Folks leading the future of learning need no-strings-attached funding to keep innovating. They need people to trust them, to believe in their work, and to amplify their unique perspective to help others imagine radically different futures.
And the way in which awards are decided, especially those attached to funding like Enduring Ideas, needs to change. Enduring Ideas ensures those most impacted by education's inequities, namely young people (over 50% of each decision-making body) and people of color (over 80% of each decision-making body) truly have the power to decide who receives those awards.
Enduring Ideas Awards are two things simultaneously:
1. An award for future-of-learning leaders
2. An accelerator for those who want to hone their craft in co-created decision-making in education
Ed Innovators should nominate themselves and others for the Enduring Ideas Awards.
Those interested in deepening their practice in co-creation should apply to be a decision-maker in the next cycle.
Enduring Ideas decision-makers have the power to decide which applications are awarded: and put in the time to make those decisions in a deep, deliberative way.
Participants review applications against criteria set by an intergenerational group of former decision-makers.
Participants build community with a small group of people who they will make decisions with, learning about co-creation, youth-adult partnership, and the future of learning along the way.
Deliberation. Debate. Discussion.
Participants decide together which applications are funded (they don't recommend or suggest).
Current Enduring Ideas decision-makers review and select awardees.
Applications open for applicants and decision-makers for Enduring Ideas: School Edition"
Next decision-making cycle occurs between March and May, 2022.
Learn more about Enduring Ideas.
Learn more about the participatory decision-making process Enduring Ideas.
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Enduring Ideas is not just an award process. It's an accelerator for people yearning for experiential learning in: 1) Co-created educational decision-making; 2) Youth-adult partnership, and; 3) The future of learning. Are you interested in deep learning on these topics? Apply to be an Enduring Ideas decision-maker. Apply anytime; cohorts happen twice a year. For: Anyone interested in these learnings, including community members from any institutional type, young people under the age of 20, and Teach For America staff from across the organization.
Youth Reinventors are young people (under the age of 20) who co-design with Teach For America staff to create openings and opportunities for the future of learning and the future of youth-adult co-creation throughout the organization. For: Young people under 20 interested in the radical reinvention of education and the infusion of youth-adult partnership and power into educational nonprofits. Nominate yourself or others anytime. Fellowship cycles usually happen in the summer months.
The LIFE School, an innovative high school in Atlanta, designed a sneaker inspired by a pair of Air Jordans, Adaptive Learning software, passion projects, and the intersection of human interaction with technology. The design made it to the final four in the #FutureofLearningChallenge.
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GRAVITY is a short-cycle accelerator specifically designed for educational innovators that are post-idea stage but pre-growth and scale. Nominate yourself or someone you know anytime. Cohorts are formed throughout the year. For: Founders leading the future of learning through their social venture.
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