Webinar Resources

AIA members may receive credit for attending live webinars only. Credit is not offered for reviewing related materials after the live webinar.


2014 Webinars


21st Century Learning Environments, Everyone’s Talking About It But What Is It Really (Handout)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2:00PM - 3:30PM EST
This webinar will demonstrate how 21st Century Learning is taking place through case studies of new creative and invigorating learn-work environments. These case studies are not hypothetical, unachievable, futuristic ideals, but rather recently designed and implemented environments that will transformed how today's leaders work and how tomorrow's leaders will learn. 


Early Childhood Learning (Take a Walk on the Child Side) (Handout)
Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:00PM - 2:30PM EST
Early childhood learning environments may be the most important buildings of a child’s entire lifetime.  Come along on this webinar to understand why, and how to create the type of child sensitive environment that becomes a great place to be a kid.


K-12 Educational Design for Safety and Security (Handout)
Friday, August 15, 2015, 1:30PM EST
School security has been a well discussed topic in the past few years. While most discussions focus on the administrative policies and preparations, and planning for significant security events, this webinar will focus on the planning and design of the building itself. We will provide a big picture overview of school design concepts starting with how the building sits on the site and working into the interior of the space.


2013 Webinars


AIA CAE 2013 Educational Facility Design Awards (Handout)
The AIA CAE 2013 Educational Facility Design Awards Webinar will share concepts about educational facility planning and design with CAE members as well as others interested in the design of learning environments. The webinar will share ideas that exhibit innovation and excellence of the client's educational program through responsive and responsible programming, planning, and the design of learning environments. In other words, understanding the learning environment beyond the aesthetic where the function and surrounding regional and community context are valued as part of a participatory planning and design process. Presented October 1, 2013.


Outdoor Learning Environments - Moving Design V:  The Art of Play
21st Century Learning Environments blur the boundary between fun, play, wonder and information access. Melding examples from the past and present, this webinar looks at playgrounds as valued cultural activity centers and unique destinations that challenge children’s curiosity. Contrasting commodification of play with cultural specificity of place and architect/artist collaborations, we will look at changing perceptions of play and playgrounds from the 1950’s to the present that concentrate on the importance of the art of play. Examples will be shared that present play destinations as cultural play scapes.


Outdoor Learning Environments - Part II (Handout)
This session, the second in a three part series, introduces cultivation of outdoor classrooms as essential to 21st century education. Creating healthy landscapes that connect classroom learning with natural play environments is a growing movement in schoolyards across the world. Architects, outdoor classroom educators, garden educators and environmental design, garden outdoor classroom educators and researchers will provide insights, objectives, and practical steps for envisioning, planning and constructing successful outdoor learning experiences. Presented February 15, 2013. 


2012 Webinars


Cultivating Outdoor Learning Environments (Handout)
This session (the first of three) introduces cultivation of outdoor classrooms as essential to 21st century education. Creating healthy landscapes that connect classroom learning with natural play environments is a growing movement in schoolyards across the world. Architects, outdoor classroom educators and researchers will provide insights, objectives, and practical steps for envisioning, planning and constructing successful outdoor learning experiences. Presented September 7, 2012.


2011 Webinars


Moving Design 2 (Handout)
21st Century Learning Environments blur the boundary between fun, play, wonder and information access. Melding examples from museums, schools, hospitals and public gardens, this webinar looks at multi sensory environments that are tuned to contemporary cultural sustainability practices. Examples will be shared that shift learning from secondary to primary sources, show case multi sensory experiential out door environments, connect institutional grounds (and roofs!) to local communities, demonstrate educational wayfinding, environmental navigation and encourage landscapes for all learning styles and ages. Presented November 30, 2011.


CAE 2011 Design Awards (Handout)
This AIA CAE 2011 Design Awards Webinar is intended to extend concepts about educational facility planning and design to CAE members as well as others interested in the design of learning environments. The AIA CAE Design Awards webinar will share ideas that exhibit innovation and excellence of the client's educational program through responsive and responsible programming, planning and the design of learning environments. In other words, understanding the learning environment beyond the aesthetic where the function and surrounding regional and community context are valued as part of a participatory planning and design process.  Presented October 20, 2011.