Get updates on school furniture products and trends for preschool and K-12 learning environments.
CDI Spaces is a leader in student furniture and interiors in Alberta. Our consultants can come to your school to lead an education session and help you review your options. To book your session, contact us today.
The goal of the Outdoor Classroom is simple: to increase the quantity, quality, and benefits of outdoor experiences for children.
The Outdoors is an Important Learning Environment
Learning takes place outdoors that doesn't occur indoors. It is important, then, that outdoor environments be as richly and thoughtfully equipped as indoor ones. Children should be able to move seamlessly between indoors and outdoors; their play and learning should be as easy in one place as the other. Adults should not treat one location as more educational than the other.
Let our team at CDI Spaces transform your outdoor space into a learning environment where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature.
The VistaLine Rubber Products is designed to create activity areas, stepping stumps and also to serve as unique, natural seating. The VistaLine products create great play option and enhance children's natural play habits.
At the Palliser District Teachers' Convention we held a draw to win one of the innovative Virco Analogy Series Rocking Chairs and the winner was Kristina Rentz, associate principal at Prairie Waters School in Chestermere. Pictured collecting the prize from CDI spaces team member Linda Hopp is Prairie Waters principal, Ryan Siemens, who accepted on behalf of Kristina. Congratulations!
We wanted to acknowledge some of the charitable work Gladys Hrabec, CDI spaces Business Development Professional, does with Dreams Take Flights, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing a trip-of-a-lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children.
Gladys recently traveled to Los Angeles with a group of volunteers and excited youngsters where they paid a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, California for a one-day trip full of fun and happiness.
By the end of this year Dream Flights will have taken more than 25,000 children to the happiest place on earth and it thanks to caring volunteers like Gladys that donate their time that means they can continue to bring hope and happiness to those who need it most.
Below are a few of the photos of Gladys Dream Flights trip. If you would like to know more about their mission, please click here.
CDI Spaces are pleased to be attending the Treaty 6 Education Conference on Feb 8th - 10th.
We will be doing a presentation on February 10th from 8:45 - 10:15 AM talking about the benefits of Balanced Learning Environments and the way they empowers students by not only recognizing their individual learning and communication styles but also supports flexible teaching styles.
Plus we will have copies of our brand new 2017 CDI spaces furniture catalogue on hand. We look forward to seeing you there.
At the end of November, CDI Spaces held two very successful workshops in Calgary and Edmonton focused on the topic of designing innovative classrooms that enhance student attention and facilitate the best learning experience possible.
The presentation by Zoe Mailloux, internationally recognized for her expertise in child development and Craig Ward, CDI Spaces Balanced Learning Environment Consultant, was very well received by the audience of teachers, administrators, superintendents and education support personnel.
If you couldn't attend one of the workshops you can download the slideshow that that was presented here. If you have any questions about the topics talked about in this download, please feel free to contact us.
We wanted to thank everybody who took the time to attend these workshops, and we are looking forward to hosting more informative events like this in 2017.
Meet Cellular™ by Oi. After been installed in learning commons and lounge areas across Canada, early adopters marvel at how fun, flexible, scaleable, creative, and colourful their environments have become since installing.
Cellular™ can be set up by anyone ages 3 to 93. Multiple cells can be ‘ganged’ together using ‘base locks’ to create cellscapes, cushions assembled—and reassembled—effortlessly.
Made in Canada and constructed from 100% recyclable moulded plastic there is minimal waste at the beginning and end of this modular systems life. If you have any questions about Cellular™ we would love to hear from you.
You are going to love Feek. This fun, comfortable, reconfigurable and highly durable double coated foam offering. Featuring distinct designs, bold colors, and interesting shapes, Feek brings every space to life.
Best of all, With Feek you can see how far your creativity can go. Feek's custom capabilities allow anybody to make a unique statement and the freedom to bring their unique vision to life. Feek is 100% recyclable, moisture resistant, hygienic and made in America with short leads times.
Thanks to the wide range of flexible educational furniture options CDI Spaces offers, we are able to accommodate learning environment of all sizes and offer solutions that will work effectively for the space.
We were recently presented with this challenge in a school in Beiseker. This had quite a small space for a K-12 learning commons, but with the correct furniture choice and arrangement they were able to provide collobrative areas for students of all ages.
We have been working closely with the Sheldon Coates Elementary School in Grand Cache to redevelop their existing learning commons environment.
Our goal with furnishing this space was to provide a flexible and adaptable learning environment that is welcoming, safe and engaging, where the quiet library of old is replaced with the hum of activity and at the same time enhances the learning experience of students.
CDI Spaces education team members are pleased to be attending two key events in October.
Firstly, Linda Hopp and Craig Ward will be at the Treaty Seven Educational Conference on Oct 11th and 12th at the Grey Eagle Casino in Calgary, AB.
They will be doing a presentation on Balanced Learning Environments on both days and will also have a booth showcasing our educational furniture solutions.
Linda and Craig will also be attending the AEFAA – Alberta Educational Facilities Administrators Association meet and greet evening on October 19th.
Linda and Craig will be happy to show you the good work CDI Spaces are doing in schools across Alberta at their booth.
CDI Spaces recently created the three coloring postcards shown below that are going to be sent to schools across Alberta. We wanted to give both hard working teachers and their dedicated students the ability to use these unique postcards to rejuvenate, relax and express their creativity.
Over 10,000 of these postcards have been printed and been sent to schools in Alberta along with our famous mousepad calendars so keep an eye our for them in the coming weeks.
We are also making these prints available on our website as PDF versions so you can download them yourself and print them out at your convenience. Click on each picture shown below to start the download.
Craig Ward, our Balanced Learning Environment Consultant, spends a lot of his time visiting schools across Alberta explaining the key advantages for both students and teachers that come from having a balanced learning environment.
Craig recently presented at the Living Waters Catholic Division in Whitecourt, AB. Located on the eastern border of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
CDI Spaces would be happy to visit your school and lead an education session to help you review your options for a better learning space. Contact us today to learn more and book your own presentation.
As a leader in student furniture and interiors in Alberta, CDI Spaces are pleased to offer the Virco line of educational furniture.
They offer practical solutions for classroom flexibility including these adaptable tables that work equally well as stand-alone work stations or as part of a larger collaboration space to accommodate diverse teaching styles.
Contact CDI Spaces today to see how we can help create a versatile educational space for your students.
CDI Spaces are pleased to offer Mien Company's innovative active learning furniture line in Alberta that promotes student engagement and creative thinking while reflecting a school’s culture.
Products include these J4F Stools that keep students active and engaged with a seat that features a self-balancing base.
Your team came this morning and did an excellent job – thank you. They placed my furniture in the way that I had initially wanted, but we thought it wasn’t possible, so I’m very happy.
Denis Gauthier. Principal.
Sister Annata Brockman School