How innovative design transforms classrooms into safe NextGen learning spaces for students with elevated ACE scores
THURSDAY | APRIL 2, 2020
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
An ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. Almost HALF the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more serious childhood traumas—which can negatively affect their ability to engage in learning. This presentation first delves into evidenced-based research that explains the physical effects on the brain, statistics, and outcomes of students with an ACE score. Then presents examples to the AEC industry to make students feel safe, connected and ready to learn—with technology and innovative design solutions. Then, we’ll discuss how SUSD’s Washington Elementary School—offers all students a safe sense of place in their lesson plans and talk about the positive behavioral impact they are making.