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Rebound, Rebuild, Remake

By June 2, 2021June 24th, 2021No Comments

What if there was a universal Individualized Education Program (IEP) where every student had access to personalized educational opportunities? What if every school had a “Director of Relationships” whose sole responsibility was to help kids, especially those who are often overlooked, build their social networks and imagine what they can do? What if an entire school leaned into maker education, from curriculum to professional development to classroom design?

At this pivotal moment in education, we have the opportunity to reimagine learning as never before. To that end, KID Museum is premiering the first in a series of conversations with cutting edge leaders in the field, where we discuss innovative ideas and explore where we can go from here. We begin this month with Gregg Behr, the Executive Director of the Grable Foundation, Founder of the Remake Learning Network, and co-author of the book, When You Wonder, You’re Learning, who speaks with Dr. Shanika Hope, Director of Education Outreach at Google and a Board Member here at KID Museum.

In the video, Gregg and Shanika dive into the questions posed above, giving us insight into what’s possible. The third question, by the way, is based on a real-life public school in Pennsylvania which, when they adopted a full-school maker curriculum, experienced an increase in math and reading scores and a decrease in dropouts — not to mention a highly engaged and motivated student and teacher population.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video to discover what we can do, and get inspired by ideas for innovating in a post-Covid educational landscape.