We are excited to share a brand new initiative launched by two SparkHouse learners earlier this year.
After attending SparkHouse in November 2016, Hannah Bertram and Jemar Lee returned to their home state of Iowa with a deep desire to bring the learner-centered conversation to their Cedar Rapids community and beyond. With this newfound passion in their hearts, they promptly began formulating an initiative called EdRevision. It is their mission to “educate communities about the importance of learner-centered education; [they] will empower traditional and nontraditional students and teachers by bringing them together to revise education.” Hannah and Jemar aren’t alone in this effort as 12 other Iowa BIG learners signed on a er hearing about their idea. With support from Iowa BIG mentors, these learners are already organizing events, an EdCongress, and EdRevision Talks. Their work is creating brand new spaces where learner-centered learners and traditional learners can share their experiences from two different paradigms and discuss strategies for advocating for transformation in their spaces.