Classroom Improvement Project

Transforming outdated classrooms into 21st century learning spaces

Responding to student input, in 2019 the School of Education Board of Advisors launched a campaign to support a Classroom Improvement Project to revitalize our aging physical learning environments into dynamic, modern spaces.

As a result of generous philanthropic investments, by 2022 we had successfully transformed three classrooms into 21st century instructional and technologically forward research spaces that invite collaboration and innovation for our exceptional faculty and students.

  • Academic Surge, Room 2363, completed October 2021
    Renamed The PowerSchool and Microsoft Digital Learning Lab after the generous donors who funded renovations, this lab now provides teaching credential students with access to the training and tools they need, including state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and leading education software solutions.
  • Academic Surge, Room 2362, completed August 2021
    Renovations to the Instructional Learning Lab were made possible by numerous individual donors who responded to our students’ request for upgraded classroom environments. 
  • Academic Surge, Room 2377, completed October 2022
    This fully renovated and upgraded classroom was named the Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt Learning Lab in honor of longtime supporters Sandi Redenbach (’72, Cred. ’73) and Ken Gelatt (’67, Cred. ’68) whose generous gift made renovations possible.

The before and after photos below demonstrate the impact of our donors’ support. Our thanks to all our supporters and the Board of Advisors for their partnership as we continue to set the bar for groundbreaking educational teaching, research, and leadership. 

Classroom 2362, Academic Surge Building



Classroom 2363, Academic Surge Building



Classroom 2377, Academic Surge Building



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