Bringing Expanded Learning Systems from Idea to Action

140 people. 25 communities from around the country… and the world with one team hailing from Brazil! One big goal: to build expanded learning systems that increase students’ access to high-quality learning opportunities and equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive.

In March, we hosted “From Idea to Action: An Institute for Building Expanded-Learning Systems,” a two-day event where community leaders gathered to discuss the essential elements of expanded-learning systems. We kicked off the meeting with city leaders distilling their system-building work into six-word stories:

  • Communicate, coordinate, collaborate for youth. Repeat.
  • Quality is the thread we’re connected by.
  • A plan, need partners, please help.
City teams discuss system-building challenges

City teams discuss system-building challenges

Our Every Hour Counts partners presented workshops focused on the themes of sustainability, and data. Our new Institute Summary shares the system-building strategies, best practices, and challenges that were discussed. Here are a few insights from the report: Continue reading