“I have now learned specific tools I can use, from the overall problem/solution design process, to help others participate in the process, as well as to evaluate elements of the solution design both before and during implementation.”
-Keith Dumbleton, Teacher at George Westinghouse College Prep


The focus of Sprint is to prototype solutions that solve the validated problem. We continue to work with educators through a design process; building, testing, and refining solutions based on student feedback and initial, formative data. In this phase, we learn to leverage existing resources and rapidly test low-stakes solutions for the purposes of “failing forward fast”—we’re eager to create a safe space among educators in which we share challenges and learn as much from what doesn’t work as what does. At the conclusion of Sprint, school teams have produced a design opportunity and tested prototypes in multiple classrooms.


SDP8 (1)


Sprint develops the following TrueSchool core knowledge, practices, and mindsets for education innovation:


  • Design prototypes
  • Determine formative data
  • Iterate and repeat


  • Prototype to make ideas tangible
  • Rapidly gather feedback + data
  • Iterate the model


  • Actualize a vision by taking a big goal and breaking it down into specific actions
  • Leverage existing resources and assets
  • Take risks, fail forward fast


Learn more about our third program phase