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New School of Dentistry building to greet students with active-learning classrooms this fall

The Sextant Group is honored to be working with Creighton University and RDG Planning and Design on Creighton University’s new School of Dentistry, scheduled to open to students and patients this fall.  In addition to active learning classrooms, the building features teaching labs, simulation labs, operatories, conference rooms and small group collaboration rooms equipped with audiovisual presentation, collaboration and […]

Mark Valenti Presents “Higher Education 2025” at Manhattan Education Symposium

Speaking alongside other industry experts, Mark Valenti CTS will present Higher Education 2025 at the CannonDesign and Steelcase Education Symposium. During this day-long event on April 11th, 2018, speakers explore the theme of lifelong learning, technology trends, curriculum design and continuous learning environments.

Mark will discuss changing demographics, economic cycles, pedagogical advancements and an ever-increasing rate of change in technology […]

AIA New York Names Cornell University Upson Hall Renovation 2018 Design Award Winner

AIA New York has announced its 2018 Design Awards, and Cornell University’s Upson Hall Renovation is among the 32 winning projects. Designed by LTL Architects and Perkins + Will, this 134,000 SF project is a renovation of lab, classroom, academic department and office space for the Engineering College.

The Sextant Group provided planning and design services for audiovisual, IT/telecommunications and […]

T-Shaped Students and the Future Workforce

by Nancy Sturm MS Education, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

The marketplace—particularly the labor market—identifies and rewards the 21st Century skills needed in today’s and tomorrow’s work environment as identified by the World Economic Forum. Higher education campuses across the country seek ways to refocus instruction & student engagement to align with those 21st Century skills teamed with a depth […]

Beyond Active Learning: Transformation of the Learning Space

by Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO, The Sextant Group

The next generation of learning spaces start with the same characteristics of an active learning environment—flexibility, collaboration, team-based, project-based—but add an important difference: the capability of creating and making. While the concept is certainly not new, low-cost, high-performance technology is transforming the very nature of the create/make activities. In […]

TRUE NORTH | Higher Ed Classroom Revolution Informs Corporate Space Planning for Millennials

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article originally appeared in RealcommEdge Magazine’s May 2015 issue.

In 2015, millennials will become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Since the majority of these millennials are technologically adept, their expectations of when, where and how we work are driving thinking on future office […]

The Classroom Reimagined

Matthew LeFeber, Project Consultant, The Sextant Group

In the age of the digital native, information on campus is no longer confined to physical textbooks, chalkboards, or even classrooms. When students walk into class with Google on their smartphones, the instructor no longer holds a monopoly over content. This begs the question: “Is the classroom becoming irrelevant?”

Not likely, but there is […]

Technology in Education: Teacher Tips for Integrating Technology

Integrating technology into the classroom is all about letting the students guide you instead of the other way around. Put technology tools in the hands of the students and ask, “What would you do with this?” They might come up with ideas you’ve never thought about. In this short video, Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO of The Sextant […]

Technology in Education: Uses of Modern Technology in Classroom Teaching

Uses of modern technology in classroom teaching shouldn’t be complex or difficult. Flip your classroom or use Skype to bring an expert into the classroom. Leverage smartphones by sending your students out into the field to gather data. The Sextant Group’s President and CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, discusses the uses of modern technology in classroom teaching.

Uses of Modern […]

TRUE NORTH | Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Interactivity in the Age of Collaboration

by Brian Patrick CTS-D, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

For several years, the only candy my daughter would eat was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Even after Halloween trick-or-treating, she gave all of her loot to her brothers – except for those coveted cups. But as I write this article, there are still several unopened in my refrigerator. Why? Because […]