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School Retool is a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders like you redesign your school culture using small, scrappy experiments called “hacks.” Hacks may start small, but they’re built on research-based practices that lead to Deeper Learning, and can create the kind of big change you aspire to—namely, preparing your students for life in the real world.

After 3.5 months of hacking and learning, you’ll go home with a shiny, new process for change, a handful of like-minded principals on speed dial, and the start of a retooled school.

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What is Deeper Learning?

Deeper Learning prepares students for success in college and careers, as well as civic and everyday life. It gives them real-world skills through meaningful experiences. It builds their ability to transfer what they’ve learned from one context to another.

Kids need to know that they matter. Especially kids who are coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. At its core, Deeper Learning is about making sure the students are at the center of the learning experience.

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Who is leading the learning experience?

The ESC of Central Ohio is partnering with the Stanford d.school to lead the only cohort offered in Ohio.

Who should participate?

The experience is intended for principals and assistant principals interested in learning how to redesign school culture. The fall cohort will be limited to 20 participants.

When is it?

Winter 2018 Cohort (applications due November 12, 2017)

  • January 17
  • February 7
  • February 21
  • March 14
How do I apply?

To apply, please go to School Retool and select Apply. The application deadline for the Winter 2018 Cohort is November 12, 2017.

What is the cost?

Each 3.5 month cohort is $2,500.

Need more information?

Please contact Teresa Dempsey, director of professional development at the ESC.

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