Blog & News
Blog & News
What is it that makes summer camp so motivating for young people — especially when school is often so demotivating? Clearly, schools and camps have somewhat different objectives (and different formal accountability pressures, which matters) but they both have the potential to foster deep learning, and increasingly the areas of focus overlap. So what is it that schools can learn from the best camps about how to wildly motivate kids?
At Transcend we care deeply about growing and supporting a diverse community of educators who are fired up about accelerating innovation in the core design of school. To that end, in recent weeks Transcend's team has grown with key hires and a great new board member. We are thrilled to welcome Jenee, Joanna, Anna, Tyler, and Trevor.
Transcend has partnered with Valor to help develop, codify, and share their exciting school model. Valor’s unique school model is designed to run sustainably on public funds and has three key design anchors—i.e., core principles that shape everything about the design and implementation of the school. They are...
On May 9, 2017, Transcend co-founder Jeff Wetzler joined Reimagine Learning’s fifth installment of the “Voices from the Field” WebX series to discuss the report "Dissatisfied Yet Optimistic: Moving Faster Toward New School Models," co-authored by Transcend, NewSchools Venture Fund, and Summit Public Schools.
In 2012, my colleague Keith Evans and I had collaborated on a list of made-up, outside-the-box (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) metric terms to measure the true effectiveness of his school. Most of these ideas at the time were regarded as quirky or funny. Now, many or most of these ideas are very much in the mainstream.
In this post, Transcender Tyler Thigpen focuses in on one such youth-adult partnership — the apprenticeship-mentor relationship — and shares research that illuminates the qualities of effective apprenticeship opportunities for PreK-12 students.
We need to accelerate our move from reforming to reimagining “schooling” in the United States. We’re looking for team members to join Transcend as Partners - Build Models and lead our efforts to do just that.
World rankings like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have emerged as the litmus test on how schools are and are not helping students succeed. Politicians, educators, and specialists dwell on American students' laggard position or Singapore's success. But what do students think of their own performance?
Trajectories are easy to draw, hard to accurately predict, and easy to miss. Think for a moment about how scientists at NASA might compute the trajectory of a rocket that must land on the asteroid Ceres in ten years. That calculation has to be...
Transcend Out and About
Transcend Out and About
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Lindsay Unified School District, Summit Learning, and Transcend will present at the iNACOL Symposium 2017. Our session is called, "Clarity, Credibility, and Capacity in Personalizing Learning: A first look at...
The National Charter Schools Conference is a learning and networking event for charter school educators, leaders, and advocates. NSCS attendees hail from all 50 states and the majority are charter school teachers. Attendees are also charter school and education leaders, board members, policymakers, back office staff, instructional coaches, and many, many more. This conference is about being part of a movement, learning from the best in the field, and learning from each other.
NewSchools Summit is an annual invitation-only gathering for education leaders who bring important and diverse perspectives in K-12 education innovation. At Summit on May 17, over 1,100 entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, funders, and policy makers will share ideas on how we can reimagine public schools so that we can prepare all students, in every neighborhood, to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans.
On May 9, 2017, Transcend’s Jeff Wetzler will join New Profit’s fifth installment of the “Voices from the Field” WebX series to talk about the report "Dissatisfied Yet Optimistic: Moving Faster Toward New School Models," co-authored by Transcend, NewSchools Venture Fund, and Summit Public Schools. Register online...