Learning Forerunners Across America
Many of the jobs that await today’s young people will likely require work that has yet to be invented.
Moreover, the problems that communities face — from hunger to environmental destruction to profound inequity — will not be solved by content knowledge alone. While tried-and-true skills such as reading, writing, and arithmetic will remain essential, developing solutions to complex challenges will require learners who can think critically and work with diverse teams. It will require curious, creative, caring human beings. And it will require learning environments that give every student the nurturing relationships, material support, and inner confidence needed to thrive in a connected, quickly changing world.
Leading Education Innovations from 16 cities across the United States
The Learning Forerunners Across America Spotlight with Remake Learning, Remake Learning Days, and The Grable Foundation highlights system-level best practices that foster innovation at scale in 16 regions across the United States. These system-wide innovations can be top-down initiatives, practices, or policies that enable impactful and scalable approaches to learning in at least 10 schools or institutions or an entire region.
“There may not be another moment in our lifetimes when educators are thinking as boldly about what education and learning might be than right now. We should embrace these innovations as signals about what’s possible,” said Gregg Behr, executive director of The Grable Foundation and co-chair of Remake Learning. “And if we introduce these possibilities to parents, and we genuinely involve families as learning allies alongside our students and teachers, then we just might actually remake learning for years to come. That’s what is so electrifying about what’s happening right here in Pittsburgh and throughout the 16 Remake Learning Days regions.”
These innovations were announced on October 13th, 2020, at the Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA), a celebration of innovative experiences and opportunities for youth to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance and curiosity.
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Spotlight: Learning Forerunners Across America
In partnership with Remake Learning and The Grable Foundation, this Learning Forerunners Across America report identifies and highlights 16 innovations that power the most promising learning ecosystems throughout the United States. This release coincides with the national launch of Remake Learning Days Across America in 16 cities, a yearlong festival kicks off on October 13, 2020.
The innovations presented here focus on big-picture, system-level, impactful solutions at scale that are operating across multiple schools and/or institutions. You’ll see there are many inspiring examples: from connecting K-12 teachers with innovative science and engineering research in Central Pennsylvania, to giving students the tools to design their own learning in Northeast Ohio. These 16 cities break the structural boundaries of outdated traditional systems in K-12 education, and exemply partnerships on multiple connecting levels.