Models Exchange Launched to Drive and Support Innovation in Schools
Transcend announces the launch of a free, searchable library to spread models to more communities
Communities across the country, September 19, 2022— Transcend, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to support communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments, is proud to announce the launch of the Innovative Models Exchange, a free, searchable, and shareable library of adoptable, innovative learning models.
“Despite innovation across nearly every sector of society, a one-size-fits all approach has governed mainstream schooling in America for more than a century. This platform was launched to put tools for redesign in the hands of more school communities,” shares Jeff Wetzler, Transcend co-founder. “The Models Exchange is a free resource for those inspired to reimagine schools but who don’t want to start from scratch. The Exchange helps them find, learn, and borrow from innovative programs created by others across the country.”
Transcend invites school and district leaders to engage with this free library of innovative models that can be implemented locally. Users can browse models, and explore connections focused on specific topics. The Exchange also seeks additional innovative models to add to the platform.
The Models Exchange is funded through support from The Barr Foundation, The Gates Foundation, The Siegel Family Endowment, and others. Learn more about the Innovative Models Exchange by visiting the platform and watching this brief video.
Transcend is a national nonprofit that supports school communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments. The organization was founded on a belief that we must reimagine schooling, using a community-driven approach, so all children can realize their infinite potential. Transcend pursues its mission by partnering directly with schools on design journeys while also sharing powerful models, tools and insights across the sector. To date, Transcend has worked directly with hundreds of schools and leaders in over 30 states, and has influenced thousands more. Ultimately, Transcend strives to fuel significant leaps in education so all young people can thrive in and transform the world.