Designing Learning Environments

Learning Environments for Tomorrow

Professional Education

Learning Environments for Tomorrow
Next Practices for Educators and Architects
October 2 – 4, 2018 | On Campus | Request More Information »

Building layouts can create opportunities for new relationships among students, staff, and the community. Furniture arrangements in classrooms and hallways can foster planned collaboration and spontaneous informal learning among students.

Learning Environments for Tomorrow provides the opportunity to learn from educational and design leaders about emerging trends shaping today and tomorrow’s educational environments. Collaborate with architects and educators from around the world to apply principles of effective pedagogy and design to physical learning environment projects.In this program, you will:

  • Explore key principles of 21st century pedagogy and design
  • Learn a user-centered design process that can be applied to designing learning environments, whether they be small scale settings or large-scale building projects
  • Gain the latest insights on topics such as learning theory, collaborative learning, student and community engagement, social media technologies, and environmental sustainability
  • Develop design plans and strategies for settings that serve the needs and goals stakeholders in your community



Overheard at Harvard

“Learning Environments for Tomorrow challenged us to be creative and expanded our knowledge of innovation in an educational context. This program also gave us the resources needed to support and bolster change, while providing opportunity for collaboration with educators and architects from around the world.”Kimberly McGlinchey
Teacher & Curriculum/Sustainability Coordinator, Portsmouth School District
2016 Participant

Professional Education at HGSEProfessional Education serves more than 9,500 educators on campus and online in 100 countries each year, through more than 90 programs for professionals in early childhood, K–12, and higher education.Scholarship Opportunities
To support educators in their continued learning and development, we are pleased to offer financial aid for our programs.

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