We're a hop from the leading city of educational innovation: Pittsburgh.
We're home to NASA, the USAF Materiel Command, 20 major art museums, six Presidential centers & museums, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Ohio & Erie Canal, and a host of local history centers of #place-based_learning. We boast the world-renowned Columbus Zoo plus a dozen zoos and aquariums, the world's only PhD program in Biomimicry and the world-class National Center for Additive Manufacturing (3-D printing ). Our theater districts rival any outside London and Broadway.
We're not testing another model school. Or another model support program. This experiment evolves all schools to match the connected age.
The job of education may be to give you larger, more important things to obsess about.
For those teens, the custom learning contract is the legal path to change their learning.
How do we really transform high school for all students? From Bakersfield to Malvern, PA, to South Boston to the Gulf Shores? How do we bring in the kind of innovation and talent that characterizes movies, games, smartphones, and the larger, transformed world?
"The Evolution of Learning" from LRNG on Vimeo.
They lead the world in using OpenBadges for beyond-school learning.
"Good programmers know what to write. Great ones know what to rewrite (and reuse)."
'Don't Reform Education: Transform It!' An Interview with Gisele Huff
Disruptive Innovation and the Way We Learn
The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation