Questions we are asking:
Innovative Curriculum Design
- What do your current educational programs look like and what are you looking to incorporate or change with them?
- What does the latest research say and how can it inform a way to move forward?
- How do we take into account our students, faculty and community when designing new programs, pedagogies and structures?
We are current practitioners in the classroom leading this work. We will support you as you envision what innovative instructional design looks like at your school. Transformation needs a guide. We can help.
Practitioners in the Classroom
Transformation In Practice
Read some case studies of partnerships with schools and organizations to develop and incorporate innovative instructional design into their programs.
The Dewey Schools
The Dewey Schools (TDS) is dedicated to 21st century experiential learning through real-world, project-based work. Their goal was to partner with a top-ranked school in the United States to integrate an innovative curriculum and pedagogy into their existing TDS curriculum. As part of a long-term partnership, Mount Vernon Ventures will support the integration of its curriculum into TDS’s programs. TDS students will have the opportunity to attend Mount Vernon’s Upper School and earn a dual MV | TDS diploma. Summer cultural immersion programs will be developed as well for TDS students.
The Tilton School
Tilton, New Hampshire
Looking to transform their Upper School student experience, the Tilton School, a boarding school in New Hampshire, partnered with MVV consultants to develop an innovative curriculum with detailed programmatic and academic transformations. With a focus in design thinking, a four year program organized by year – Forge, Ignite, Dive, Launch – was developed to enhance agency in both learners and leaders. This partnership included site-visits to both campuses and used the Mount Vernon’s design thinking model to discover, define, design and deploy this new program as part of the Tilton student experience.
A school within a school, Innovation Diploma (iD) is a student-led, transformation design studio that inspires, creates, and implements high-impact work. This program was developed with the idea that students learn best through real-world work. Students create long term professional relationships, facilitating positive change in partnered organizations and communities, and having an active role in changing the world around them. Rather than merely preparing students for the future, Innovation Diploma empowers young leaders to inspire, innovate, and implement high-impact work now.
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