ANALOG LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Our future of education report is here
Students are filling their backpacks and gearing up to return to full-time, in-person school, fully expecting to face another tumultuous year. School has become as fraught as any other area of society, and Gen Z and Gen Alpha are doing their best to navigate it. Below, we’re offering a peek into our new education report and spotlighting a few examples of ways brands and non-profits are helping young people navigate education today.
The web-based education tool Rosa is addressing the need for mental health support in K-12 schools by offering students daily wellness check-ins that pre-screen for significant mental health challenges and facilitates real-time mental health support for the highest-need students. Teachers and counselors have dashboards that allow them to track daily and long-term student wellness metrics. This enables school leaders to create effective action plans that take into account students’ emotional well-being. Teachers and counselors can also chat directly with students to provide real-time support.
Prospect School’s “diverse by design” model creates genuinely diverse and integrated learning environments where students can gain a deep understanding of how alternative perspectives drive innovation and creativity. Today the network spans four primary and secondary schools serving over 1,500 students. Classes are designed to be inclusive and diverse, ensuring a balance of student race and ethnicity, fluency in English, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Unlike Prospect Charter, Abbott Elementary isn’t a real school but rather a TV series. The Emmy-nominated and Hollywood Critics Association-winning mockumentary-style workplace sitcom has been praised by media and teachers alike for its realistic representation of inner-city teaching by shining a light on a group of dedicated, passionate teachers who find themselves thrown together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. For parents, the show provides an insider’s look into the world of teaching and opens up the conversation about giving teachers compassion.