Our programs empower leaders, develop teachers, and engage students around rigorous and relevant real-world learning. We do this through signature programs in our cities and national initiatives.
Transforming Learning Collaborative
The Transforming Learning Collaborative (TLC), founded by Schools That Can, Da Vinci Schools, and Next Generation Learning Challenges, is a national initiative aimed at expanding student-centered, next-generation, real-world learning for K-12 schools. The TLC offers an annual Transforming Learning Conference and a year-long Incubator program.
The Schools That Can Annual Forum brings district, charter, faith-based, and independent school leaders and teachers from around the nation together. We hosted our first Forum in 2006, and in recent years, the focus of our Forums has been bringing real-world learning into schools. Since 2014, we have also presented the RFK Urban Education Awards at the Forum, given annually to a school leader, teacher, and student who has advocated for change. We are honored to partner with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights to present these awards.
Building Real-World Learning (K-8)
STC works with K-8 teachers and students to bring powerful real-world learning programming to our schools, empowering students to drive their own learning, while developing non-cognitive and technical skills that will help them pursue their passions in high school and beyond.
Career Skills (9-12)
STC helps high schools build out career pathway programs that align to CTE standards. This includes navigating curriculum options and helping build mentorship and internship programs. Further components include college credit opportunities with local community colleges and our Bridging the Education to Employment (e2e) Gap Program that offers job shadowing and builds career awareness.
Professional Learning Groups (PLGs)
Working with cohorts of educators from across our schools, we tackle challenges and develop solutions to integrate more real-world learning into K-12 schools using evidence-based frameworks for inquiry and improvement. STC facilitates learning across PLGs and supports schools’ individual improvement projects.