Steelcase Education announced a new grant program to provide active learning spaces to schools across North America. The Active Learning Center (ALC) grant program enables educators to implement active learning initiatives by leveraging physical classroom space. A selection of schools will be chosen to receive a new classroom design based on active learning research with Steelcase furniture and technology. Applicants to the program will be asked to describe their approach to active learning and how a new classroom will positively impact teaching, learning and support active pedagogies. Grantees will be selected based on their commitment to active learning strategies, how they will measure success and how they will share their learnings with the broader education community. Steelcase Education is accepting grant proposals now through the end of February 2015. Grades six through twelve and college and university classrooms are eligible. Grantees will have the opportunity to install one of three Steelcase learning environments: a Verb classroom, a Node classroom or a Blended Learning classroom.

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