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The Designing for Learning Cards will help you understand and design schools that honor how people best learn!

Designing for Learning Cards

New York, New York
Transcend uses insights from many contexts to inspire school design. The insights in our Designing for Learning Cards come from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and education, among other disciplines. Each card shares one principle related to how learning best occurs and includes provocations for designing aligned learning environments.

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What we do?

Transcend is a national nonprofit organization focused on innovation in school design. We support communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments.

Why we do it?

So that all young people learn in ways that enable them to thrive in and transform the world.

How this innovation supports our work?

The Designing for Learning Cards help us bring critical research about how learning best occurs into the school design process. 

Learn more about Transcend at www.transcendeducation.org. There you can download our Designing for Learning Primer and Cards, as well as other resources, such as the Graduate Aims Database--a hundrED 2019 winner! 

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Innovation Overview
1 - 18
Age Group
1 500
Focus areas
Science of Learning
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The Designing for Learning Cards are a fun, no-tech-needed innovation. Each pack includes eight starter activities to get you going. For many activities you won't need any additional resources at all! For others you'll need sticky-notes, markers, or chart papers.
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