Each year Commission staff plan, organize and deliver a series of webinars on a variety of topics that benefit public owners, design professionals and others interested in public construction.
Most webinars are recorded and posted to the webinar archive page so that these webinars can be accessed as training resources at the convenience of the viewer.
October 30, 2019, 10:00am EST
Continuing Education Credits**
1.0 LU/HSW (AIA CEUs credits pending approval), Certification of Participation, or Local Professional Development Credit.
Chris Gibbs, Principal, DLR Group
Matt Helgerson, Superintendent, Jordan Public Schools (MN)
Shamus P. O'Meara, Managing Shareholder, O'Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl (MN)
Melanie Drerup, Chief of Planning, OFCC
The evolution of learning and learning systems is inevitable and is influenced by numerous factors. Creating learning environments that students and staff feel safe and secure is fundamental and takes more than cameras and a double entry vestibule. The most physically secure buildings can conjure up a sense of fear and a more vulnerable atmosphere than a building that has open, bright, and flexible spaces. With advancements in modern technology and new understandings of the learning process, the educational environments of today must not only be designed to support new ways of teaching and learning but also address safety and security issues. Delivering these spaces requires educators, planners and architects to work collaboratively, addressing safety and security concerns while creating spaces that bring joy and are welcoming to students, staff, and community.
This webinar will explore design concepts that promote safe and secure environments as well as the importance of a community-driven design process. Presenters will provide practical solutions around these concepts for both new and renovated building projects and will encourage participants to engage by asking questions and sharing ideas throughout.
1. Examine educational spaces and how safety and security measures can impact the environment where students learn.
2. Describe how concern for student safety and security is driving the need to redefine and reconfigure educational facilities.
3. Apply practical solutions, techniques, and strategies to plan and design safe and secure learning environments.
4. Define and explain what is required to make new and renovated educational facilities safe and secure while also embracing changes to educational delivery models and taking into consideration quality of spaces for occupants.
**Important note regarding CEUs and Certificates of Participation:
If you are interested in receiving a certificate of participation for your attendance at an OFCC webinar, you will need to individually register and then individually login / logout for the webinar. GoToWebinar provides us with a login and logout time for each attendee which acts as the digital documentation of your attendance for certification and auditing purposes. In order to receive either continuing education credits or a certificate of participation, attendees must attend the entire webinar.
Credit is not offered to attendees who watch an OFCC webinar in a group environment.
This process has been approved by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and the Ohio Architects Board / Ohio Landscape Architects Board.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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