Virtual Programming for Schools

Updated August 1st

Like many educational organizations, we were forced to quickly adapt to a virtual learning environment this year. The results were very encouraging. We successfully engaged around 100 high students 3.5 hours a day for 4 weeks. Student and parent feedback was nearly unanimously very favorable. We know that many high schools will still be principally remote for the 2020-2021 school year. We can help.

Information posted here is in draft form and will updated with additional details the first week of August.

The Basics

This is a brief overview of our online course offerings. We can deliver either of the following virtual courses to as many as 50 students per class over 30 contact hours: 2-week Entrepreneurship and the Environment program and our 2-week Sustainable Cities program.

Courses will meet in real time (rather than asynchronously) with breakout sessions and group project work occurring outside of classroom hours.

What is the time commitment?

Classes can meet for 45, 60, 75 or 90 minute blocks. There are 30 contact/classroom hours per course. There is also approximately 20 hours of total group project work that will occur outside of class hours. Week 1 has approximately 5 hours of group project work. Week 2 has approximately 15 hours. It is not possible to miss a class session or any of the group work.

What is the format of the courses?

The first half of the course will feature topical content (including breakout sessions and small group work). The second half is dedicated to a significant group project. The project format is rooted in design thinking methodology.

Does this align with Common Core education standards?


What is the fee?

Please contact us to discuss. It may be possible to fully underwrite the costs through grants.