WLU: Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces Workshop

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WLU: Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces Workshop

September 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




West Liberty University – Center for Arts & Education
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
West Liberty, WV

Creating new spaces for learning requires an understanding of how space influences and impacts learning, what’s possible, and a process that will enable you to create spaces that support your vision of learning.  In this workshop, you’ll build your overall understanding of 21st Century learning spaces, explore the fundamental principles of the design of learning spaces, and begin to think differently about space.  You’ll also have the opportunity to rethink your existing spaces and how they can be improved with practical and cost-effective techniques that will help you imagine and create spaces capable of being a “third teacher.”  This workshop is appropriate for all individuals who are interested in exploring how learning spaces can be improved, and how the conditions for a contemporary learning experience can be created using design techniques that you can begin using tomorrow.  Please join us for a day of design, fun, engaging conversation, networking, and learning!


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



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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