NEW RELEASE—Designing for Learning

NEW RELEASE—Designing for Learning

We are thrilled to share two new resources intended to help school designers apply the science of how young people learn and develop.

12 iNacol Sessions You Won't Want to Miss!

12 iNacol Sessions You Won't Want to Miss!

We are thrilled that multiple Transcend team members and Yellow Hats will facilitate sessions and workshops at this year’s iNACOL Symposium held on October 21-24, 2018, at the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

SXSWEdu 2019: Vote for Yellow Hats!

SXSWEdu 2019: Vote for Yellow Hats!

We are thrilled that a number of Yellow Hats are proposing multiple SXSW EDU sessions about accelerating innovation in the core design of school. We invite you to take a look at the great options below and VOTE!

Introducing the Graduate Aims Database

Introducing the Graduate Aims Database

Whether you are designing a completely new learning model or updating your approach as part of ongoing efforts to learn and improve, identifying the outcomes that learners will achieve as a result of their time with you, deliberately designing toward those outcomes, and assessing your progress along the way are critical steps. We created the Graduate Aims Database to help!

Four Must See Sessions at SXSWEdu 2018

Four Must See Sessions at SXSWEdu 2018

We are fired up that a number of Yellow Hats are presenting exciting SXSW EDU sessions about accelerating innovation in the core design of school. If you're attending SXSW EDU this March 2018, check out these MUST SEE sessions.

Beta testing at iNacol: Personalized Learning Look Fors and Playbook

Beta testing at iNacol: Personalized Learning Look Fors and Playbook

Nationally, personalized learning is beginning to be piloted in pockets. Slowly, schools are realizing that the core of personalized learning has less to do with technology, despite tech being a common entry point to pursuing “innovation.” Rather, personalizing learning is about what good educators have always wanted—creating purpose-driven schools that help students live fulfilled lives. 

SXSW EDU: Vote for Yellow Hats!

SXSW EDU: Vote for Yellow Hats!

We are thrilled that a number of Yellow Hats are proposing multiple exciting SXSWEdu sessions about accelerating innovation in the core design of school. We invite you to take a look at the great options below and VOTE!

Cultivating Classroom Capabilities

Cultivating Classroom Capabilities

What are the limits to your classroom’s capabilities? The beginning of a new school year provides a great opportunity for teachers to step back and reflect on the accomplishments of previous years. As a classroom, what were we able to achieve? Where did we fall short? What changes do we hope to make?

What REALLY Motivates Learners: Lessons from Science and Summer

What REALLY Motivates Learners: Lessons from Science and Summer

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?

Team Updates!

Team Updates!

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.

The Three Key Design Anchors of Valor Collegiate

The Three Key Design Anchors of Valor Collegiate

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...

[Webinar] Jeff Wetzler joins Reimagine Learning's Voices from the Field

[Webinar] Jeff Wetzler joins Reimagine Learning's Voices from the Field

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. 

The Future is Now: Metrics of Innovation in Schools

The Future is Now: Metrics of Innovation in 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.

A Framework for School-Based Apprenticeships

A Framework for School-Based Apprenticeships

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.