With a shared vision for building innovative new school models worthy of students’ potential and aspirations, NewSchools Venture Fund and Transcend joined forces to launch the Transcend NewSchools Collaborative.
In 2016-17 and 2017-18 NewSchools Venture Fund and Transcend brought educators from ten school districts and charter networks together. During the ten-month cohort-based program, participants explored user-centered design, learning science, innovative learning environments, and best practices in R&D in an effort to accelerate change within existing school systems. This collaboration had a strong influence on Transcend’s definition of the school design journey.
In this report, we share our vision behind the program; how we designed and evolved it; our key results; what we learned; and the stories of four participating teams (District of Columbia Public Schools, Gestalt Community Schools, Hiawatha Academies, and Spring Branch Independent School District).
The Collaborative Experience
Explore the journey the 2017-18 cohort embarked upon during their 10-month collaboration.
Continue Your Journey
A Journey into Educational Innovation
Edgecombe County Public Schools partnered with Transcend to design an innovation school to prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world.
Designing Schools to Support the Whole Child
Van Ness Elementary School partnered with Transcend to design and spread their Whole Child Model, which focuses on the well-being of every child.
Full STEAM Ahead
The story of the Brooklyn STEAM Center’s community-based journey to build a comprehensive career and technical education model.