Mission: Our mission is to create schools that will enhance relationships and build relevant learning envirenments that empower students, parents and teachers to make choices. These learning environments utilize self-directed, project-based learning to build student autonomy through relevant learning opportunities, create student belongingness through full-time advisories, and empower teachere vie teacher-led and democratically governed schools. To create engaging schools of this nature requires edvisions to engage in dialogue concerning the nature of learning and assessment that aligns with whole-child development rather than academic achievement alone.
Programs: Edvisions schools has an overall focus of leading educational reform. In regards to this we:develop new schools around a personalized project based modelprovide professional development to existing schools around personalized project based learning. Participate in national conversations around school reform and changing the social mindset around schoolingadminister the hope survey as a way to evaluate the success of schools beyond standardized test scores. Provide services for schools that are needing expertise in certain areas: finances, technology, facilities. Fiscally host organizations that are working for educational reform.
EdVisions does important, pioneering work. They focus on research based, exciting project based learning. They have developed an important assessment, the Hope Survey. This helps assess whether young people are developing vital skills of goal setting, persistence and "grit."