Active Learning Center Grant

Steelcase Education seeks partners in active learning who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways. Submit your proposal by Friday, February 2, 2018.

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About

At Steelcase Education, we have a passion for understanding how teaching and learning best takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help. That’s why we’re offering a grant for an active learning classroom. Each grant includes: furniture, design review, installation, onsite training and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool.

  • Choose from 4 classroom styles
  • Up to 30 students per classroom
  • Up to 16 grants awarded per year
  • Grant value: $67,000
  • Eligible Classrooms: Grades 6-12, colleges and universities
Key Dates

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How to Apply
1

Check eligibility

Answer a few questions to help determine if your classroom is eligible to receive a Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant. Am I eligible?

2

review resources

Learn about the grant parameters, classroom options, and recipient responsibilities. Download the Grant Proposal Guide and view other resources.

3

submit grant proposal

Complete the Grant Proposal Template to apply for the grant. Submit your completed proposal here.

Eligibility

Eligible academic institutions are ones that focus primarily on formal, instructor-led learning in a designated classroom.

  • Classroom located in the United States, U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico
  • Grades 6-12 or within a college or university
  • Up to 30 students

Am I Eligible?

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Eligible Applicants can choose one of the four Classrooms below

  • Active Learning Classroom 1

    With mobile, height-adjustable seats and tables that make room for a blend of casual and more formalized arrangements, this classroom offers students and instructors a high degree of control over the learning experience.

    Explore density requirements, benefits, different classroom modes, and included classroom furniture.
  • Active Learning Classroom 2

    Collaboration. Listening. Independent reading. Hands-on exercises. This classroom does it all – and invites engagement with clear zones to support different activities that may happen concurrently.

    Explore density requirements, benefits, different classroom modes, and included classroom furniture.
  • Active Learning Classroom 3

    Hands-on activities and less formal conversations can spark new thinking and understanding. This varied, mobile setting makes it easy to think, make and share together, and encourages trying something new.

    Explore density requirements, benefits, different classroom modes, and included classroom furniture.
  • Active Learning Classroom 4

    This classroom offers a variety of integrated choices for collaborating and focus, with a centralized lounge zone to support gatherings, quiet work, study and reflection.

    Explore density requirements, benefits, different classroom modes, and included classroom furniture.
Resources
  • ALC Grant Proposal Guide

    An in-depth document that covers all the necessary requirements and expectations to help educators complete the proposal template.

  • ALC Grant Proposal Template

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    Download this template to complete and submit.

  • ALC Grant Overview

    This high-level overview of the grant provides a quick summary of the program and detailed descriptions of each of the four classroom applications.

  • ALC Grant FAQ

    This regularly updated document features answers to questions about how the grant program works, who qualifies, and more.

  • ALC Grant Quick Start Checklist

    View this quick start checklist to see the grant timeline, eligibility requirements, what to expect, and next steps at-a-glance.

  • ALC Grant Agreement

    The legal agreement that recipients of the grant need to sign in order to get started on their new Active Learning Center classroom project.

  • Insights & Application Guide

    This comprehensive, 79 page guide shares insights, applications and solutions for active learning.

ALC Stories
University of Saint Mary Steelcase Education

University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas was a recipient of the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant. See how the University reimagined a space within their existing library to encourage active learning and collaboration.

active learning classroom

Boyce Middle School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a recipient of the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant. See how this school propelled their STEAM program and motivated students through the use of mobile, adaptable furniture and space design.


Past Recipient Data

Past Recipients by grade level

Past grant recipients by grade level

Past Recipients by school type

Past grant recipients by school type

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