7 steps on how educational facilities can come out stronger after COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges and hardships; it has also presented a great opportunity to rethink how our learning institutions are designed and function. We have seen innovation in almost every aspect of our society and now is the time to innovate schools. Our goal should be to keep the post-March 2020 changes that have positively impacted students and staff while continuing to improve and evolve in other areas....

....Here are seven steps that learning institutions may consider as they look to bring students and staff back to their facilities:
  1. Implement long-term, future-focused change...
  2. Evaluate your HVAC systems and air filtration...
  3. Update room capacity based on de-densified populations...
  4. Gain learning spaces by repurposing...
  5. Assess high touch and heavy traffic areas...
  6. Review educational efficacy of learning spaces...
  7. Consider different learning modalities and pedagogies...


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Ken Notes: Great column! I would add one note, for many students the best learning experience can be outside the classroom. Apprenticeship or Work Study programs should be the norm for almost half our students who still enter the workplace without post secondary training. We need to rethink education from the ground up.



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