After careful deliberation the organizing committees of A4LE events have decided that it will be in the best interest of all delegates to postpone upcoming events through May. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our members and delegates. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID – 19 (“Coronavirus”) and subsequent declarations of emergencies and health crisis concerns from local, state, provincial and federal government officials, we felt the need to take this course of action.
At this time, A4LE staff and volunteers are negotiating to find alternative dates that are suitable for postponement of events. The planning committees have promised stellar events, and we do not want to lose that momentum. We will be seeking a remedy to this that will carry all of the hard work forward, taking all events to fruition at a later date. We will continue to update on the progress.
The Northeast Region, Southeast Region, and Virginia Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments are combining forces in 2020 to bring you A4LE East: Inside the Mind of the Learner.
This three-day conference to be held in April in Washington DC will assemble the best minds up and down the east coast and beyond to study, explore, and discuss school facility planning, design, and operations from the perspective of the students for whom we direct our efforts.
We will pursue five tracks – social and emotional learning, school safety and security, equity in education, student-centered learning, and redefining academic success – to better understand the impact each has on students within the context of what we do as school planners, designers, builders, and operators. Students, educators, academics, policy makers, school counselors, child psychologists, school planners and designers, builders, building operators, school suppliers, school safety experts, and anyone else with a compelling interest in learning environments are invited to join!