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Inspiring Learning: Award-Winning Hajjar STEM Center Fosters Learning in Unexpected Places

Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center. Image © Paúl Rivera

In my October 2014 post, “The State of STEM: Aligning Design with Pedagogy,” I reported on the lofty aspirations around the design of the new STEM building at the Dwight-Englewood School, where we sought to create a new paradigm for a STEM facility that aligned with strategies we created with the School in our research paper, “ The ABC’s of STEM.” This past September, the building was opened with huge anticipation and excitement, dedicated as the Hajjar STEM Center. In translating our research into practice, some key design elements and lessons learned emerged:

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