In a big world where platforms dominate, how can small, agile players shape the ecosystem? In education, how can microlearning - microschools and bite-sized learning - change the laying of the land?
Last week, we hosted our April Getting Smart Town Hall, Microschools Can Lead to Macro Change. This event touched on the many ways in which microschools have come to the fore through the last year and how oftentimes they enable schools to be more agile, more personalized and more effective.
By: Dr. April Adams & Sara Wickham. A high school reimagines how learners can engage in deep learning on global issues within a microschool.
Microschools have numerous benefits for students and a macro impact on the communities they exist within.
Imagine school as a series of community-connected projects and skill sprints that develop leadership, collaboration and problem solving skills. Imagine a web of supports...
With the rapid global shift to hybrid and remote learning, there is a renewed interest in new school models. Highlighted are eight ways schools are innovating.
What if high school helped you pursue your passions and live and learn with purpose and intention? A new program, Living in Beta, is working to make this a reality.
The board of the nonprofit VELA announced this week a $1 million Meet the Moment grant program to grow new microschool opportunities.
Superintendent Patricia DeKlotz, a nationally recognized leader in personalized and competency-based learning, talks about smart suburban school redesign.
Distinctive pathways and competency-based learning are just two of the reasons why microschools are gaining popularity. A look at microschools in the U.S.
Emily Liebtag and Lauren Barry visit Boston Day and Evening Academy to learn how they are paving new roads to college & career readiness.
One Stone believes that learners in every environment can find their voice and use it for good. Here's how its high school students are impacting communities, pursuing passions, and thinking globally.
Trying to push all kids through a content-centric, compliance-oriented model just won’t work. A variety of alternative approaches have been attempted; here are a few approaches educators have to develop for youth that haven’t been successful in traditional schools.
Signature experiences and signature building blocks can promote model efficacy, prioritize important outcomes for students and serve to differentiate schools and networks.
“We believe each person who enters Acton Academy will find a calling that changes the world.” In a world where most schools have mission statements...