Edgecombe County Public Schools, a member of Transcend’s second Collaborative, is designing the future of school hand-in-hand with community and business leaders. Their efforts are concentrated at North Edgecombe High School and Phillips Middle School with an eye toward building district and city-wide capacity for innovation. Their micro-school is making raving fans of students and parents alike. Watch their short film to learn more.
San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
SMISD is a member of the second Collaborative. They are building a vision of a powerful, holistic, personalized learning community at Bowie Elementary School and exploring how they can best nurture innovation across the district.
The Brooklyn STEAM Center
The Brooklyn S.T.E.A.M. Center team is a member of the second Collaborative. They are developing is a STEAM-focused career and technical education (CTE) hub that will prepare a socioeconomically diverse group of students for the jobs and career pathways of the future. Inspired by the unique facilities of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and drawing upon its ecosystem of over 400 companies across manufacturing, media, food, technology, and other fields, the S.T.E.A.M. Center model represents a bold, innovative approach to STEM education.
New York City Department of Education
The NYC Department of Education is developing is a STEAM-focused career and technical education (CTE) hub—The Brooklyn STEAM Center—that will prepare a socioeconomically diverse group of students for the jobs and career pathways of the future. Inspired by the unique facilities of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and drawing upon its ecosystem of over 400 companies across manufacturing, media, food, technology, and other fields, the S.T.E.A.M. Center model represents a bold, innovative approach to STEM education. Learn more.
Lindsay Unified School District
Lindsay Unified School District and Summit Public Schools, with the partnership of Transcend, worked to codify learner-level, adult-level, and site-level competencies needed to ensure high quality personalized learning for all. You can access the results and resources from that project here.
This Nashville, TN, charter network is developing, codifying, and sharing their comprehensive human development model, called Compass, with other schools. Over the next three years, Valor aims to impact over 300 schools and 120,000 students. To learn more, check out our resource-sharing site, this video case study from Edutopia, or this EdWeek article highlighting how Compass is taking shape in another school.
Chicago International Charter School
CICS was a member of our second Collaborative cohort, and has since expanded the work of reimagining school to a group of 9 schools across their network. These schools have coalesced around a set of common graduate aims, with a special focus on identity affirmation. They are building and testing new ways of bringing these aims to life across their campuses.
Citizens of the World Charter Schools
We partnered with this Los Angeles, CA-based network of intentionally diverse schools, to redesign a middle school experience that fully develops the whole child and deeply engages the critical thinking and cognitive skills of all students. CWC has begun codifying their most promising approaches to share with other school communities.
Bard Early Colleges
The Bard High School Early College team is a member of the second Collaborative. They are developing both an evolution of their successful early college secondary model, with the goal of shifting the model's design elements to serve a more diverse student population, and a new “Bard sequence” program offering for partners beyond their network.
Red Bridge, a new school coming to San Francisco, CA, is developing a sense of agency in every child as the foundation for academic and life success.
Whittle School & Studios
Whittle School & Studios is building a global system of schools—launching Fall 2019 in Washington DC, USA, and Shenzhen, China, and expanding to other countries in subsequent years—that will incorporate learning by doing, creating and making, student choice and voice, collaboration and teamwork, and global connections with local roots.
Tulsa Public Schools
Part of the first Collaborative, Tulsa Public Schools developed holistic and bold visions for two elementary schools—Anderson and Hamilton—and are continuing to build toward them. Meanwhile, the district is growing a robust design lab, which will support the entire district in building a culture of innovation.
The Academy Group
The Academy Group (AG) is a unique, new enterprise founded to realize the long-term potential of young people from underserved communities across the United States. Designed to tap into the deep wells of often overlooked talent that exists nationwide, the Academy Group—launched first in Chicago—empowers youth to thrive in school, work, and life.
The “KIPP X” project is a new, early-stage initiative to explore an expanded definition of student success at KIPP.