Resources for Architects & Interior Designers

Creating purposeful learning environments promotes growth and success. We provide our Architect and Interior Design partners with the resources and tools needed to make these engaging learning environments to equip and engage students from birth to grade 12.

Continuing Education Unit Courses

AIA Approved Continuing Education - IDCEC Approved

Maintain your designer and architect certification status with organizations like IIDA and AIA through our multiple IDCEC and AIA approved courses. Courses account for one credit hour and many are Health, Safety, & Welfare designated.

Creating Safe, Inclusive Spaces for Creativity and Collaboration

Learn how to create modern learning spaces that help foster creativity and collaboration in a safe and inclusive way for everyone.

6 Essential Design Elements of a Modern, Inclusive Learning Space

Learn how to design modern, inclusive learning spaces that support rich, dynamic modern instruction that can meet all of these challenges.

Acoustics and Educational Pedagogy Course The Synergy Between

Learn about solutions that create synergy between the architecture and the classroom environment to optimize student learning, student recruitment, and teacher retention.

Building Future Ready CTE Classroom Environments and Innovation Labs

Hear some tips on starting or expanding your program, the elements to consider in your program, and see some great new environments for students.

Esports Design

This program isn’t just playing video games, but a great way to engage many students on your campus. Come learn security considerations for labs, the impact of lighting and acoustics, and environments suited to support a great program.

Best Practices to Create Early Childhood Environments

This course provides a general overview for setting up a purposeful environment in order to create an early childhood classroom that allows children to feel safe, gain independence and engage with people and materials to foster learning.

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Contact us to sign up for a continuing education course.

Resources

Download Brochures & Catalogs

Peruse literature that’s been designed with you in mind. Featuring every product by name and model number along with featured colors and materials, brochures also include product line cards so you can see the collection in its entirety.

Learning Environments Brochure Cover

Learning Environments

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Early Childhood Brochure Cover

Early Childhood

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Cafeterias Brochure Cover

Cafeterias

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Multi-sensory Environments Brochure Cover

Multi-sensory Environments

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Soft Seating Brochure Cover

Soft Seating

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CTE Agricultural Lab Brochure Cover

CTE Agricultural Lab

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Colors and Materials Guide

Colors & Materials Guide

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Color Chips & Finish Samples

Be sure colors and materials look just the way you want by requesting a physical sample before placing an order.

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MRL - My Resource Lab

Find all the product information, images, symbology, and resource downloads you need with convenient MRL binders for both our private furniture lines, Classroom Select® and Childcraft®.

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EXPERT DESIGN & End-to-End Learning Environment Project Management

From interior design through project installation, our exclusive Projects By Design® service provides a consultative approach to learning environments.

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Subject Matter Experts

Learn from dedicated education experts. Our Subject Matter Experts have worked extensively in schools and districts and are uniquely able to understand customers needs. Their insights are available to you through blogs, and professional development courses available face-to-face and online.

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Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly, Art

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Nadine Dresbach

Nadine Dresbach, Art

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Jennifer Fernandezr

Jennifer Fernandez, Early Childhood

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Laura Nicole Hill

Laura Nicole Hill, Instructional Solutions

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Kathy Descamps

Kathy Descamps, PE, Health & Wellness, CATCH Specialist

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Naomi Hartl

Naomi Hartl, Science/STEM

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Cecilia Cruse

Cecilia Cruse, Special Needs

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Dr. Sue Ann Highland

Dr. Sue Ann Highland, National Education Strategist

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Michael Simler

Michael Simler, School Safety

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Joseph Wilson

Joseph Wilson, School Safety

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Ming B. Almendral

Ming B. Almendral, CID, Senior Director of Design

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School Specialty Innovation Center

Innovation Center displaying various classroom setups.

We’ve brought together today’s top future-ready learning environment solutions in an incredible 6,885 square foot showroom–with inspiring and effective vignettes for every type of space in the school.

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Get inspired by our learning environments gallery.

A modern learning environment.

Reimagine classrooms, physical education spaces, collaborative areas, sensory spaces, early childhood areas, cafeterias, & makerspaces.

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Check out our new online shopping experience.

Look for the SELECT OPTIONS button on many Classroom Select and Childcraft products and click to select your options. You can view and change color and finish options in real time – plus rotate the product to see them from all angles.

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Everything you need – all from one source

School Specialty offers more depth and breadth than any other single source. We manufacture our own quality brands as well as having relationships with top vendors of furniture, supplies, and learning materials that we leverage to your advantage.

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Educator Resources

The Schoolyard Podcast

The Schoolyard Podcast

Join host Nancy Chung, experienced educator and influencer, as her expert guests discuss educational trends, seasonally relevant topics, as well as new and proven solutions in all areas of education.

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The Schoolyard Blog

Our long-running blog series is your source for hundreds of resources, ideas, inspirations, and tips for every type of learning space. They all await you, sorted by topic.

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On-Demand Webinars

On-demand webinars by our Subject Matter Experts let you learn about the topics that interest you, on your schedule.

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Schoolyard Connect - Ideas and Resources for Educators

The Schoolyard Connect

Find all our education resources available right at your fingertips. You’ll find helpful information, tips, and trends in the world of education. From early childhood to high school, and topics including everything from lesson plans, expert advice, family engagement, and more!

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