Once upon a time, most people considered travel to the moon nothing but a dream. A bold idea so improbable, it seemed impossible.
We know now that it wasn’t impossible. And many scientists, engineers, mathematicians, pilots, and politicians knew it at the time. Thousands of people from across different disciplines worked together—tirelessly, fearlessly, and not without failure—for many years, to eventually turn this distant dream into reality.
The world has changed a lot since we landed on the moon. Technological advances like personal computers, the internet, smartphones, and social media are changing how people live, work, and interact. Educators see changes in their students, too: they use technology more frequently, connect with their peers differently, and they’re preparing for careers that didn’t even exist a few years ago.
The world is changing, and education needs to change, too. But to many, the prospect of making this change sounds as impossible as a moon landing sounded in the 1950s.
Since 2007, a network of educators in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have been working together—tirelessly, fearlessly, and not without failure—to turn this new dream into reality. A small group of a dozen or so has grown into thousands of people working across disciplines: classroom teachers, learning scientists, artists, designers, early learning educators, administrators, principals, mentors, facilitators, researchers, librarians, museum educators, program directors, edtech entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and more. The Remake Learning network’s mission is a new kind of moonshot: make learning engaging, relevant, and equitable for today’s young people.
We’re many years into our journey an have many years to go, but our latest mission report has just landed: Moonshot: A Guide to Bold & Experimental Thinking in Education, shares our Moonshot approach with other educators seeking to do the impossible.
In the pages of Moonshot, you’ll find:
- A history of our Moonshot Grant program, including descriptions of the 33 projects we supported in 2021 and 2022.
- Inspiring photographs and illustrations to help you envision your own preferred future of learning.
- A step-by-step guide to developing a “Moonshot mindset” so that you can embrace experimentation, risk, and change to make your preferred future a reality.
- Mission reports from four of our Moonshot grantees, with details about the shifts they’ve observed and advice from project leaders.
Sneak a peek at the publication in the preview images below.