Stanford University

For The School Retool And "do It Yourself" School Reform Projects

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    12/1/2016
  • Term
    48 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The d.school is a hub for innovators at Stanford University who focus on creating transformative learning experiences. The d.school will develop programs that challenge school leaders to employ "do it yourself" approaches to create greater deeper learning opportunities for students, and will explore "uncommon measures" as means to assess their progress toward their goals. This work challenges assumptions that deeper learning-focused schools must be purpose-built institutions and tests the theory of diffusion — that by making elements of deeper learning easy to "test out" using existing structures, the practices and ideas will be more likely to spread.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
siepr.stanford.edu 
Address
366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305, United States
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