Chris Beingessner

Middle School Deputy Principal Singapore American School

Chris Beingessner joined Singapore American School in July 2015 as a middle school deputy principal. Prior to coming to SAS, he was a vice principal in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, for five years, and before that taught high school English and math. He has also taught in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and began his career teaching middle school in small towns around Saskatchewan.

In Regina, Chris was involved in the planning of the integrated North Central Shared Facility, an innovative project aimed to support the diverse needs of the inner city. Since coming to SAS, Chris has worked closely with Fielding Nair International to plan pathfinding spaces at SAS is middle school. One of the pillars of personalized learning at SAS is flexible learning environments, focussing on not only flexible space, but also flexible use of student and teacher time, and integrating content across subject areas.


Monday, August 26th, 2019

4:30 PM Workshop D: Transforming Learning Spaces to Enhance Student Learning

During this interactive workshop, the facilitators will share how Singapore American School is transforming traditional classroom spaces into more flexible learning environments that meet a wide variety of student learning needs and programs. In addition, workshop participants will begin to explore their own beliefs about learning spaces and how these beliefs influence the final design.  Participants will also look at different ways to approach renovating existing spaces in shorter time frames in order to minimise the disruption to student learning.
Key Learning Outcomes:
·         Designing new collaborative areas with flexibility in mind
·         Clearly defining the desired outcomes of the new space and determining ways to gather evidence
·         Engaging with stakeholders during the planning process and gathering feedback from stakeholders in the new space
·         Looking beyond the space: Aligning structures and pedagogical practices to the physical space


Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Chris.

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