District + School Design
We have a long history of rethinking education systems and advocating for in-district schools that have maximum autonomy over their resources, including the Building for Equity Guide, our pioneering work with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on the Pilot School model, and with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education on the Innovation Schools model. We partner with educators and leaders nationwide to create a new generation of districts and schools: largely autonomous, high-functioning community assets dedicated to the values of equity, rigor, and continuous improvement.
Addressing achievement gaps and promoting equity in education.
Ensuring access to high-quality learning
experiences that are personalized to learners' needs and interests is a cornerstone to
achieving equity for all students. We envision public schools that are tailored for each student.
Placing students at the center of their own learning.
Student empowerment is the key to increasing student engagement. Students participate as decision makers in their learning, engaging with divergent projects, investigations, and evidence of learning as they develop a sense of self-efficacy.
Supporting educators and promoting collaboration.
Collaboration is a critical component of school culture. In personalized learning schools, teachers collaborate with teachers, teachers collaborate with students, and students collaborate with one another.
How We Can Support You
We build the capacity of school and district teams to create collaborative cultures that value inquiry, leading to improvement of instructional practice and strategies to better support students. We offer a range of services that can be customized to your needs (including workshops, institutes, coaching sessions, leadership training, and online learning modules) and encourage sustained relationships with our partners to ensure the greatest impact.
|Personalized Learning||School Design and Redesign|
|Autonomous Zone and School Planning and Development||Professional Learning Community Design and Facilitation|