As your community develops a transformational school design, it’s critical to articulate your overall vision as well as the details that underpin that vision.
Transcend created the School Design Blueprint to be the place where all the details of a community’s school design can live together. This helps to ensure ideas are effectively communicated, understood, implemented, and iterated on. Plus, holding this information in one place helps check for and achieve overall coherence across all parts of the design.
This resource provides an overview of the different parts of Transcend’s school design schema. Each section offers a purpose, guidance, and tips for making strong design decisions.
This template provides structure and space for documenting a school’s design. It is meant to hold technical specifications and a rich array of links to the resources and supports one needs to operationalize the design.
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Graduate Aims Library
A collection of research summaries focused on learning outcomes important to 21st-century success, including what they entail and how they develop.
The Innovative Models Exchange
The Innovative Models Exchange is a source for inspiring learning models as well as the resources and supports to help you implement them.