To effectively begin the Long-Range Facility Planning process, the District is currently engaged in the development of new Education Specifications that will be utilized through the year 2030.
ED SPEC SUMMIT 1
ED SPEC SUMMIT 2
Evolving curricula, instructional methods, and student learning styles data assisted teams as they defined the framework that will drive future design needs in Keller ISD. Particular attention was given to adjacencies as well as those criteria that will establish the detailed prerequisites for all future spaces. Visual descriptions were identified in order to clarify the space requirements as to “look and feel.”
What are Education Specifications?
Education Specifications are design standards and concepts used by school districts to guide new school facility construction and major space renovations to create engaging and effective learning environments. By Texas law, districts are required to adopt Education Specifications. Keller ISD's current Education Specifications were developed in 2005-2006. Education Specifications define, both narratively and graphically, how learning may occur, and establish performance expectations for Keller ISD facilities, by incorporating principles and strategies for successful teaching and learning within the built environment. In developing these Education Specifications, Keller ISD is embracing modernization of its facilities to align with and support next generation learning as envisioned by the District's core values and KISD Visioning.
Education Specifications Committee
The Education Specification Committee gathered for a summit on November 28, 2018 and January 16, 2019, to review trends in educational architecture, envision and define the experiences needed by Keller ISD students and teachers, explore typologies of spaces needed to support the intended experiences, and develop the spaces that will facilitate teaching and learning in Keller ISD to the year 2030. This Committee consists of District administrators, teachers, and staff.