Align to Thrive
Align to Thrive is a collaborative, interactive workshop to begin aligning a school or district’s learning ecosystem.
What's an aligned learning ecosystem?
An aligned learning ecosystem is one where vision, environment, and human capacity work together as interdependent parts to strengthen and sustain one another.
Human capacity should cultivate unique pathways for success that are aligned to the vision and contribute to thriving learners. Ideally, this focuses more on relationships & growth and less on ranking and sorting.
A living vision is collectively owned and should uniquely capture the local context for equitable learning where all people are in a position to flourish. More learner-centered; less school-centered.
Environments should be designed for learner agency and collective well-being, ensuring that every child is seen, heard, valued, and loved. They should be more agile & welcoming; less rigid & institutional.
What's the workshop experience?
Align to Thrive is a highly interactive virtual workshop comprised of two 75-minute virtual sessions. It is geared for schools and districts who are looking to build coherence around an aligned learning ecosystem.
What's the purpose of the workshop?
What are the objectives of the workshop?
Understand the interdependent parts of your unique learning ecosystem
Recognize where your misalignments exist.
Build deeper coherence for the vision of your school or district.
Founding Partner at Fielding International, Randy has been creating environments where learners thrive for several decades, winning prestigious school design awards along the way. In Align to Thrive, Randy will share best design practices to move towards an aligned learning ecosystem.
Dr. Erin Raab
Having recently completed her Ph.D. on education systems at Stanford University, Dr. Raab works to create more equitable systems for learning. In Align to Thrive, Dr. Raab will unpack how systems can be transformed by identifying the right problem to solve and questions to ask.
Senior Learning Designer at Fielding International and USA Country Lead at HundrED, Nathan approaches school design with an innovative educator lens. In Align to Thrive, Nathan will be the primary facilitator of the fun and engaging learning activities.
Case Study: The Alignment Journey
Fielding International architects and learning designers worked closely with Strathcona-Tweedsmuir in Alberta, Canada to align their vision and human capacity with a new school facility. Students, educators, and community members came together through facilitated workshops and planning to align their learning ecosystem by design.
This animation video was created to help teachers and students visualize the future of learning they helped to shape. We hope it helps others now see what can come out walking the walk of an alignment journey.
Who We Are
Fielding International exists to make the world better by improving environments for learning. As an interdisciplinary team of architects and educators, we partner with school organizations to design learning spaces and experiences that promote student agency, enrich well-being, and cultivate authentic learning communities. With nearly two decades of award-winning educational facilities across 50+ countries, we remain deeply committed to reimagining the future of education alongside the communities we serve.