New York Chapter

Chapter Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.

Chapter Member Care Manager: Edi Francesconi

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Upcoming Programs

Chapter School Tour

Thursday, January 25, 2018
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Maple Hill High School
1216 Maple Hill Road
Castleton, NY 12033

Join the New York Chapter for a presentation and tour of Maple Hill Middle School, Schodack CSD, Castleton, NY.

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Private Sector Members: $20
Private Sector Non-Members: $45
School District Employees/Educators: FREE

2 AIA HSW CEUs available

Maple Hill
Maple Hill

The Capital Project began under the leadership of former Superintendent Bob Horan, who strongly believed that design has a significant impact on teaching and learning. Developing a school that allowed for significant improvements to outdated classrooms while taking advantage of modern design throughout the rest of the building was a must. Through multiple site visits, research, and collaboration with various stakeholders, Mr. Horan's vision of a modern school facility began to take shape. Through a collaborative effort with our architects, Synthesis, and our project management firm, Turner Construction, and our furniture vendor, Meteor, a complete renovation of the 2017 Blue Ribbon Award winning Maple Hill High School is underway. The new learning environment offers enhanced security, non-traditional learning spaces, and creative design that builds student ownership and fosters teamwork and collaboration. The planning began over 5 years ago and once the project is complete, it will allow for the district to vacate the current Maple Hill Middle School and reconfigure to a K-6 Castleton Elementary School and 7-12 Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School. The expected completion date for the entire project is August 2018.

As part of the presentation, participants will:
  • Learn from a host of representatives from Schodack CSD, Synthesis Architects, and Turner Construction about the collaborative efforts of all involved to help make the district's vision for the project a reality.
  • Learn about the process used to gather input from various stakeholder groups to inform the design process.
  • Better understand how the vision for the learning environment, our beliefs in teaching and learning, and the culture of the district influenced the design of the facility.
  • Have an opportunity to engage in a question and answer session.
  • Tour the building.

The maximum number of people that can attend: 50


3:00 – 4:00 pm Presentation
4:00 – 5:00 pm Walking Tour
5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking Event at Fort Orange Brewery
450 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12204
Details to follow

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