STEM curriculum is not a novel concept in the United States education system. However, with a workforce landscape that is evolving each year, and an increased need for people with complex problem-solving skills, the importance of STEM disciplines continues to grow.
In fact, the U.S Department of Education released a five-year plan in late 2018 that focuses on providing all schools with the resources and tools necessary to offer STEM programming at a high level. It has become very clear that the skills and knowledge gained from this type of educational curriculum remain top priority and importance moving forward.
Comfortable is not a word often associated with 2020. Changes in routines, strict guidelines, and uncertainty have disrupted comfort levels across the globe.
Educational institutions have not been immune either. However, schools are doing their best to reconcile this by bringing in furniture for their students and staff that is both highly functional and extremely comfortable.
The year 2020 has proven difficult for everyone. Quite possibly, the education industry has been the hardest hit in terms of the need for completely restructuring the existing system and daily operations.
Schools are not only having to decide whether to offer virtual or blended learning. If they choose to bring students and staff back in the building, they must also rethink the traditional classroom set up to be able to provide a safe space for learning.
School auditoriums come in a range of shapes and sizes, so measuring for curtains can be difficult. In addition, there are a multitude of curtain styles, finishes and fabric choices. Lastly, budgets for the arts in education are constantly shrinking, adding an extra level of difficulty when making selections.
Furnishing your auditorium with new curtains can add so much to the aesthetics and overall atmosphere, so we have tried to make all these choices easier. We will walk you through how to pick the best curtain for your school stage, going over the types of curtains, fabric selection and how to determine size requirements.
The year 2020 has presented educational institutions with unprecedented situations and circumstances.
The swift emergence of COVID-19 in the spring forced schools to close quickly without much warning.
Education then shifted to a virtual environment that was less than ideal in districts without adequate technology and infrastructures.
Whether private, public, or charter, things are going to be a bit different when schools reopen this year
This is especially true as the fall flu season approaches.
Companies like American Specialties Inc. are ready for the school year and already have dozens of options that include safe equipment and supplies for opening schools.
Educational institutions are hard at work developing plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
With many districts facing tight restrictions from local and state governments as well as CDC recommendations, some will return to the classroom as normal in August while others must adapt their spaces and routines to comply with these regulations.
Changing times bring the need of changing strategies. Because of COVID-19, companies have had to pivot to keep up with rapidly changing healthcare guidelines.
As a result, there has been an influx of new technologies.
One of these innovations is the portable, freestanding sneeze guard by SAFCO. The sneeze guard provides a safer alternative for necessary in-person interactions by limiting contact and the chance of passing the virus through respiratory droplets.
Since February 2020, we have seen the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States.
Our favorite retailers, restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and even schools have closed down in the name of “social distancing” in order to keep us safe from the rapid spread of COVID-19. Of all the organizations affected, the institutions that have had to change the fastest are school systems!
From distance teaching to e-learning, and even virtual commencement, these are the effects of COVID-19 on educational institutions
The collaborative learning approach encourages students to work together when solving problems. Gone are the days of traditional individual desk setups in classrooms.
Steps are being taken to continuously develop new products that create an atmosphere of collaboration among students.
With help from companies like SAFFE Furniture, collaborative learning spaces in schools are now becoming more common– benefiting both teachers and students.