22 Sep 2015
Redesigning Schools for Today’s LearnersTopics:
Through the NewSchools Venture Fund, Stacey Childress (MBA 2000) is bringing together teams of innovators and educators to reinvent the way schools work for today’s learners, to help the current generation of students gain access to what they need to compete in the global economy and to develop the mindset and skills to find success over their lives.
In this video, Childress explains the basis for these ideas.
“The current way schools are designed and organized was really developed over a century ago. And so today, what we have are the most diverse, connected generation in history—our young people—actually in schools that were designed for a very different time and a very different place.
“We believe that a lot of the challenges that young people have educationally when they leave high school and show up at college are actually attributed to that problem; that schools today really are not built in a way that meets the needs of today’s learners.
“And so, at NewSchools Venture Fund, what we are doing is really looking for great innovators, teams of educators with great ideas to reinvent the way school works so that it really meets the needs of every learner every day and will help this generation of learners actually have what they need to compete in the global economy. But also [give them] the mindsets and skills they need to be successful over the course of their whole lives. To build successful families, successful communities, and basically invent the future that we will actually all live in.”
(Published September 2015)
Class of MBA 2000, Section E