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’re thrilled to announce a new partnership—entitled C2D2—to accelerate personalized learning in the education field.
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...
Authored by our co-founders, Aylon and Jeff, and our board members, Stacey Childress and Diane Tavenner, this paper describes a vision for better school models that prepare and inspire all students for long-term success, and an emerging theory of change for what it would take to support their design and spread in the coming years.
Educational and pedagogical research is abundant. It accumulates in journals, academic texts, and newsletters. Experiences and knowledge from classroom practice are often equally valuable. However, neither teachers nor researchers seem to be able to bridge the daunting communication gap between them
This October, Dr. Bror Saxberg and I joined forces at the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNacol) conference in San Antonio, Texas, to help educators think about how current and past research on the brain can be useful to schools in a presentation titled "Top 5 Reasons to Never Ignore Learning Science When Designing School Models.
Our R&D partnership with Valor will help deepen, codify, and share their unique approach to social emotional learning and growth, called Compass, and the supporting SEL-integrated academics and professional learning.
Let’s be honest: When it comes to breakthrough school models, do we really know what we’re doing? Or let me ask it this way: Do we know what is the very best way to do school in an information age?
Transcend Co-Founder, Jeff Wetzler, was recently interviews by RE-ENVISIONED founder, Erin Raab, as part of their Education Leaders series (#edleader). RE-INVISIONED is a movement to catalyze a new conversation about schooling.
Transcend co-founder, Aylon Samouha, recently sat down with Rhonda Broussard from the blog One Good Question (and Transcend collaborator!) to discuss what's next in education.
Dacia and Doug pictured an open, green field, with nothing on it and asked the question, “If you could build any school -- to develop the best prepared students in the world -- what would you build?” From there, the project took on the name, AF Greenfield schools, to signal the bold sense of possibility that the initiative embodied.
“August means “back to school” for millions of students across the country. But this year it will also signal the beginning of an exciting new learning and sharing opportunity for a group of forward-thinking leaders from school districts and charter school organizations. They have one special thing in common: Each has an interest in rethinking school design...”
Recently, Transcend co-founder, Jeff Wetzler, participated in a discussion at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders, as part of their #AdvanceEquity initiative.
Transcend co-founder and Partner, Aylon Samouha, recently participated in a panel at the ASU GSV Summit: K-12: Delivering on the Promise of Personalized Learning in K-12.
Education Reimagined recently interviewed Transcend partner and co-founder, Jeff Wetzler, on what fueled his passion for education and where it's taken him.
Board Member Bror Saxberg’s response to the publication of Dissatisfied Yet Optimistic, emphasizing the importance of evidence-based insights about learning and serious investment in R&D in new school models.
Co-founder Jeff Wetzler and Alex Hernandez explore magical learning experiences -- and challenge the field to design schools to create more of these powerful learning hooks.