The U.S. Air Force 81st Training Support Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house celebrating the completion of the SCALE-UP renovation project in Alee Hall at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.

SCALE-UP stands for Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies, where a pedagogy is a method and practice of teaching. What that means here is that instructors become the guide for students to actively engage in the content and learning experience in addition to fostering teamwork through collaborative learning.

Leading the effort, the faculty developed flight enhanced active learning methodologies in the basic instructor course and transformed four traditional classrooms into innovative, active-learning environments for training new Air Force, Navy, Marine and partner nation instructors.

Within a timeframe of six months, collaboration between the 81st Training Group, 81st Training Support Squadron, 335th Training Squadron, base contractors, 81st Communication Squadron, 81st Contracting Office, 81 TRG resource flight and the entire faculty development team proved successful in realizing the SCALE-UP vision.