We have talked to thousands of educators who feel isolated and are eager for a space to have peer-to-peer conversations about what works in education on a national scale. Many cited Twitter as the "best PD they’ve ever had" but they are often frustration with scheduled chat times and, sometimes intimidating, rapid-fire Twitter chat formats. Also, many educators are often overwhelmed by the amount of ‘noise’ on social media feeds. In this online community educators, like you, can collaborate anytime and anywhere around topics that have highest potential for impact. Think of this platform as a community tent. A place where both what works, and how it works, can be discovered.
The Sevenzo model was first piloted in 2015 through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the Redesign Challenge, engaging thousands of educators from across the country around a problem of practice. Founded in Pittsburgh in 2016, the new organization is building on the early traction of this pilot.
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"Teachers from across the country have joined the belonging-challenge to share ideas with one another."
"RDC (a workshop with teachers tackling common challenges in K-12) was an experience that flew in real experts in technology, design thinking, media, and education. These experts hung around, asked questions, listened, and advised."
"They are soliciting ideas and seeking applications from people who want to take part in educator-run meetings that are “an open dialogue between those who often make the decisions and those who have to live with those decisions.”"
"These promising models are still on the cutting edge, but we’re seeing them catch hold, especially among the educators who have been calling for transformation in PD."
"She is overseeing the foundation's Redesign Challenge, which uses a crowdsourcing model to tap into educators' and stakeholders' ideas for improving education."