877.684.2311 | Technology and Acoustic Consultants

THE CONVERGENCE OF WORKPLACE AND LEARNING SPACE — by Kelly Stumpf PMP

The Chicken or the Egg?

While “convergence” is a fun buzz word now commonplace when discussing technology, by definition, it’s when two or more things merge to form a new whole. In the past, technology deployed in the learning space varied dramatically from workplace technology. For instance, apart from some company training, do you spend your workdays in a […]

Technology and the New Pedagogy in Higher Education – by Principal Craig Park FSMPS, ASSOC.AIA

For over 100 years, didactic learning models – with faculty lecturing as the “sage on the stage” – have dominated the pedagogical approach in most colleges and universities. In the last decade, we’ve seen a marked shift toward student-centric learning models, where the faculty serves more as a “guide on the side,” helping cohort teams research, compile, and present […]

Top Trends in Active and Collaborative Learningby Senior Systems Designer Joe Hammett CTS-D

My daughter is a maker. She spends hours tinkering with sewing machines and slime recipes, building salamander habitats and the like. She hangs out with her school friends inside apps that teach math and problem solving through multi-player games. All the while, they are learning to communicate and collaborate in ways that are completely foreign to their grandparent’s generation. […]

Emerging Technologies and the Learning Space of Tomorrow

On the surface, education seems unchanged from 25 or even 50 years ago. But under the surface, deep forces are at work. Register now

New School of Dentistry Building Greets Students with Active-Learning Classrooms

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 […]

Lessons All Around Us: Your School is a Living Laboratory

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Principals are always looking for practical ways to teach kids. They send classes on field trips, bring in guest speakers, and show videos. But you don’t necessarily have to send your students outside the building for a rich learning experience. Look around and you will see […]

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 […]