Central Elementary gets $1 million donation for space center

Braley Dodson  | Daily Herald The $1 displayed on the cutout of the spaceship wasn’t impressing the students of Central Elementary School in Pleasant Grove. Neither was the $10 revealed when another cover was pulled to show the next number in the donation. And then the next zero was uncovered, and the next, and the […]

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Alpine embarks on new mission to rebuild space center

Deseret News  |  Utah PLEASANT GROVE — A captain and her team confront totalitarian leaders and weigh whether to grant asylum to interstellar refugees as they work to repair their spaceship. Then they go outside for recess. The simulation based in a Pleasant Grove elementary school draws on more than just astronomy. At the Christa […]

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St. John Properties, Inc. Named NAIOP 2018 Developer of the Year

NAIOP  |  News Baltimore-based commercial real estate developer honored for industry innovation NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected St. John Properties, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, as the 2018 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor. St. John Properties is a commercial real estate developer and owner with 19 million […]

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UMD re-thinks campus space to better reflect ‘the future of education’

Education Dive  |  Autumn A Arnett Dive Brief:   The University of Maryland is one of a number of institutions across the country that is re-designing its physical spaces to better achieve the teaching and learning outcomes the university has identified as optimal, as it looks to move away from the traditional professor-at-the-front lecture style. […]

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A New High-Tech Learning Center Changed How These Professors Teach

The Chronicle of Higher Education  |  Julia Schmalz When the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center opened this fall at the University of Maryland at College Park, students were not the only ones learning. Faculty members using the high-tech spaces designed for collaborative learning found that they had to rethink their pedagogy to take […]

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Linking Youth to New Experiences

I95 Business Magazine  |  Linda Esterson Grasmick’s LYNX Program Transforms Public Education   A few years ago, Laurene Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, launched an effort to innovate America’s high schools. She pledged $50 million, inviting school personnel and business leaders to submit proposals for funding needed to launch new initiatives. While this […]

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New frontiers in education

The Baltimore Sun  |  Gregory J. Alexander, Contributing writer New frontiers in education New high-tech facilities change the face of learning   Long gone are the days where a professor stands at a lectern at the front of the class, while students feverishly take handwritten notes. Nowhere is this more evident than the new Edward […]

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Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students?

Chronicle of Higher Education  |  Shannon Najmabadi When Melissa Hayes-Gehrke set foot in a new active-learning classroom here at the University of Maryland, she says it felt like “coming home.” Ms. Hayes-Gehrke, a principal lecturer in astronomy on this flagship campus, had begun incorporating active learning into her lectures years ago, asking students to conduct […]

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A New Level of Learning and Teaching

TERP  |  Lauren Brown Take a spin in the newest building at Maryland to discover the classrooms of the future. The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, named for the Baltimore developer, philanthropist and 1961 alumnus who donated $10 million toward its construction, opened in May with the ambitious goal of transforming teaching and […]

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