Navigating What’s Next: Education Summit

Steelcase, Smith System and Designtex are coming together to share their latest research, spaces and solutions to activate learning in a series of Education Sessions!

Attend one, or attend them all! Don’t think you can make it? The recordings will be shared afterwards.
Tuesday, September 29
Thursday, October 1*
Tuesday, October 6
Thursday, October 8*
*CEU opportunities


Session 1 of 4: Cultivating Wellbeing: Six Pillars to Re-center Education

Available Tuesday, September 29
1:00 pm CST (approx. 45 minutes)

Today’s wellbeing crisis in education is not just an individual issue, it is systemic. Based on recent Steelcase research, this session will explore six pillars of wellbeing to shift education from institutional to human-centered and how the physical environment can support learners and educators.


Jeff Selingo — Author, Columnist, Professor of Practice at Arizona State University


Aileen Strickland McGee — Researcher, Steelcase Education
Ryan Bretag — Director of Instructional Innovation, Glenbrook High Schools​

Session 2 of 4: Emerging Spaces for Learning​ CEU

Available Thursday, October 1
1:00 pm CST (approx. 1 hour)

Social dynamics, technology shifts, and pedagogy influences have a significant impact on the traditional classroom. This course will define the drivers and benefits of new environments for learning and explore emerging spaces including mixed reality, maker spaces, outdoor learning, Esports and learning commons.


Jim Stelter — President, Smith System

Continuing Education Credits


Session 3 of 4: Education Impact: Blended Learning Experiences in K-12 and Higher Ed​

Available Tuesday, October 6
1:00 pm CST (approx. 45 minutes)

There is broadening recognition that a blended learning approach can provide the opportunities and flexibility necessary for the future of education. Educators practiced in blended learning for higher education and K-12 will share real-world stories and outcomes to inspire others.


David Jakes — Educational Designer, David Jakes Designs LLC


G. Alex Ambrose, PhD — Director of Learning Research, University of Notre Dame
Michelle Zimmerman, PhD — Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning Sciences, Renton Prep (Wash)
Andrew Kim — Researcher, Steelcase Education

Session 4 of 4: Blended Learning: Transforming Learning Environments CEU

Available Thursday, October 8
1:00 pm CST​ (approx. 1 hour)

Explore key insights developed by Steelcase researchers into blended learning based on studies conducted before and during the pandemic. Learn about design principles foundational to productive and safe blended learning environments as well as new settings for the built environment.


Aileen Strickland McGee — Researcher, Steelcase Education
Marisa Sergnese — Principal Consultant, Education Consulting Services, Steelcase

Continuing Education Credits