BIF 2010: How might we create learning opportunities for students pushed out of formal education?

Prototype Groups

  • The Builder Project is a mentorship program that connects students with the people and resources they need to reach their learning goals. An intricate feedback framework allows students to communicate their needs as they progress toward goals.

    (presentation and commentary from Dale Dougherty, MAKE and Suzanne Walsh, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

  • The School Suckcessful program is designed to help people who are, or are about to be, pushed out of traditional learning by providing support and information that will either help them stay in school or find viable alternative paths to continue their education. Interactions are both in-person and online and include connecting with other push outs to learn from their experiences and gain ideas around alternative paths of learning.

    (presentation and commentary from Dale Dougherty, MAKE and Suzanne Walsh, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

  • Got Your Back is a multi-tiered program for keeping students in school. The Dropout Concierge supports students’ education goals and the Got Your Back logo on workplace windows indicate opportunities to keep students engaged. Typing Got Your Back into cell phones also provides support and resources.

    (presentation and commentary from Dale Dougherty, MAKE and Suzanne Walsh, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

BIF 2010: How might we create learning opportunities for students pushed out of formal education?
Design Challenge
ISKME Big Ideas Fest 2010
Half Moon Bay, CA