We need learning models that actualize future of learning visions. 2Rev supports educators to design and implement these models. This involves design and implementation coaching supports.
Aspen Institute: The Aspen Challenge, a program of the Aspen Institute with full support from the Bezos Family Foundation, provides inspiration, tools and a platform for young people to design solutions to some of the most critical problems humanity faces. The initiative selects one community each year for a deep 2-year investment in building district capacity to increase student agency and deeper learning. Using the community, and community-based challenges as a way to build youth leadership and make the connection between the classroom and significant, measurable community-based change. 2Rev has joined Aspen over the past few years to help support the educators taking part in this life changing experience use it as a way to deepen their understanding of learner agency and shift instruction and assessment to be more student-driven. During SY18-19, we are working with educators in Dallas, TX and Louisville, KY. We hope to learn how to scale learner agency in large complex districts by focusing on building educator capacity and leadership.
Bush Foundation: We are in our third year of this partnership, which is designed to work with the Bush Foundation leadership team to recruit, select and support school design teams from across the region as they work to develop and implement personalized learning models. We’re working with design teams from “idea” to “implementation” based on readiness and capacity. Over the years, there have been a total of over 100 teams who have gone through the design and implementation work. We are eager to learn how philanthropy can support a region in developing more student centered learning education.
DC Public Schools: In 2018, we started working with DCPS to support the system in spurring innovation in its schools. Working with senior leadership in the central office, we have designed a learning and design experience that will support schools in reimagining learning for students. Selected schools are being guided through a cohort design experience and then being provided ongoing coaching supports to implement the designs schools develop. 2Rev worked with 11 school-based teams to design new learning models for their schools and to implement the models. We also supported the central office in designing systems and processes to support this work.
Hamilton County Department of Education: In summer 2018, 2Rev began partnering with HCDE to support the design of an innovative, equitable new middle school opening in Chattanooga SY 19-20. We are working with our partners at HCDE to build an inclusive community visioning process that roots the school design in the needs and hopes of a diverse array of stakeholders in the community. 2Rev will build the capacity of the core design team by engaging in a cycle of Discovery (i.e., community visioning sessions, focus groups, data analysis), Design (i.e., design workshops, learning model design, capacity building), and Implementation (i.e., personalized school implementation plan, ongoing coaching, and expert consultations).
Kauffman Foundation: Since 2016, 2Rev has partnered in multiple ways with with the Foundation to support its efforts to nurture the development of an innovative education ecosystem across the Greater Kansas City region (2 states, 6 counties and 67 LEAs). Our varied roles have included: functioning as a strategic design partner to the Foundation; facilitating dialogue and strategic planning among a group of local education stakeholders seeking to help catalyze the innovation ecosystem; conducting a comprehensive landscape analysis to assess regional readiness and capacity to transform toward Future of Learning models and systems against seven dimensions (i.e., policy environment, resources, data infrastructure, leadership capacity, learning orientation, innovation culture, and public will/demand); and supporting the design of a multiyear regional strategy to invite interested (and “ready”) school districts to engage in a process to rethink and redesign high school.
New Hampshire School Administrative Unit 16: 2Rev is entering the second year of a partnership with SAU-16 with a focus on supporting student-centered learning. The focus of our energy is supporting building and systems leaders to catalyze structural, cultural and practice shifts to move in that direction. We are learning about the criticality of culture to support transformation.
NHLI: Providing support for PACE work in NH- 1) through a course for a cohort of PACE Teacher Leaders and 2) thought partnership and light supports for a 3rd year of a network that we designed and launched on Work Study Practices (ESD).
Seacoast School Districts: In our second summer, 2Rev will design and facilitate an interactive multi-day studio focused on student-centered learning. Over 200 leaders and teachers from 7 school districts will come together for three days of vision refinement, learning and planning anchored to individual and group problems of practice. 2Rev is hoping to learn how a cost effective on-ramp can be catalytic to incentivize districts to leverage this kind of design and move the work into their organizations.
University of Texas - IPSI: As part of a 7-year partnership with University of Texas-Austin / Institute for Public School Initiatives, 2Rev is supporting federal GEAR UP grantee districts across the state to build community support for innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The work includes landscape analysis, community-based visioning sessions and the establishment of community advisory councils in each community.
Tulsa: Since early 2018, 2Rev has supported Tulsa Public Schools' Design Lab to develop and launch the Tulsa Beyond initiative to empower schools and the broader community to reimagine the high school experience around a broader definition of student success. We initially served as TPS' core design partner on the overall effort - including strategy, supporting Discovery (interviews, focus groups, surveys), conducting a comprehensive landscape analysis (including mapping student access to opportunity structures), and leading community-based visioning sessions. We subsequently supported a multi-month design process with a first cohort of high school design teams, and are currently supporting district leadership through the change process.
Winooski School District: 2Rev is working with this small, high-need urban district in northern Vermont, with support from the Barr Foundation, as lead design partner for the district to build an ecosystem of learning. The objective is to engender more student ownership and personalize the learning experience for all kids, based on their unique skills and interests, and anchored to how the district has defined success on Graduate Expectations (GXs) and Graduate Proficiencies (GPs). The vision for this effort is to bridge the divide between school and broader community, with a focus on deepening student engagement and accelerating student learning outcomes by intentionally leveraging the ecosystem of actors in the region. The work provides an opportunity to bring together the energy and power of students with the needs of select businesses and community organizations, with the intent of addressing real needs and unlocking more authentic and relevant learning for all our students. This will manifest itself in learning that leverages real-world challenges, a hybrid of in- and out-of-school learning, and exclusively out-of-school learning. 2Rev is lead designer of the effort and also providing the professional learning necessary for educators to support student learning from an instruction and assessment standpoint.
American Council on Education
Davidson College (NC)
East Carolina University (NC)
George Mason University (VA
Kirkwood Community College (IA)
University of New England (ME)
Winston-Salem State University (NC)
Parker Varney Elementary School (Manchester School District)
ROOTS Elementary (Denver Public Schools)
Adams 50 School District (CO Education Initiative; NGLC Regional)
Parish Episcopal (TX)
Performance Assessment for Competency Education (NH)
Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Definition (CO Department of Education)
Ravenscroft School (NC)
ROADS Charter School
Winooski School District (VT)
World Class Schools (NC)
Capac School District (MI)
Dallas ISD (TX)
Intro to Competency-based Education (SUNY Downstate - NY)
Manchester I-Zone Schools (Manchester School District - NH)
Vision 2015 (Rodel Foundation - DE)
Colorado Education Initiative (aka, CO Legacy Foundation)
Denver Public Schools (CO)
Distinctive Schools (IL)
District 79 - Career Technical Education Strategy (NYC Department of Education)
Florida Virtual School
Gilford School District (NH)
KIPP Houston (TX)
Los Alamos Public Schools (CA)
Manchester School District (NH)
Nute School District (NH)