Summit Public Schools—a charter management organization and nonprofit that uses personalized learning to prepare a diverse population for success—believes that education can deliver on its promise of helping all children achieve their potential. Its results are astounding: 96% of its graduates are accepted into at least one four-year college and its students finish college at double the national average.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with its focus on supporting personalized learning schools, partnered with MediaStorm to develop a toolset that would make the ideas and philosophies of Summit Public Schools accessible to anyone. In so doing, we hope to amplify Summit’s impact, enabling educators across the country to understand how personalized learning meets many of the challenges of 21st century learning.
To achieve our goals, MediaStorm built an interactive website that combines storytelling, video, and interaction design, to create an immersive experience that shows users what it’s like to teach, learn, and thrive at Summit Public Schools.
The site has already yielded powerful results–educators from across the country are reporting that the site helps them understand what it’s like to learn and teach at Summit - reducing the need for them to visit one of the schools in-person. Summit also reports that the launch of the site has helped recruitment for the Summit Learning program, a partnership targeted at bringing personalized learning to schools across the country.Link: Summit Public Schools Interactive WebsiteClient: Summit Public Schools
, Chan Zuckerberg InitiativePublished:
February 1, 2017