This fall, the CILD will host a cohort of 20 high school principals from across the state of Virginia in a new program called School Retool. School Retool, developed by IDEO and Stanford’s d. School, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is an innovative professional development fellowship that helps school principals develop the vision and mindset to redesign their school culture to include cutting edge, research-based deeper learning practices.
The CILD was awarded a research grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to examine the impact of the School Retool professional development program on participants from the Virginia cohort. The study will include 1) an analysis of School Retool in terms of the features of high quality professional development; 2) identification of the most impactful elements of School Retool for participants; and 3) identification of the contextual factors that hinder and promote innovation efforts.
Learn more about School Retool and their famous “hack mindsets” here: