EDsession Program & Schedule

From Here to There: A Journey Towards Excellence and Equity in Philadelphia

  • Date:Thursday, November 4
  • Time:8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
  • Description: The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) leadership believes that education is the key to fostering equity in society, and that education itself must be equitable. Driven by an urgent commitment to shepherd systemic change, SDP and DLR Group created a framework to guide new construction or renovation of its schools. This framework, encompassing new Educational Specifications and Design Guidelines, represents a groundbreaking shift in how the District and its principals, teachers, administration, and students view their built environments. By way of meaningful collaboration, these new standards reflect a clear vision for planning, designing, and constructing urban schools of the future.
  • Location:Classroom 320
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21RA2
  • Learning Objective 1:Examine educational spaces to determine how to best accommodate an evolving educational pedagogy.
  • Learning Objective 2:Describe how concern for flexibility is driving the need to redefine and reconfigure educational facilities.
  • Learning Objective 3:Apply practical solutions, techniques, and strategies to plan and create dynamic learning environments.
  • Learning Objective 4:Define and explain what is required to make new and renovated learning centers while embracing changes to educational delivery.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Mary Lee
School District of Philadelphia
Nicole Ward
School District of Philadelphia
Troy Glover
DLR Group