November 6, 2018

Graduate Aims Database Named One of the World’s Most Inspiring Education Innovations

By Transcend

HundrED aims to share best practice ideas and K12 innovations across borders to help improve the future of education globally. To achieve this, a team of researchers investigated innovations from around the world to determine 100 projects that are already changing the face of education. Over 1,000 innovations were identified through research, events and recommendations and then 160 were evaluated by HundrED’s academy made up of educational experts, educators, and students (ages 11-19 years old) from 28 countries on their innovativeness, impact, and scalability.

Transcend’s Graduate Aims Database was chosen due to its unique pioneering status and ability to create a scalable impact, reaching 450+ organizations in multiple countries. The Graduate Aims Database is a growing collection of summaries focused on research-based learning outcomes that Transcend’s school partners often take influence from when constructing their own graduate aims. Each summary includes information to help define and measure the outcome, insights into how the outcome develops, potential design implications, and debates or nuances related to the outcome that often have critical equity, inclusion, and justice implications.

Cynthia Leck, Transcend partner and co-author of the Graduate Aims Database, said: “We’re so pleased to have been selected as one of HundrED’s 100 global innovations. The Database was created to ensure leaders of learning can create environments that are aligned to what research tells us about how different knowledge, skills, and mindsets develop. Being offered the opportunity to extend this beyond the United States using HundrED’s platform–a network of global educators and innovators–is amazing and we’re excited to see just how much further the work will spread.”

The selected 100 K12 innovations cover various fields of education from learning environments and holistic wellbeing to collaborative learning and game-based education, as well as a range of themes including small teacher-led practices, ambitious not-for-profit initiatives, viral edtech products, and unique whole school models.

Saku Tuominen, CEO of HundrED, said: “Spreading innovations such as the Graduate Aims Database across borders can be a game-changer for education, worldwide. We will continue to encourage as many stakeholders as possible including schools, educators, administrators, students and organizations to get involved so that we can work towards a positive future.”

To share the K12 innovations, HundrED has created an online platform so that educators around the world can trial and review the Graduate Aims Database, and all the other innovations using the resources, for free. To explore these global innovations, visit:


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