Apply for an Active Learning Center Grant for Steelcase Education

Apply for an Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education
Calling all innovative educators and educational institutions: Steelcase Education seeks partners in active learning who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways. 
We have a passion for understanding how learning takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help. That’s why we’re launching a new grant program that will fund and research up to 15 Active Learning Centers each year.
Each Active Learning Center grant will cover the furniture, integrated technology, design, installation and post-occupancy evaluation for one of three classroom types designed for 28 – 32 students. Eligible classrooms must be in the United States and Canada, serving grades 6 – 12 or within a college or university. Grants are valued between $35,000 and $50,000, plus all of the innovation and inspiration born of active learning.  
Interested in sparking new learning in your classroom by leveraging the power of place? Apply for an Active Learning Center grant using our grant proposal template and guide starting December 8, 2014. Submissions must be received by February 27, 2015 and grant recipients will be contacted by April 15, 2015
Full details on the grant and submission process are available in the grant proposal guidelines. If you have questions related to our grant guidelines or submitting a grant proposal, please email us   
Key dates
December 8, 2014: Grant proposal submission period begins   
February 27, 2015: Grant proposal submission deadline
April 15, 2015: Grant recipients notified    
July and August 2015: Installation of Active Learning Centers      
September 2015: Training for grant recipients
Grant awards: classroom options
Verb classroom
Movement is key to active learning. When students can move about easily, they are more interactive, collaborative, comfortable and engaged in class. Verb is an integrated system of classroom furniture designed to support a variety of learning and teaching styles, allowing for fluid transitions between modes.
Node classroom
Multi-modal learning is more effective when seating is arranged and rearranged effortlessly. Traditional classroom seating has limited mobility, putting the burden on educators to adapt. With Node, a classroom can transition from lecture to team mode and back again, without interruption.
Blended classroom
Instructors and students need choice and control to choose the best space for the activity at hand.
The blended classroom can easily morph from lecture mode to independent or team work, to presentation, discussion and back again.  

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