EDsession Program & Schedule

Designing for Mental and Emotional Health

  • Date:Thursday, November 4
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Description: Research shows that disruptive forces such as social media use, isolation and bullying, and acute academic pressure correlate with increased anxiety, mood disorders and suicidal thoughts. School environments should be restorative, respond to the needs of students, and facilitate counsel by staff and mental health professionals. We will analyze how to effectively combat negative sensory factors, developmental mismatch, limited personalization, and safety issues, as well as physical and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will present research-based design strategies and case studies of Dallas (TX) ISD’s innovative scholastic models which increase the wellbeing of students and educators.
  • Location:Classroom 411
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21RD2
  • Learning Objective 1:Gain an awareness of student stressors and how they negatively impact learning.
  • Learning Objective 2:Discuss current research and evidence-based design for improving student wellness, highlighting how innovative school design can work towards that goal.
  • Learning Objective 3:Receive insight from educators regarding challenges they face daily and how healthy environments can assist in educating the whole person.
  • Learning Objective 4:Discuss physical and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student and building heath and positive steps forward.
  • Credit:AIA LU/HSW, IDCEC