Know a School Needing a Makeover?

Know of a school hungry to create more opportunities for students to experience Deeper Learning? The BIF Student Experience Lab is currently looking for a public school in the Northeastern United States to participate in our School Hackers project and start in a school “makeover” video series beginning in Spring 2015. Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the series will be filmed for educational purposes for use on public websites.

This is a unique opportunity to have “practitioner experts”  provide free and customized recommendations for low- or no-cost ways to move the school toward “Deeper Learning,” which prepares students for college, careers and everyday life. Deeper Learning gives students skills that include critical thinking, communication, collaboration and learning how to learn. If selected, the school will be featured in an online video “reality series,” which will be shared on education sites and accessible to all.

The ideal public school (any grade level) has:

  • A drive for change to improve their students’ education;
  • A school leader with the motivation to implement new approaches in their school;
  • Teachers and other educators at the school who are excited to try something new and share their insights on camera; and
  • A diverse student population, with at least 30 percent of students receiving free or reduced lunch.

 And the ideal school can identify three areas of desired improvement, such as:

  • Developing and/or enhancing models of teaching and learning practice;
  • Providing students with life skills;
  • Reshaping school policies;
  • Increasing high quality educational experiences;
  • Transforming physical school space;
  • Developing new/improved uses of technology;
  • And/or other areas to help further engage and better serve students.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kirtley Fisher at [email protected].

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