June 7-9: Rethink Schooling and Design the School of the Future at Startup Weekend
May 30, 2013 Do you have ideas about how school should be changed that you want to see put into action? Do you like challenging long-standing assumptions about "how things are"? If so, don't miss "Startup Weekend: Schools" June 7-9 at the HUB SF. Presented by Silicon Schools Fund, 4.0 Schools and Startup Weekend EDU, "Startup Weekend: Schools" will be an exciting, fast-paced 54 hours of rethinking schooling and designing schools of the future. We're recruiting a creative group of educators, designers, funders, and other like-minded individuals to pitch and develop innovative school models.
Unlike other startup weekends, the result of this weekend won't be a tech product, but rather a new school model that radically transforms the traditional approach to learning. The event hinges on participants creating a "core innovation" that improves on a central element of schools (e.g. Why should the school day be delineated by a number of fixed periods? Why should there always be one teacher in front of 30 students?). Teams will come together around a core innovation, and over the course of the weekend develop a new school model to improve education. The weekend culminates with final presentations and pitches in front of a panel of esteemed judges, including Jed Wallace, CEO of the California Charter Schools Association.
This is an exciting opportunity to pitch a new idea or to join a team. This event provides incredible training and networking, and it can be a great way to test out new ideas and develop new concepts.
There are only 120 spots total for the weekend, and the event will definitely sell out. The price is $99 and participants can register as a "General Education Professional," "Educator," "Designer," and "Generalist."