HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS SUMMIT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Houston Zoo, Brown Education Center
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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About this Event
The goal of this summit is to bring together local school district leadership, design and engineering professionals, and community members to discuss:
- What is a 21st Century School and how do they support 21st Century learning environments?
- How can we fund, design, build and operate more of them in our region?
- How does resiliency play a part in school design?
Please join us for a morning of presentations and dialogue at the Houston Zoo on September 28, 2017 to explore the intersection of high performance schools and enhanced learning environments.
Juliet Stipeche, the Education Director for the City of Houston, will kick off the event by discussing how High Performance Schools can play a part in creating social equity and how schools play a role in Mayor Turner’s Complete Communities plan, in addition to discussing the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston area schools.
Mike Dieterich will discuss the pros & cons of certifying with the different certification programs and focus on Ops & Maintenance. He will share his experience with DC Public Schools and how they were able to turn around their schools from being examples of poor conditions and high operating expenses to money-saving buildings that children love to learn in.
A panel of architects from Kirksey, Gensler, and Rogers will discuss strategies for achieving High Performance Schools and share examples of resiliency and cost-saving techniques used in schools.
Anisa Hemming, Director of the Center for Green Schools, will share her passion for green schools and Lessons Learned from her work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and how those lessons can apply to a post-Harvey Houston.
This event will also be the kick-off for the High Performance Schoolsl Leadership Coalition and the Gensler Schools Design Competition. Come to learn more about both of those!
The event will be a short, but impactful morning, full of people passionate about making the places our children learn the best they can be.