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Redesigning Learning Spaces Summit (Buffalo Grove)

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


The way our students learn is transforming. Our learning spaces for students need to be redesigned to match. The Redesigning Learning Spaces Summit is a full day exploration of not only the physical redesign, but best practices and pedagogical changes that need occur with the redesign. David Jakes, a recognized leader in educational design and technology, will keynote the Summit. The Summit also includes a guided tour of recently redesigned learning spaces, providing attendees the opportunity to see these learning spaces in full use. A panel discussion with administrators, teachers, and students allow attendees to hear the challenges and successes of redesigning learning spaces, as well provide an opportunity to ask questions.

Schedule of Events:

  • Host Site Overview/Project Overview
  • Keynote presented by David Jakes
  • Breakout Discussions
  • Facility Tour
  • Facilitated Panel Discussions

Buffalo Grove High School:

Buffalo Grove High School has redesigned many spaces in the last five years. At this summit, you will be able to view eight of their new math classrooms and several CTE area rooms thatsupport their career pathways: including Entrepreneurship, Computer programming, Education/child development, Geometry and construction, Engineering and Architecture. We will be showcasing their new Library Media center and two additional informal learning spaces that support Blended Learning when students are on flex days and also support student collaboration and group work.



Keynote Speaker: David Jakes

A recognized leader in the educational design and 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.  Before his current position as Chief Design Officer of David Jakes Designs, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, and administrator. David’s design experience includes working as a Digital Designer and Strategist for CannonDesign and The Third Teacher+, a leading architecture firm and learning space consultancy.   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.




January 17
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Buffalo Grove High School
1100 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 United States
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