Advanced Academy Cohort 10 (AUG 2023 - JUN 2024)

The comprehensive program of study is grounded in the key knowledge and skills central to the sound planning, building and maintaining of learner-centered school facilities and centers on the student, beginning with a course on learner needs and styles. Each of the remaining courses addresses one component of a successful planning process that results in learner-centered schools. Instructors were recruited according to their particular areas of expertise, drawing upon a wide range of professional perspectives and experiences and ensuring specialized content knowledge for each course.

Six internationally recognized experts have been recruited to lead this rigorous and engaging course of study. All course content is intentionally designed and delivered by practitioners, thus ensuring its relevance to the day-to-day work. The program spans from August to June with SIX courses that address teaching, learning, planning, design, project management and assessment. Students can access the online program 24/7 and nothing is delivered in real-time. Weekly assignments and discussion boards are required. Past participants spend approximately 10-15 hours a week on the course. Each course culminates in a signature project that demonstrates the knowledge and skills developed during the 6-7 weeks.

Successful completion of all six modules with at least 80% offers the opportunity to apply for the ALEP accreditation.

Course and Program Schedule

*Subject to change


Course 1: Learning Theories: A Framework for Design
Sandra Duncan,EdD
August 7 – September 17, 2023
Course 2: Educational Visioning and Community Engagement
*1 week off for conference
Page Dettmann, ALEP, PhD September 25 – November 19, 2023
*October 9-15th Off: LearningSCAPES 2023
Course 3: Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning
10 Days for Winter Break (at the end of December)
Amy Yurko, AIA
November 27 – January 21, 2024
*December 24 – January 1, 2024 off
Course 4: Assessment of the Learning Environment
Rob Pillar, ALEP  January 29 – March 10, 2024
Course 5: High Performance School Design
Aaron Jobson, ALEP
March 18 – April 28, 2024
Course 6: Project Management / Project Delivery Irene Nigaglioni, ALEP May 13 – June 23, 2024
8/1/2023 - 6/1/2024

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LearningSCAPES 2024


October 16-19, 2024
Portland, OR