Engaging Students in the Space of Well-Being

Participate in an organic conversation about the design of spaces and the role space plays in promoting wellness and well-being for students in the classroom. Dave and Connie will discuss the importance of student engagement, the design of learning spaces and how all of them intersect to support well-being.



Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the language and attributes of wellness and well-being.
  2. Understand the current and emergent issues that impact student well-being based on current data and research.
  3. Be able discuss how the design process can be used to understand wellness and well-being.
  4. Identify unique school design approaches and strategies that promote student well-being.

Broadcast Date

May 15, 2024, 2:00 pm (ET)

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Meet the Presenters


Dave Diller
Western Regional Director

Dave Diller is currently the Western Regional Director for Fomcore, a soft-seating manufacturer based in MI. Prior to his time with Fomcore, Dave has worked as SpEd teach for EI students and as a Director for Spiritual Care for a hospital system in Western MI. This unique background is held in common by Dave’s desire to see people integrate life’s experience in ways that bring about wholeness and affirm their own agency. Dave holds a MDiv from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago.


Connie McCarley
Walnut Creek ISD
Assistant Director of Educational Programs

Connie McCarley is a seasoned education professional with nearly 30 years of experience, spanning roles as a classroom teacher, school principal, and district administrator. Her leadership has been marked by innovative initiatives, including the opening of a Project-based Learning (PBL) K-8 school, the development of a comprehensive Wellness Program, and the redesign of learning spaces within the Walnut Creek School District. Connie's commitment to fostering deep learning skills and prioritizing student well- being reflects her passion for creating dynamic and effective educational environments.