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Re-Visioning School Facility Planning Power Point

This is an Accessible Alternative Version of the Power Point Presentation: Re-Visioning School Facility Planning and Design for the 21st Century Roundtable, Creating Optimal Learning Environments, Overview, Summary, and Next Steps (PPT; 24MB). The Power Point Presentation should be the preferred version for downloading.

California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division

Kathleen Moore, Division Director
Fred Yeager, Assistant Director

Coalition for Adequate School Housing
Annual Conference
Wednesday, February 26, 2009


1. Agenda
2. School Facilities Planning Division Mission

To provide the children of California with safe and educationally appropriate facilities and transportation services.

3. Role of the California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division
4. Role of the California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division

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5. Purpose of the Roundtable
6. Desired Outcomes
7. Strategies to Achieve the Outcomes
8. Participants



Public Policy Makers


9. Photograph of a working group at the roundtable

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10. Roundtable Structure
11. Roundtable Structure
12. Photograph of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell
13. Panel Discussion - Day One

Discussions on the first day were to create a common base of knowledge for use in the efforts of the second day.

14. Creating Powerful Learning Experiences

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15. Bruce Fuller, Ph.D., Professor, Education and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Topic: School Organization: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Key Components:

16. David Stern, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Topic: Preparing Our Future Workforce and Citizenry

Key Components:

17. George Copa, Ph.D., Director, New Designs and Learning

Topic: Linking Learning and School Design: Responding to Emerging Ideas

Key Components:

18. Photograph of Dr. George Copa

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19. C. Kenneth Tanner, Ed.D., Professor, Educational Facilities, University of Georgia

Topic: Linking Learning and School Design: Strategies

Key Components

20. Large Group Discussion
21. Photograph of lead discussants
22. Comments from Large Group Discussion
23. Small Group Discussion

The participants were broken up into small groups based on their area of expertise and asked to focus on identifying:

24. Evening Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Harrison, Director, Learning and Research, DEGW, England

Topic: Space for Change: Educational Transformation and Building Schools for the Future

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25. Photograph of Andrew Harrison speaking
26. Key Components
27. Day Two - Reflections from Day One

Bill Savidge, Engineering Officer, West Contra Costa Unified School District

School District Perspective

Key Components:

28. Day Two - Reflections from Day One

Fred Yeager, Assistant Director, SFPD

State Perspective: California's Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Framework

Key Components:

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29. Panel Discussion - Day Two

Redefining Learning Spaces: Innovations from the Field

30. Steven Bingler, AIA, President, Concordia, LLC

Topic: Schools as Centers of Community: Concepts and Strategies

Key Components:

31. Panama Bartholomy, Adviser, California Energy Commission

Topic: Sustainability, Design, and Education

Key Components:

32. Jeremy Roschelle, Ph.D., Director, Center of Technology in Learning, SRI International

Topic; Technology in Schools

Key Components:

33. Larry Rosenstock, Chief Executive Officer, High Tech High

Topic: Learning Transformation in action

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34. Tod Schneider, Consultant, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Topic: Safe, healthy, and Positive Environmental Design

Key Components:

35. Large Group Discussion

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36. Comments from Large Group Discussion
37. Comments from Large Group Discussion
38. Small Group Discussion

The participants were broken up into the small groups from Day One and asked to focus on:

39. Photograph of working group
40. Small Group Discussion

Nine Principles:

  1. Design for the educational program
  2. Design for adaptability
  3. Integrate technology
  4. Promote health and sustainability
  5. Enhance safety and security
  6. Connect to community
  7. Support a small school culture
  8. Accommodate student diversity
  9. Support a teacher as professional
41. Initial Findings

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42. Initial Findings
  1. CDE should establish its vision and guiding principles on the role of school facilities in student achievement and the closing of the achievement gap
43. Initial Findings
  1. Determine how the new vision impacts California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5 and its upcoming review
44. Initial Findings
  1. Increased collaboration of state agencies is essential to aid districts in the design of 21s Century Learning Environments
    • Re-evaluate existing laws, regulations, and policies
45. Initial Findings
  1. Community involvement is critical in the design of schools that support the crucial link between school and community
46. Initial Findings
  1. Modernization of existing schools should be emphasized to provide 21st Century Learning Environments to the greatest number of students
47. Initial Findings
  1. The linkage between finance and design needs a review and restructure
48. Next Steps

Public hearing of document, additional recommendations and input:

April 23, 2009, Sacramento, CA
Location to be determined

49. CDE Roundtable Website

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Questions:   Lisa Constancio | | 916-445-4889
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