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The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.


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Dinner & Presentation

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm
4199 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin, OH 43017

La Scala La Scala
Join us at La Scala for dinner and a presentation from Dr. Gary Allread, Professor and Program Director Institute of Ergonomics at The Ohio State University.

Members: $40.00
Non-members: $45.00
(meal is included)

Register online and reserve your seat today!

Gary Allread Ph.D.

Gary Allread Ph.D. Dr. Allread is the Program Director of the Institute for Ergonomics at The Ohio State University. A Certified Professional Ergonomist, he works extensively with companies and organizations nationwide, to provide a variety of ergonomics support services. This includes: conducting ergonomics worksite assessments; giving general and customized ergonomics training; and developing and managing companies' ergonomics programs. He also works closely with Ohio State's well-respected ergonomics faculty and staff to conduct quantitative research for those seeking more-detailed analyses of their products and work functions.

Dr. Allread coordinates Ohio State's popular Ergonomics Short Course, offered bi-annually on OSU's main campus in Columbus. Recently, he has also lent his expertise to those in the foundry, automotive assembly, hospitality, healthcare, and air transportation industries, to improve work practices and reduce injuries among employees.

Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference

Blurring the Lines Between Architecture and Education
April 20-22, 2017
Blurring the Lines Between Architecture and Education
The Drake Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
Highlights

December Meeting Presentations

Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School
Columbus, Ohio
High performance learning concepts where embraced in the design of this new PK-6 school, providing for a large gathering stair/presentation space near the center of the building, as well as collaboration/extended learning areas in each of the four academic wings. The building is on track to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Olentangy Berlin High School
Lewis Center, Ohio
Using Olentangy's recent successful high school layouts from Liberty and Orange High Schools as the basis of design, Olentangy incorporated new Collaboration studios into the academic studios to provide high-performance learning spaces for today's academic program. Various other improvements were made throughout the building to address security and technology.

Beavercreek D-Lab Renovations
Beavercreek, Ohio
Eighth through twelfth grade students collaborate, prototype and present in four new Design Thinking Labs throughout the district. Students develop the ability to investigate a problem, apply relevant knowledge, and take responsibility for their learning by utilizing critical thinking and solving problems as an application of design thinking. The flexible spaces are created to put students at ease, foster collaboration, and engage and support 21st century learners.

Strongsville Middle School
Strongsville, Ohio
This project is for a new Middle School housing 1,340 students and incorporating high-performance learning principles and encouraging teaming and small group learning in twelve small communities. The building also includes an 800-seat auditorium and an oversized gymnasium.