Not directly. This challenge is about re-thinking time, resources and personalized pathways for students.
All New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) schools with grades 6 through 8 are eligible and invited to apply.
If your school is interested in taking on this challenge:
Round I is a rapid design process, and includes two milestone Challenge Collaborative events (dates TBD), where attendance is required. At the end of Round I, design teams will be invited to apply for additional funding, advocacy, per session and support to prototype their ideas during Round II.
Round I schools will be selected based on the content of their video submissions. Schools should submit a 2 minute personalized video that:
Your design team should be comprised of 2-5 people – such as teachers, administrators, and students. For this challenge, schools may also wish to consider who is most involved in thinking through school programming. Design teams should be highly collaborative and open to sharing their work and process.
This challenge is designed to foster collaboration and learning among forward-thinking educators, design experts, iZone, the Office of Academic Policy & Systems, and more. Design teams will have opportunities to collaborate with other Challenge participants throughout Rounds I and II.
During Round I, office hours are optional windows of time for design teams to meet one on one or in small groups with experts for additional support in either the design process or in the development of your prototype. Dates & times will be announced after Round I is underway.
During the challenge, design teams, along with our partners and outside experts, come together at events called, “Collaboratives” to learn about the design process and exchange innovative ideas and practices.
Schools will want to continue to refine their prototypes (during July & August) in preparation for applying to Round II and/or fall implementation of your design.
Design teams will be eligible for Round II. This is not a mandatory next step but design teams who want to continue this work and are interested in receiving additional support for prototyping ideas in the fall should apply for Round II.
Yes. Design teams will receive per session for their time during Round I. Schools in Round II receive additional per session, as well as flex funds that are placed in into school budgets. Flex funds range from $5K – $15K.
We are committed to finding the right schools for this work. We will review video applications on a rolling basis and select schools based on their applications, not a set number.
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Schools must complete the Round I design process to be eligible to apply for Round II.