Schools as a Teaching Tool

Title Abstract Publication Date
Designs on Sustainability and Learning. Uses DuPont, Washington's Pioneer Middle School as an example of a sustainable facility that figures prominently in the curriculum. Electronic displays within the building illustrate energy... 12/31/2008
Diamond Ranch High School. Engages Architecture in the Act of Education. Diamond Ranch speaks to students experientially through a physically kinetic architectural language that encourages student inquiry and provokes curiosity. Includes description, photographs, and... 05/31/2010
Eastern Mennonite U Dashboard Educates Residents on Energy Use. Describes how Eastern Mennonite University, a small liberal arts Christian college in Virginia, is making an energy usage dashboard available to the campus residents and visitors for its newest... 03/29/2011
Eco School. The Eco School information pack contains 10 sections outlining specific school areas that can be assessed by students for meeting the needs of all its users, the extent to which they use and abuse... 12/31/1998
Eco-Friendly Campuses as Teaching Tools. Sustainable design projects offer academic communities the opportunity to make the design and operations of their campuses part of the larger lessons of social and environmental responsibility that... 09/30/2008
Educational Landscapes: Developing School Grounds as Learning Places In response to today's concern for the environment and growing curricular demands to teach about the natural world, educators are discovering the power of a school's surrounding outdoors... 12/31/1998
Elements of Green. Discusses incorporating green design into school construction, asserting that schools can improve their impact on the environment and reduce their operating costs while educating people about the... 07/31/2002
Engaging Places: A Resource to Support Teaching and Learning Through Buildings and Places British guide to using buildings and places for learning. Includes lesson plans, teaching resources about architecture and design, great places to visit or learn about, organisations, events and... 12/31/2010
Function Follows Form: Building the Foundations for Student Achievement Employing School as a Teaching Tool Protocol, a Place-Based Learning Approach. Reviews principles of using a school building as a teaching tool, including a seven-point protocol for engaging the facility into the curriculum. Includes 24 references. 12/31/2010
Garthwaite Center for Science & Art at the Cambridge School of Weston. Presents a video profile of this private high school building that features a waste wood pellet boiler, composting toilets, and visual access to the systems that enables the building to serve as a... 12/31/2008
GEF School as a Teaching Tool Curriculum Overview. Explores the relationship between a school's built environment, human ecology and natural ecology. The curriculum is aligned with USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) guidelines for what... 12/31/2009
Getting Students Involved In Energy Efficiency Can Lead To Big Energy Cost Savings For School Districts Districts are getting creative and looking for energy savings through occupant engagement initiatives, and, at districts like Douglas County, finding that engaged students are also highly effective... 05/31/2012
Going Green by Thinking Blue. Discusses the use of rainwater as a teaching tool, by creating rain gardens bioswales, permeable pavers, and green roofs at school facilities. Explanations of these four features and advice on how to... 03/31/2009
Grading Green Results. Discusses three universities' experience with sustainable design. Despite minor issues, all three institutions are saving energy and are pleased as well with the ability to use the building as a... 08/31/2010
Green Building Initiatives: A Platform for Student Education Describes building initiatives and solutions that make the Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Virginia healthier and save money on energy costs. Students also have the opportunity to take... 03/31/2012
Green Building Program Provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers. The GEF Green Building Program educates K-12 students on green building attributes and benefits, and provides them with the... 12/31/2011
Green Gem. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Skyline High School's focus on conservation and sustainability guides project to LEED silver certification – while providing an ecological education for students. 05/25/2011
Green School Grounds: A Collaborative Development and Research Project in Malmö, Sweden School ground greening projects may result in a multitude of benefits for pupils, schools and entire communities. This field report describes a project called “Green school grounds” in Malmö, Sweden... 03/31/2012
Green Schools as High Performance Learning Facilities. Defines a “green” school and its benefits to operational savings, health, pedagogy, and the environment. Planning, design, and operations considerations are detailed, while addressing site selection... 08/31/2010
Green Schools Create Learning Tools. Illustrates design for passive seasonal heating, cooling, and daylighting that students can monitor as part of the learning program. 12/31/2004
Green Schools Revolution Written by educational specialists, this is a free, creative, cross-curricular resource and it's available to all UK Primary and Secondary schools. It helps bring together teachers, parents,... 12/31/2010
Green Schools That Teach: Identifying Attributes of Whole-School Sustainability. The combination of green school design, green organizational behavior, and aligned educational goals sets the stage for the attributes of green schools to become teaching tools. School facilities,... 06/30/2011
Green Schools: An Opportunity to Teach. Describes need for green facilities to be planned and designed with teachers and administrators, in order to ensure that the components of a green school provide instructional opportunities. 04/30/2010
High Tech Designs Offer Integrated Educational Opportunities for Students. Recommends configuring school HVAC, solar hot water, photovoltaics, and daylighting systems so that they can be integrated into the curriculum. 12/31/2004
Higher Education Construction. Building Hallowed Halls for Future Generations. Projects at colleges and universities provide designers and builders with an opportunity to produce quality buildings with an eye towards cutting-edge design concepts and sustainability. Modern... 07/31/2007

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