes addressing the increased need to develop agile, connected, and personalized learning environments that support a contemporary education, and how the use of technology can be reimagined to create boundless opportunities for learning.  Prior to working with CannonDesign and The Third Teacher+ as a Digital Designer and Strategist, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, and administrator.  David is a frequent presenter at national and international educational conferences where he speaks about the power and promise of a new expedition for learning and the roles that all educators have in shaping that journey.


Lou Karas, lkaras@westliberty.edu, 304/336-8162


September 15, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lou Karas


West Liberty University, Center for Arts & Education
326A Main Hall 208 University Drive College Union Box 147
West Liberty , WV 26074 United States
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