Excellence in teaching, scholarship, and outreach continue to make the College of William and Mary's School of Education a leader both nationwide and abroad. Now housed in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility, the School's faculty, students and staff are able to do more - much more. Education is among the greatest and longest lasting gifts we can give our children. It changes lives and it shapes tomorrow's citizens. Our new bulding facilitates exceptional teaching, service and research practices.
Established in 1961 as a School of Education, our new building was completed in May, 2010 and includes:
· 113,000 sq. ft., housing all academic programs, centers and projects
· Located on the 22-acre former site of Sentara Williamsburg Community Hospital
· $48M in funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia for acquisition of property, planning/design, demolition of old hospital, construction and furnishings
· U.S. Green Building Council Award for Gold LEED certification
· State-of-the-art facility with 13 classrooms
· Professional Development Center accommodating more than 300 people for conferences, academies and institutes
· On the College bus route
· Pedestrian path links School to campus
Every classroom within the School of Education is equipped with flexible furniture to accommodate multiple teaching styles (ex. lecture, seminar, collaborative groups). All classrooms contain technology enhanced teaching stations that include PCs with high speed Internet access, Hitachi touch screen monitors, high resolution document cameras, media players, and capabilities for connecting laptops and mobile devices to the teaching podia. Additionally, all thirteen classrooms have video and audio recording capabilities. The clinical counseling center is equipped with digital cameras and software that enables graduate students in the counseling program and supervising faculty the ability to observe and record live counseling sessions. Collaborative technologies like lightweight desktop videoconferencing solutions as well as high end standards based H323 videoconferencing enable our faculty to connect and collaborate with colleagues from around the world.
Located on the second floor of the School of Education in 2071, the Technology Integration Center provides a space and staff dedicated to providing faculty support and consultation for integrating technology into teaching, learning, and research. The Technology Integration Center provides a consultation space, a test podium for experimentation, and a design studio equipped with instructional design software and hardware for faculty and staff who are working on multimedia projects. The Technology Integration Center staff is dedicated to providing classroom and videoconferencing support, one-on-one faculty consultation, assistance with instructional design, and targeted help sessions and workshops for the William and Mary community.
A gift to the facility fund will ensure that we have the resources to maintain and advance our state-of-the-art School of Education for future generations of students.