Path of Transformation: a Four-Step Process
We recognize that the process of transformation is challenging and that every district’s journey will be unique – shaped by their community’s assets and challenges. But, generally speaking, there are distinct phases of cultural transformation, each of which we support:
To begin the path of re-imagining education so that we may better prepare students to be the makers and creators in a new innovation-based economy, it is first important to have a vision of what this learning experience might look like.
To introduce this potential, we help organize screenings of movies such as “Most Likely to Succeed” that tell the stories of courageous new learning models that challenge students to become responsible for their own learning. By so doing, a foundation is being set for them to become life-long learners.
Words such as “hacking” and “agile” mean nothing until they are experienced. These experiences are central to the new economy. Through one-day make-a-thons, we bring students and community members together to learn and create in new ways – ones that unleash potential that previously wasn’t recognized.
To have the creative courage to develop new learning experiences, school leaders and teachers need to become confident in the transformation process. To help them develop this courage, we partner with Stanford’s d.school and the Construct Foundation to run programs that open their eyes to new possibility.
We are developing a new Agile Partnership Program that matches industry professionals with teachers as co-learning partners to introduce Agile practices into classroom experiences.