14 – 23 April 2020
East Coast USA – Boston, New York and Washington DC
I am delighted to collaborate with Pam Moran, co-author of Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation and Zero-based Thinking Change School, along with ‘archi-preneur’ Dina Sorensen, presenting a deep dive into pedagogy and design. Together, we are shaping a unique international professional learning experience.
Proposed Itinerary – April 2020
Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 School and architectural visits – Boston and New York
Wednesday 15 April – NuVu School, Boston
Saturday 18 + Sunday 19: Free weekend in New York
Monday 20 – Cultural/historical visits in the nation’s capital
Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22: School visits – meet leadership, see spaces in action.
We will visit schools consistent with Timeless Learning. They need to meet the authority’s requirements, yet have embraced the boundless opportunities of great learning.
Thursday 23:Workshop at the National Building Museum ‘Building the Future Together’ – Engaging with iterative design to create the space our students need.
We hope to include schools like Discovery School, Arlington: Designed and built to support how and where students learn. “Every nook and cranny of the school is arranged to create a seamless integration between design, sustainability, and learning”. This school has been designed to be a “net-zero energy” building, demonstrating performance and engaging students in the “building as a teaching tool”. (From https://www.vmdo.com/discovery-elementary-school.html)
National Building Museum in Washington DC seeks to inspire curiosity about the world we design and build. We are planning to use the makerspace as a setting for a workshop on the last day, ‘Building the Future Together’ – engaging with iterative design to create the space our students need.
Who should come?
Anyone interested in the intersection of learning and design for schools that build creativity, collaboration and curiosity
9 nights accommodation with breakfast from Tuesday 14 – Friday 23 April
Opening and closing dinner
All flights, transport and transfers between Tuesday 14 – Friday 23 April
Site visits and activities specified in the final itinerary
It is likely to be in the vicinity of AUD$7500 – AUD$8000 depending on the interest. In 2021 the cost will be higher.
Have I caught your attention?
Let me know if this is an opportunity you would be interested in and I’ll keep you informed as plans develop.