The Great Remake
Remake Learning works to ignite engaging, relevant, and equitable learning opportunities that help young people thrive in a time of remarkable change. A rapidly shifting society places ever-changing expectations on learners and educators alike: Tomorrow’s graduates won’t assemble cars; they’ll design the computers that drive them. They’ll be tasked with solving global challenges, from climate change to hunger. Their jobs — many of which we can’t yet imagine — will require them to think critically, solve complex problems, and collaborate and
communicate across cultures.
Of course, remaking learning is about more than building a workforce. It’s also about raising creative, curious, caring citizens. It’s about building stronger, more inclusive communities; a more robust, equitable region; and a more just, loving world.
We invite school districts and nonprofit organizations involved in Remake Learning to help spark wonder, compassion, and a sense of belonging among the region’s learners. We specifically seek to support equitable learning experiences through projects that work alongside — as well as uplift and support — the voices, strength, and potential of learners in poverty; learners of color; learners in rural areas; girls in STEM; and learners with exceptionalities.
With catalytic grants of $2,500 and $7,500, we aim to support learning practices, projects, and environments that advance our common vision:
Activate skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration so that learners are prepared for an increasingly technology-driven future. Learners are empowered to identify and solve problems that affect them and their communities; to fail, retry, and learn from mistakes; to express their creativity in authentic ways; and to both struggle and have fun.
Challenge learners to question, examine, and dissect social systems; to develop the confidence to address and deconstruct inequalities; and to construct a more just and equitable world.
Connect all the places learners live, work, and play, including schools, libraries, museums, parks, clubs, community centers, centers of faith, at home, and online.
Encourage learners to explore and play and support them to follow their curiosity using varied tools (including, but not limited to, technologies).
Derive from deep and caring relationships between learners and their families, peers, educators, and mentors.
Connect learners to their communities and, in an interconnected world, help earners develop cross-cultural understandings that unlock opportunities to thrive both within and beyond their own communities.