Category: News Releases

Universal Design for Learning: How to create UDL classrooms that ‘bust the barriers’ for students

For many K–12 students, the path to learning is riddled with barriers, big and small. Universal Design for Learning is an inclusive approach that’s redefining those educational obstacles as valuable opportunities. Read More

Beyond Tree Stumps & Stepping Stones: Tips for Building Better Outdoor Learning Spaces

The benefits of outdoor learning for K–12 students are well documented. How to furnish those spaces remains a footnote. Read More

Smith System Announces Partnership with Landscape Forms

Smith System Collaborates with Landscape Forms to Launch ‘OpenSpaces’—Highly Durable Outdoor School Furniture for Enhanced Learning Experiences Read More

Leveraging Technology to Support Student Wellbeing

Before the pandemic struck schools, it was rare to hear “technology” and “wellbeing” in the same sentence. Now, K–12 educators are learning to leverage digital technologies to foster students’ wellbeing and inclusion throughout schools. Welcome to Part Two in our three-part blog series devoted to digital transformation trends in education. We’re aggregating top insights on Read More

Designing Flexible Learning Spaces for Ed Tech Integration

A generation ago, a school “laptop” literally meant your lap (i.e., a convenient place to park a textbook). “Gamification” was surviving dodgeball in gym class. Not anymore. Today, the tools and terms of digital transformation in the education sector continue to redefine school curricula and design. Foremost, schools – and the furniture within them – Read More

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Learning

There’s an undeniable digital transformation underway in K­­­–12 education. Its scope and pace are shaping the future of learning, teaching, and the physical spaces and furniture that support them, for sure. That’s the catalyst behind this three-part blog series devoted to the tsunamic effects of the K–12 digital transformation. We’ve aggregated top insights on three Read More

Smith System Launches Flowform® Learn Lounge

Smith System’s new Flowform™ Learn Lounge. The stylish product line offers comfortably casual furniture pieces that work in unison to also provide what’s missing in many non-traditional seating spaces – the ergonomic support and work surfaces to promote healthier, engaged learning postures. Read More

Smith System’s Dynamic Flavors Noodle Chair Wins 2013 Product Innovation Award

Responsive design, color options and appealing form earn Flavors Noodle Chair top honors from Architectural Products PLANO, TEXAS – (Dec. 18, 2013) – For enhancing student movement and attention throughout the school day, the Smith System Flavors™ Noodle™ Chair was named a furnishings winner in the 2013 Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards. The seating solution Read More