Business Innovation Factory
For Research On School Reform, Videos On School Transformation, And A Crowd-sourced Online Platform
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
The Business Innovation Factory’s Student Experience Lab uses human-centered design to develop new education models. The lab will conduct research to better understand the issues and successes traditional public schools experience when attempting to implement deeper learning practices; test a practitioner cohort model that spreads deeper learning among educators; and produce video content around strategies for increasing deeper learning in public schools. This work challenges assumptions that deeper learning–focused schools must be purpose-built institutions, demonstrates the potential for school leaders to transform existing public schools, and inspires educators to have a "hacker" mindset.
About the Grantee
60 Valley Street, Unit 25, Providence, RI, 02909, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion capacity to advance educational equity
for a School Hackers reality TV-style school transformation show and crowd-sourced online platform
The Business Innovation Factory Student Experience Lab uses human-centered design to develop and share new models of education. This grant would support the creation of a video series that features a team of experts assisting a traditional public school in the process of transforming itself (through no/low-cost "do it yourself" solutions) into a deeper learning environment; it will also create a crowd-sourced online platform for sharing school improvement ideas. This grant supports the Program’s goals of providing proof-points that challenge the assumption that schools focused on deeper learning must be new, purpose-built institutions, and demonstrate that it is possible for school leaders to transform their own existing, traditional public schools.