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2017 NAIS Conference Recap

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Project Architect, Keith Peiffer enjoyed the opportunity to spend some time with educators at the 2017 Annual Conference for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) held at the Baltimore Convention Center between March 1st and 3rd. In addition to playing with Little Bits and seeing the latest furniture innovations from Smith System and VS, Keith was able to attend some insightful workshops within the Classroom Experience track. Themes of diversity and active learning were clearly evident throughout the talks.

Teachers from the Synapse School in Menlo Park, California, a laboratory school associated with the 6seconds organization, explained how their school is integrating emotional intelligence and social-emotional learning (SEL) within their Science, Technology, Enginnering, Arts and Math (STEAM) curriculum. During their talk, the presenters modeled their unique curricular…

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