As a design partner, Getting Smart will be excited to share learnings from the experience as this first cohort of change catalysts embark on the flagship journey. 


The future of learning is a popular topic on our site, within our team, and a motivator in the work we engage in with partners throughout the world. A large part of this “future” involves innovative design that matches instructional practices that redefine learner experience in every sense of the concept. Along this line of thought, we are excited to share and celebrate Microsoft’s recent launch of its Flagship Schools program. This fall – 17 schools throughout the world will embark on a collaborative journey to “transform education from the ground up.”

With a foundation of 12—thoughtfully designed—tenets, that align with the K12 Education Transformation Framework, the Flagship Schools program will deliver a collaborative learning experience to “design, develop and deliver” new learning models, with ground up learning spaces that will accelerate holistic integrity of each model. While each participant will maintain autonomy in the design of their outcome, this inaugural cohort of schools will share insights and learning grounded in a shared philosophy of transforming learning. Armed with a common mission to better serve each learning community, Getting Smart is excited to embark on this journey as a design and deeper learning thought partner.

The inaugural cohort of Flagship Schools will include;

  1. University of Central Florida, Florida, USA
  2. Asten College, Cairo, Egypt
  3. St Catherine’s British School, Athens, Greece
  4. Colegio Tomas Alva Edison, Mendoza, Argentina
  5. Sri KDU International School, Klang, Malaysia
  6. Inner City North State Secondary College, Queensland, Australia
  7. Bertha Park High School, Perth, Scotland
  8. Monio High School, Tuusula, Finland
  9. IB Campus, HdWM, Mannheim, Germany
  10. Chicureo Pioneers’ Academy, Colina, Región Metropolitana Chile
  11. Smart Learning School, Cairo, Egypt
  12. Baocheng 39th District Nine-years School, Baoan District Shenzhen, China
  13. Whyalla Secondary School, Department for Education, South Australia
  14. NMS Graz – St. Leonhard, Graz, Austria
  15. Ministry for Education and Employment, Malta
  16. AQARAT, Dubai, UAE
  17. Renton Prep, Washington, USA

Full announcement blog can be found here.

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