A roundtable discussion on Designing Safer Schools emphasizing school community is being organized by AIA|Los Angeles for March 5th from 4:00 to 6:00pm. This meeting is a follow-up to the Designing Safer School Panel Discussion held in August 2018. This important workshop brings together school administrators, educators, parents, and students from a variety of communities. We will have a breakout session as part of the program where you can listen, learn, and share your own experience.
Input from the workshop will guide recommendations on school safety that will be submitted to the AIA|National and to governmental organizations to guide future school safety policies.
This event will be held at John Adams Middle School located at 2425 16th Street, Santa Monica.
|WHAT||A roundtable workshop bringing together school administrators, educators, parents, and students from a variety of communities to gather input on school safety. The workshop is a follow-up to the AIA LA Designing Safer Schools panel discussion held on August 23.|
|WHO||Santa Monica Malibu USD (SMMUSD) administrators will start the workshop with a presentation about the district’s new security pilot projects. The AIA|Los Angeles will moderate the discussion and the roundtable will be led by representatives from Association for Learning Environments, Vantage Technology Consulting Group, DLR Group, NAC Architecture, and Berliner Architects.|
|WHY||Input from the workshop will guide recommendations on school safety, showing how school environments for contemporary education can be developed to reduce the incidence of crime and daily threats. These recommendations will be submitted to the AIA at the national level and to governmental organizations to guide future policy.|
Table topics for breakout groups:
- Steps to prevent and to prepare for both daily threats and emergencies.
- Measures both to increase the perception of safety and to make the physical environment safer.
- How would a trauma informed school improve safety?
- What physical and cultural shifts are needed to make a school welcoming yet safer?
- How do we manage the check-in and pick up challenge?
- What can you imagine doing (physical and programmatic) that engages all community members?