Parents, neighbors share feedback for BVSD’s first school in Erie

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By Amy Bounds  Parents and community members had their first opportunity Thursday night to hear about the vision for the Boulder Valley School District’s new pre-K-8 school in Erie, sharing what they like and what they still want to know. “Our commitment is to create a learning environment to prepare students for the future,” said… Read more »

Boulder Valley updating schools with innovation in mind

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Designing buildings with education as prime driver   Boulder Valley schools are getting an innovation makeover. The school district contracted with Minneapolis-based architectural firm Fielding Nair International, which is working with schools this fall as they start working with architects and their communities to design construction projects. The projects will be paid for through the… Read more »

From Israel National News

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Watch: A Peek Into the Classrooms of the Future Could classrooms change beyond the traditional model of teacher-facing-classroom? Arutz Sheva investigates. On the eve of the Israeli school year beginning, Arutz Sheva visited the Gogya Center of the AMIT network schools in Ra’anana. Gogya is a formalized program instituted to train all of AMIT’s teachers on how to adopt… Read more »

Revolutionize Structures

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On the eve of the Israeli school year beginning, Arutz Sheva visited the Gogya Center of the AMIT network schools in Ra’anana. Gogya is a formalized program instituted to train all of AMIT’s teachers on how to adopt and implement the various innovative teaching methods which have led to the tremendous success of the AMIT network of schools. Arutz Sheva spoke to architect Prakash Nair, President of Fielding Nair International, this week about the design for Gogya, and how the design for classrooms worldwide is evolving beyond the typical setup.

Designing for Student-Centered Learning

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Student-centered learning is Individualized, community-based, experiential, and collaborative.
The FNI Learning Community model supports students in all four of these defined areas, as
demonstrated by the Norma Rose Point School community in Vancouver, British Columbia.

FNI STEAM School is a MacConnell Award Finalist

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CEFPI has announced that FNI’s Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina is one of four 2015 MacConnell Award finalists. This award recognizes a comprehensive planning process that results in educational facilities that enhance the educational program, meets multiple goals and holds purpose and distinction within a community. Co-designed with McMillan Pazdan Smith… Read more »

The Attention Myth: Why Paying Attention in Class is Overrated

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Prakash Nair , Founding President, Fielding Nair International Edutopia, Posted 05/08/2015 Prakash Nair questions the way our education system emphasizes the need for students to pay constant attention to a teacher: “Are we in crisis because of short attention spans and the losing battle teachers are fighting to keep kids interested in class? Before we… Read more »

Prakash a Keynote Speaker

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Prakash Nair was a keynote speaker at Mexico’s premier international education conference hosted by SM Fundación in Mexico City in March 2015. Prakash touched upon the vast opportunities for bringing world-class educational opportunities to all children in Mexico and new ways to design innovative, cost effective schools.