Community as the Campus
Learning happens everywhere throughout a community, including in-school and out-of-school settings, remote locations and through online platforms. This has been constant – long before COVID-19 forced educators and policy makers to rethink the antiquated systems that perpetuate inequitable models of teaching and learning, but systemic change is slow to design and implement. Yet, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design an educational system that truly works for all students, families and educators to transform our democracy.
So, what do we do with this moment?
We act, as collaborative designers, to reimagine school by listening to all stakeholders, by creating aspirations, by acknowledging constraints, and by prototyping models to accelerate transformative change.
TIES, in collaboration with our partners and many communities throughout the country, has launched Community as the Campus as a sustainable design initiative to catalyze the future of education. This is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning, based on research, cross-sector collaboration and the social agency of citizens, particularly the most marginalized.
At its core, the Community as the Campus must be designed with a focus on equity, social-emotional wellness, deeper learning and the health and safety of all involved. Please connect with TIES and our partners as we frame the questions, ideas and actions to rethink education and design it together.