The Unboxing School Movement
A worldwide call for action, for those who care and are committed, to join forces in pursuit of significant changes in educational practices.
To trigger a rippling effect that will accelerate an agile transformation of educational systems towards truly meeting the needs currently re-defined by the COVID-19 crisis. To seize the opportunities provided by the upheaval of educational habits, in order to pursue educational systems that truly respond to the long-neglected learning challenges of the Digital Age. To inhibit the natural instinct of “going back”, by providing resourceful alternatives and possibilities better suited to the different educational stakeholders (students, educators, parents, decision-makers, and society in general). To target a global perspective, that not only strengthens and enriches every local activity, but that also provides the opportunity to leverage digital divides aggravated by the 2020 world crisis.
basic educational habits and practices have been decisively challenged by the COVID-19 crisis, providing unique opportunities for long-due changes.
Worldwide commonalities have triggered significant reach-out and global collaborations across industries.
the startup culture and community brings unique value to the solutions as well as a better understanding and therefore more efficient interaction with the relevant users.
A select group of thought leaders gathered to help understand and define the main principles towards the target actions as well as facilitate the relevant connections and growth.
Director , Beracha Foundation, Israel
Chief Educational Adviser TES Global
CEO Center for Education Technology
Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab
The Movement requires a joint venture between organizations and individuals across the spectrum of practitioners, society, investment, philanthropy, decision and policymakers.
MindCET is the main organizer, providing the basic seeds and facilitating the infrastructure to support the Movement.
TASKFORCE AND SQUADS:
Groups dedicated to different target actions, formed and led locally, connected and supported by the different resources constantly emerging by the Movement. They will put into practice the target actions, starting with:
For school change
A platform that serves as a supporting resource to enable the development of significant changes in school practices.
Willing Schools become design partners by choosing to undertake a significant transformation of one habit they choose.
to enable startup impact
Accelerate EdTech innovative solution companies fit to penetrate educational settings undertaking innovative changing processes.
MindCET is an EdTech innovation center, based in the Negev, which brings together entrepreneurs, educators, learners, and researchers to develop innovative groundbreaking educational and learning solutions based technology. The growing interest in the startup EdTech arena, establishes a robust ground for MindCET entrepreneurial initiatives, due to its strong relevance to the digital age generations and the current critical educational challenges triggered by COVID-19.