Empowering educators to transform schools from within
We achieve impact by developing innovative education leaders, effective solutions to pressing problems, and global networks to dramatically improve student outcomes.
TrueSchool develops the knowledge, practices, and mindsets of educators as innovators within schools.
TrueSchool leads to the creation and adoption of new solutions with evidence of improving student outcomes.
TrueSchool Solution Blueprints incorporate all major components of school transformation efforts. They are designed to be an actionable, shareable document that functions as a high-level overview of the plan to guide actions to improve student outcomes.
Developing a curriculum and culture of literacy for a linguistically diverse student population
Creating authentic STEM learning experiences through project-based learning
The TrueSchool Design Process + Curriculum Overview
Set a big, bold vision for student success grounded in existing reasources available on-site, and the school’s identity.
Define the opportunity for a transformative new model of student learning, rooted in student perspective and inspired by cases of innovative schools that have led powerful change.
Measure and analyze the impact of the prototype on student learning, using a more rigorous approach designed by the team.
Capture learning from the pilot & plan for building buy-in and distributed leadership for sustainable, scalable change.
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Stacy StewartPrincipal / Belmont-Cragin Elementary
“The steps we passed through during this project with the hands-on scientific approach to gather information and analyze our theories opened the minds of our team members to change the status quo. The work and experiences we have had will result in changes at our school at the fundamental level.”
Bryan QuinlanPrincipal / James Monroe Elementary
“TrueSchool approaches professional learning differently. Instead of a presenter talking at people, the solution is coming from the talented professionals in the room. This model is not only engaging for the adult learner, but it benefits the profession. Moreover, I believe it creates a better solution as educators are expert problem solvers and people on the ground level know the work closest.”
Ben KutyloFormer Director of Program Investments / Chicago Public Education Fund
”In continued conversations, TrueSchool brought great ideas to the table. They also welcomed and offered collaboration and feedback throughout the entire process, quickly adapting to Chicago’s context. The Fund’s team is lean and we work with many external stakeholders in Chicago. The TrueSchool team brought the capacity, professionalism and attention to detail that The Fund needed to manage a large-scale, highly-visible program.”
Albert CorderoTeacher & EDesigner / Belmont-Cragin Elementary
”It is very empowering to know that one has the ability to contribute ideas and to influence the direction of our school. I am not sure every teacher has the chance to experience this kind of involvement. We are lucky to have a principal, teacher collaborative culture, and a partnership with your organization that has given us the chance to make a real difference.”