EDsession Program & Schedule

A Product and Process for All: DC’s School Modernization Program

  • Date:Wednesday, November 3
  • Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Description: DC’s DGS and DCPS collaborate to deliver one of the largest school modernization programs in the country. This session will dive into the planning, and community engagement process led by DCPS that ensures every building in the District is an equitable environment that celebrates each school’s unique culture. The session will also address the design and construction of the modernizations, a process led by DGS that strives to use their program as a means to promote local businesses and residents in DC while ensuring that students' needs are being met in every school. This will be presented through case studies.
  • Location:Classroom 317
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21WB3
  • Learning Objective 1:Learn how to develop an equitable planning process for school modernizations.
  • Learning Objective 2:Get the skills to create a framework for wraparound school engagement to ensure a diversity of feedback.
  • Learning Objective 3:Identify ways to implement community input in the design process.
  • Learning Objective 4:Learn the process of aligning procurement practices to serve local communities.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Nicholas Williams
District of Columbia Public Schools
Janice Szymanski
District of Columbia Department of General Services