New Transcend Staff October 2019

New Transcend Staff October 2019

Transcend’s team continues to grow with innovators who inform, design, and spread innovative learning environments. This month, we are pleased to introduce Meaghan Roberts and Jamila MacArthur.

Reasons for optimism, even at a complex moment in education

Reasons for optimism, even at a complex moment in education

My first job out of college was at an organization whose recruitment slogan was, “A place for optimists to change the world.” Its founder once said, “Studies show that pessimists are better than optimists at accurately predicting reality. But optimists are better than pessimists at altering reality.” Personally, I’ve always oriented more towards…

Conditions for Innovation: the 5 C's

Conditions for Innovation: the 5 C's

At Transcend, we believe that to design extraordinary, equitable learning environments, communities must cultivate conducive internal conditions for innovation, which we refer to as the 5C’s. These conditions include various forms of conviction, clarity, capacity, coalition, and culture.

6 Reasons for Optimism

6 Reasons for Optimism

It's a complex time for the education field, with different forces pulling in various directions. However, as we noted in “Still Dissatisfied, More Optimistic, Fully Committed” (October 2018), the PK-12 landscape has evolved in positive ways since we launched Transcend in 2015. Our optimism is rooted six macro trends in the education field that give us great hope.

New Transcend Staff Sept 2019

New Transcend Staff Sept 2019

Transcend’s team continues to grow with innovators who inform, design, and spread innovative learning environments. This month, we are pleased to introduce Becca and Trevor.

Apply by August 7 for the National Design Accelerator

Apply by August 7 for the National Design Accelerator

The National Design Accelerator is a self-directed, nine-month school design journey that brings together design concepts and tools, support from a Transcend coach, access to all of Transcend’s resources and network, and engagement with a national virtual cohort of like-minded leaders on a similar journey—all while requiring fewer hours from school leaders.

What sparks innovation across a network of schools?

What sparks innovation across a network of schools?

What sparks innovation to spread across a network of schools? For one network, the answer is hard work, radical collaboration, deep reflection, cutting edge research, detailed planning, and impassioned implementation. Here’s the story of how those things came together this year in Chicago, IL.

Reinvent school with us!

Reinvent school with us!

Transcend’s new Design Accelerator program is available to driven school leaders who want to customize their (re)design journey while having access to a cohort of like-minded peers reinventing schools in their own communities.

Yellow Hats Spotlight May 2019

Yellow Hats Spotlight May 2019

Transcend’s Yellow Hats League continues to grow with innovators who inform, design, and spread innovative learning environments. This month, we are pleased to spotlight Ruben and Vanessa.