Broomfield’s Oldest School Getting Efficient Makeover

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Emerald Elementary School is one step closer to becoming a home fit for Dragons. When architects needed a drainage system in front of the school, students dubbed the future dry creek bed, with a wooden foot bridge, a moat. Once a new school building is constructed, a gas fireplace will face the library and entrance… Read more »

Community gets look at design for new Erie pre-K-8 campus

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Heatherwood’s Brent Caldwell named as new principal By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer POSTED:   04/25/2016 09:56:32 PM MDT Walking into Boulder Valley’s new pre-K-8 in Erie, students will pass the offices and land in the “heart,” a cafeteria and gathering space designed to look like a cafe with views of the mountains. The cafeteria connects outside,… Read more »

Chappaqua Schools To Discuss Space, Technology At FNI’s iLab

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CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — A Knowledge Cafe event scheduled for April 18 at the Academic Commons and iLab at Horace Greeley High School will bring together Chappaqua school district officials with a number of professionals to discuss the continuing study and use of space and advanced technology throughout the district. Expected to attend the two-hour event… Read more »

Global Learning Commons is a possible future of the MVRHS library

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In the MVTimes by Cathryn McCann – Dec 2, 2015: Jay Litman of Fielding Nair International presented a conceptual design for the future Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) library at the school on Monday afternoon. Deemed the “next phase in transforming the school library into a dynamic, multipurpose, multidisciplinary learning space,” the proposed Global Learning… Read more »

FNI and Library Redesign in Boulder

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November 21, 2015: Boulder Valley is using bond money to re-imagine its libraries. The district contracted with Fielding Nair International, a Minneapolis-based architectural firm, to work with schools this fall on innovative design as they plan for construction projects. The firm earlier this fall held two days of interviews, workshops and tours at each of… Read more »

Transforming the classroom

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AMIT’s new Gogya Center trains teachers for today’s digital students. Jerusalem Post Magazine, October 2015: If you look up the word “teacher” in any dictionary, the general definition suits the concept that people have held of an educator for centuries. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a teacher as a person or thing that teaches something; the… Read more »

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 »

Future of schooling in UAE to break from the traditional

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Schools of the future are going to be student directed, which means that students are basically taking charge of their own learning,” said architect Prakash Nair, president of Fielding Nair International. “Teaching is no longer about content, it’s about skills. And you don’t practise skills by listening to somebody talk to you, it’s more about… Read more »