Artcobell Session: Learning Spaces Say More About Your Culture Than Any Words You Speak


AIA Continuing Education Provider

1 LU

The administrative team at Grandview Heights Secondary School in Surrey, BC understood their teachers would be coming in from very different experiences. To make sure everyone understood the important connection between their vision of student learning and teaching in these new spaces, they invested in professional learning that focused on how and why to use their new, collaborative furniture.

In this interactive learning session, participants will work together collaboratively in team-based conversations and hands­ on activities. Get a glimpse into the work the Grandview teachers experienced how they have put it into place to transform the learning in their environments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how the design and furnishings of a learning environment can transform teaching and learning.
  2. Learn how post-occupancy professional learning for teachers can maximize the learning experience for students.
  3. Explore current research and best practices in teaching and how modern learning environments support it.
  4. Explain the need for developing teacher buy-in and training to use new learning spaces.
Patricia Cadigan, M.Ed.
Patricia Cadigan, M.Ed.
Vice President of Learning Environments, Artcobell,

Patricia Cadigan has 28 years of experience within public education including over 17 years in school administration. Patricia joined the Artcobell team to bring school buyer perspective and insight, assisting in professional development, training, programming, and research to connect learning spaces with best practices in teaching and learning.

Darren Bedard
Darren Bedard
Principal, Grandview Heights Secondary School,

Darren Bedard is the current Principal of Grandview Heights Secondary school in the Surrey School District in British Columbia. Grandview Heights opened in September 2021 and is a state-of-the-art school, with a focus on innovative learning spaces and student-centered learning. Darren has been a teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal in the Surrey School District, which is the largest district in British Columbia and the third largest in Canada.

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