What We Believe

We believe in messy learning within a culture of collaboration.

Through non-linear, non-directed, self-initiated learning, our educators find and solve problems within their classroom, their city, and the world together.

We believe in getting uncomfortable.

When educators are pulled outside their comfort zones, that’s where the magic happens.

We believe in the self-actualization of educators.

We provide them with a framework that allows for deep professional growth through their own passions and interests.

We believe by immersing educators in the same online environments their students use every day, our educators will meet their students where they are and speak their language.

We believe in networks.

Meaningful, powerful, intentional connected experiences. Creating a purposeful network is a learned skill that leads to better professional practice and a fuller personal life.

We believe in capacity-building.

We are dedicated to the ongoing development of expertise, both within ourselves as a team and in each of the learners we are privileged to work with every day.

We believe in learning and reflecting deeply.

We know this takes perseverance, even as we push new colleagues to explore ideas and concepts, to rethink, revise, unpack and repack, always resisting the urge to finish prematurely.

We believe in student agency and entrepreneurialism.

Deep learning requires students to think, question, pursue, and create—to take agency and ownership of their learning.

We believe in modeling ourselves out of a job.

We want our educators to take what they’ve learned with us and their powerful legacy project back to their classroom, school, or city, and set the world on fire.