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.
· How can an intentional process aligned to the design thinking cycle be used to systematically renovate learning spaces to better align with current research on teaching and learning?
· How can we systematically learn from our stakeholders (students, teachers, parents) to inform future space iterations and maximize ROI?