Designing with students in mind

Julia Ciciora I first learned about the engineering design process in a class called IPRO (Interprofessional Projects Program) while doing my undergrad at the Illinois Institute of Technology. As a non-engineer major, I didn’t think much of it but did my part as a member of the two required interprofessional projects. The class required students […]

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VOTE TrueSchool for Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship!

VOTE TODAY!  The Tory Burch Foundation launched its inaugural Fellows Competition to select 10 entrepreneurs for a yearlong fellowship. Their mission is to empower women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Over 500 applicants from across the nation applied. TrueSchool Studio is one of thirty finalists selected to compete for mentorship and coaching for one year, funds […]

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“The Mirage” or The Dream? A discussion of what might be if we think boldly…

TNTP’s “The Mirage” sets out to identify bright spots of teacher growth to determine what type, frequency and delivery of teacher professional development yield the most improvement. Researchers identified “improvers,” as 19-30% of teachers in 95% of schools they surveyed and compared their experience to “non-improvers.”* Surprisingly, both groups had very similar levels of engagement […]

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Los Angeles Sprint 2015 Information

Hello Los Angeles Sprint 2015 EDesigners! This is where you’ll find all the information you need about the Sprint Studios and updates. If you have other questions or feedback, please reach out to Maggie at riddell@trueschool.org.   KEY LINKS Sprint 2015 Pre-Program Survey Sprint 2015 Community Profile Studio 1 Agenda Studio 2 Agenda Studio 3 Agenda   […]

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VOTE for TrueSchool – Big Idea Finalist

VOTE TODAY! The annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK, hosts one of the largest crowd driven pitch extravaganza – The Big Idea. 22 nominees are competing to secure a place in The Big Idea – Vote for TrueSchool via the NOLA.com voting platform. Nominated companies work across various industries – ranging from […]

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Chicago Educators: Apply Now for the Summer Design Program 2015 (applications due by 5pm, March 23)

CLICK HERE FOR THE SDP15 APPLICATION The Summer Design Program (SDP) enables educators to create and implement innovations to transform student learning in their classrooms or schools. Educator teams from public schools across Chicago engage in a series of sessions led by TrueSchool Studio and the Chicago Public Education Fund. Together, we clarify a school-based, […]

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“Build Better Edtech Products By Connecting Early And Often With Teachers”

Many edtech developers create what they believe is the best and brightest edtech solution only to find that teachers aren’t using it at the rates they expected – one of the reasons this can happen is when developers have not developed understanding of the teacher experience. Falkenthal of UP Global names the top reasons to […]

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“100 Schools Worth Visiting”

Tom Vander Ark has compiled 100 schools worth visiting across the US all the way from elementary and K-8 schools through high school. One of the most-prized association skills innovators possess is to see awesome ideas in other settings and fields and steal them to apply to a new context. This list provides lots of opportunities […]

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