October 14, 2019

What We’re Reading, Writing, and Watching October 2019

For your fall reading list, we’ve unearthed a few sources of insight and provocation for various aspects of the innovation process.

Most are authored by folks in Transcend’s network—including district leaders, school designers, consultants, and researchers.

Let us know what you think #TranscendEdu!


Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life by Transcend board member Diane Tavenner is a must read for parents

Eric Kalenze’s review of In Search of Deeper Learning Searching for Great High Schools—written by Sarah Fine and Transcend Advisor Jal Mehta

[NEW BOOK] Reinventing Crediting for Competency-Based Education: The Mastery Transcript Consortium Model and Beyond by Yellow Hat Jonathan Martin

The Age of Agility, Education Pathways for the Future of Work via America Succeeds

[NEW BOOK] Thrive: How Schools Will Win the Education Revolution by Yellow Hat Grant Lichtman

Raleigh startup District C, founded by husband-and-wife team, prepares next generation for ‘real work’ by Chantal Allam for WRAL Tech Wire

Yellow Hat Beth Holland discussing issues of digital equity on the Practical Ed Tech Podcast 

Designing Schools for Human Flourishing & a Thriving Democracy and Education Equity isn’t about leveling the playing field — it’s about changing the game by Yellow Hat Erin Lynn Raab, Ph.D.  

Help Us Help You: How Schools Can Give Useful Feedback to Edtech Companies by Yellow Hat Jin-Soo Huh

Leading Systems Change: A Workbook for Community Practitioners and Funders via Open Impact

Summit Public Schools’ new white paper, Clearing the Path  

AI for Education: Interview with (Yellow Hat) John Faig, Director of Technology at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School

Social-Emotional Learning: Helping Teens Navigate “All of the Things” by Kathleen Carroll

A Parents’ Guide to Critical Thinking via the Reboot Foundation

No Walls: My School’s Journey to XQ+RI by  Yellow Hat Andy MacMannis, writing for the XQ Blog

Future Trend: Designing Schools for How Humans Learn by Yellow Hat Beth Holland

Six Days at the Border by Yellow Hat Peter Herzberg, writing for Medium

Lastly, this new video via The Forest School in south Atlanta…

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