Align to Thrive
Align to Thrive is a workshop to identify misalignments between a school’s vision, learning environment, and educational program and create actions to address them.
What's an aligned learning ecosystem?
An aligned learning ecosystem is one where vision, environment, and the educational program work together as interdependent parts to strengthen and sustain one another.
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.
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.
Educational program includes curriculum, pedagogy, and educational structures such as use of time and assessments.
What's the workshop experience?
Align to Thrive is an interactive workshop comprised of two sessions. It is geared for schools or districts who are looking to build awareness of their current ecosystem and develop an action plan to cultivate more a equitable, learner-centered future.
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.
As a Senior Learning Designer at Fielding International, Jill leverages her background in project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and language acquisition to authentically coach teachers to grow their capacity.
Senior Learning Designer at Fielding International and USA Country Lead at HundrED, Nathan approaches school design with an inventive educator lens. In Align to Thrive, Nathan will be the primary facilitator of the joyful, relevant, 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.