At Kaleidoscope, we believe students should graduate high school with:
But high school doesn't make enough space for these important things:
It divides the world into disciplinary classes, which are too narrow to capture the big issues in the world.
It stresses "one right answer" calculation over the thinking skills needed to navigate ambiguity.
It's anchored on what we've taught in the past rather than what matters and engages today.
It offers limited opportunities for you to find and follow an interest, to direct a project from beginning to end, or to develop the self-knowledge and skills needed to be successful.
When we talk to students, we hear:
They want more to learn about what's happening in today's world.
They want more active learning and less note-taking and test prep.
We are building a new set of courses and experiences that do all this. Our 2018 summer fellowship was the first step on this journey. In 2018-19, we began piloting our Problem Solving course with a high school in North Carolina. In 2019, we’ll expand our fellowships offered. And in 2019-20, we’ll partner with more schools to offer our courses.