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Technology and the Renaissance of Education

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jun 15, 2021 2:39:15 PM

A new era of education may be coming for American teachers and students. With ESSER funding now available for schools across the country, each institution and district will assess what is to help students succeed in a post-pandemic world. Unfortunately, learning loss caused by the pandemic may have a ripple effect that lasts years. McKinsey & Company put out findings that state that learning loss from the pandemic disproportionately affects students of color. In order to even the playing field and create equity among students, the learning gap must be closed.

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Topics: Collaboration, Design, Technology, Covid-19, Back-to-school, i3sixty, Compass, Well-being

Why Every School Needs to Prioritize SEL

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jun 7, 2021 11:24:39 AM

As students wrap up an unprecedented school year, many families are beginning to reflect on their experience with hybrid, online, or in-person learning during a pandemic. It hasn’t been without its challenges. In fact, learning loss is projected to be a huge problem in coming years for k-12 students. But as COVID-19 positivity continues to decline, students can likely rely on the idea that they will be learning in person this fall. What that means for schools and educators is that time and energy will be needed to help students catch up to make up for time lost this year due to problems with virtual learning. A reported 15 million American students were without access to the tools needed to learn online, leaving many behind in already existing learning gaps. This is why the federal government has allocated ESSER funds for schools to spend. This money is meant to be used to help students recuperate academically and mentally from the effects of the pandemic. Mental health services within schools will be needed, as well as an increased emphasis on social-emotional learning, or SEL.

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Topics: Insider, Collaboration, Design, Active Learning, Human Development, Back-to-school, Teacher's Favorites, Thrive

Two Designers Reveal Their Process for Creating Inspired Classrooms

Posted by MooreCo Inc on May 6, 2021 4:00:17 PM

When Robin Randall and Sylvia Kowalk of Legat Architects begin a project, inspiration abounds.

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Topics: Insider, Design, Human Development, Active Classroom, Designer's Corner, Technology, Back-to-school, Teacher's Favorites, Thrive

To Move or Not to Move? How Flexible Seating Works for Different Types of Learning

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jan 25, 2021 4:25:00 PM

We know that diversity creates richness in any culture. Whether it’s within organizations, nations, or classrooms, including members and citizens from different backgrounds increases understanding, compassion, and acceptance. At our Thrive Together: Creating the Classrooms of Tomorrow fall webinar, our guest speakers spent a lot of time talking about how to create equity and inclusion in schools. But this doesn’t just apply to race, religion, or gender. It also applies to learning abilities. How each student learns is an important component to how they will succeed. For some, active learning may be the key to unlocking success in school where traditional models have failed. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of flexible seating and active learning for including all students and promoting self-confidence and academic achievement.

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Topics: Color, Active Learning, Active Classroom, Technology, Back-to-school, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Ergonomics

10 Lessons from 2020 That We'll Need in 2021

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Dec 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

As the year comes to a close, we reflect on all that happened in 2020.  With the pandemic came changes to how we learn, work, and socialize. When COVID-19 came to the U.S., MooreCo got to work to quickly provide solutions for students to keep learning and workers to keep producing. We hosted our first webinar in June and our second in October, featuring panelists in the fields of medicine, design, and education. We closely followed the trajectory of the virus and how it was affecting the back-to-school season. We learned a lot in 2020 about COVID-19, about remote learning and working, and about how to thrive in a pandemic and we want to share our findings with you. Here are the top 10 lesson from 2020 that we’re sure to need in 2021.

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Topics: Insider, Active Learning, Human Development, Healthcare, Working from Home, Technology, Covid-19, Back-to-school, hybrid classroom, remote, hybrid, i3sixty, quick ship, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Expert Analysis

The Value of Hands-On Learning in 2021

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Dec 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM

New research is showing that 2020 has been a difficult year for our nation’s students. Many are falling behind due to problems with access to remote learning and experts are saying it may cause devastating repercussions. At MooreCo, we’ve been dedicated to following the needs of students and teachers to create ideal learning environments for over 35 years. With that goal in mind, we held our second webinar, Thrive Together: Creating the Classrooms of Tomorrow, in late October. We’ve been continuing to highlight what expert presenters offered in terms of research and solutions for how to keep kids learning through the pandemic and beyond. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the value of hands-on learning and STEM education, and how we can help students to keep learning through difficult circumstances.

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Topics: Collaboration, Active Classroom, Learn from Home, Technology, Covid-19, Back-to-school, learning from home, remote, hybrid, quick ship, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Can We Find Togetherness Through Technology?

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Dec 1, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Although it’s not the same as being together in one room, people have been able to come together through the power of technology in 2020. Due to the pandemic, students are learning remotely, workers are telecommuting, and holiday get-togethers are taking place online to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. While it has been an adjustment with many challenges to move many of our activities online, there is  also great opportunity being presented this year with new achievements in virtual togetherness.

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Topics: Active Learning, Human Development, Active Classroom, Designer's Corner, Working from Home, Technology, Covid-19, Back-to-school, learning from home, hybrid classroom, remote, hybrid, i3sixty, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Expert Analysis

Top 10 Things Teachers Want in Their Classrooms

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Nov 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Do you ever wonder how teachers would design the classroom of their dreams, if given the opportunity? We did! That’s why we interviewed gifted, passionate teachers to ask what’s on their wish list. We took their answers to educational designers Sylvia Kowalk and Robin Randall of Legat Architects so they could work their magic and render the dream classrooms. Using the Compass line by MooreCo, Sylvia and Robin created ideal STEM spaces and displayed their render-to-reality presentation during the fourth session of Thrive Together: Creating the Classrooms of Tomorrow webinar. Click here to watch the session!

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Topics: Insider, Collaboration, Case Studies, Design, Active Learning, Active Classroom, Designer's Corner, Covid-19, Back-to-school

How We Move Forward: A Better Future for Our Nation Starts with Students

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Nov 4, 2020 4:21:56 PM

On October 22nd, MooreCo was pleased to host our Thrive Together: Creating the Classrooms of Tomorrow fall webinar. Over the course of two days, we heard from several experts from the fields of education, manufacturing, and architecture and design. Each speaker had a wealth of information to share and a palpable passion for bettering educational environments to serve our nation’s students.

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Topics: Active Learning, Human Development, Designer's Corner, Covid-19, Back-to-school, hybrid classroom, remote, hybrid, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Expert Analysis

5 Changes in Classroom Design to Expect in 2021

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Oct 1, 2020 4:13:34 PM

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year of great change for many. Students, parents, and teachers have been affected by the fluctuations of school schedules caused by COVID-19. Some are learning remotely, some are learning in a hybrid model, and some are back in school full-time.

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Topics: Insider, Collaboration, Active Classroom, Designer's Corner, Working from Home, Technology, Back-to-school, learning from home, hybrid classroom, hybrid, quick ship