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Breakthroughs in teaching and learning aren’t created in a vacuum; they need the expertise of real, school communities.

The Visionary School Network offers a way for educators to try out and give direct feedback on the development of cutting-edge technologies, services, curricula; then share their insights with a larger network of innovative schools.

 

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There are two ways for you and your school to get involved with the Visionary School Network: as a Network School Partner or a Pilot School Partner. Network School Partners have access to affordable and effective classroom tools, while Pilot School Partners work directly with the entrepreneurs in our K12 Fellowship program to pilot new technologies or services in their classrooms.

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Pilot School Partner

Pilot New Innovations
A “ Lead End User”—or an educator most impacted by the solution and/or pilot study—will be  responsible for implementing the pilot process. Working closely with the entrepreneur and a researcher, they will choose an innovation to pilot, define a mini impact study with the researcher and entrepreneur, and use their classroom expertise and insights to inform the development of the solution.

Receive Best-in-Class Innovation Professional Development
Pilot School Partners will receive training on innovation frameworks with other teacher leaders looking to deepen their professional knowledge through two in-person professional development days.

Be Compensated for Your Time
Lead End Users earn an honorarium of $2,500 for their contributions to the innovation process.

 

Network School Partner

Have the Opportunity to adopt solutions after the Pilot Period
Join LEANLAB entrepreneurs and Pilot School Partners for a “Scale Day” event, where Pilot School partners share their learnings from the pilots they conducted. Network Schools are eligible for discounts and can participate in collective buying for piloted innovations that have demonstrated impact.


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TIMELINE

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Partner School Selection
Selected Pilot School Partners take part in professional development on innovation and research frameworks.

Entrepreneur Selection
Pilot School Partners select which entrepreneurs they want to work with and begin implementation.

Mini Studies
Pilot School Partners implement pilot studies in partnership with an entrepreneur and a researcher.

Scale Day
Entrepreneurs and Pilot School Partners showcase their findings to all Network Partners.