Transcend is a national non-profit that partners with environments and educators to develop and spread innovative models of learner-centered education.

Transcend does not have a standard formula for its partnerships; instead, it advocates for “eight great leaps” from our current system of education to new models. These leaps take into account the demands of a new model of education and include aspects such as parents’ and students’ roles, the use of technology, and the structure of the school community. Transcend provides its partners with R&D tools to design and develop innovative models based on their eight principles. It then works with them to codify these models so they can be adapted and scaled to other environments. Some of Transcend’s current partners include Achievement First’s Greenfield Schools (Transcend’s prototype partnership) and Always Be Learning—and it is on the search for more! From the thought paper that launched Transcend—Dissatisfied Yet Optimistic—to videos and articles that inspire the Transcend team themselves, there is plenty to explore in Transcend’s archives.

Last updated 02/11/2016

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