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.

New open roles at Transcend

New open roles at Transcend

Transcend is hiring for a few key roles, including: Our First Ever Director of Finance + Operations, focused on financial analysis, modeling, and reporting and HR operations; Research & Knowledge Development Associate focused on identifying research and practice-based examples and creating actionable resources that can influence school design; and Two Ops roles…

Beta testing a mastery-based transcript

Beta testing a mastery-based transcript

What if a learning community values (and measures) not only academics but also social and emotional factors like purpose, transferable skills like creativity, and global competencies like social capital? How can they display progress in ways colleges and employers relate?

Building Student Agency with a "Nudge"

Building Student Agency with a "Nudge"

The Intrinsic team, together with Transcend, have been engaging in rapid research cycles to study and improve the C day model. To test “leverage resources to meet their academic goals,” Intrinsic leaders Sugandhi Chugani and Harpreet Gill developed a website where students can choose their academic blocks each week. When they found that many students were not choosing blocks aligned to their most pressing academic needs, they decided to develop a “nudge” feature.

Yellow Hats Spotlight April 2019

Yellow Hats Spotlight April 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 Marcos and Brittney.

What we're reading, writing, and watching April 2019

What we're reading, writing, and watching April 2019

Whether it’s how to overcome a barrier or how and when to build something new, we’re always keen to learn—and share—ways we can accelerate innovation and equity in the core design of school.

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.