WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN: Back in 2014, Summit Public Schools announced that it would be opening up its platform for personalized student playlists to other districts through a program dubbed “Basecamp.” 19 schools joined the first cohort, and dow, Summit has launched the application for the second cohort of Basecamp partner schools. According to Chief External Officer Mira Browne, schools do not need to pay to be part of Basecamp, and progress through the program (if accepted) with a grade-level team, which consists of at least four teachers: one math, one science, one social studies and one English in grades 6-10.
Browne also shared with EdSurge that the number of accepted participants will increase this year. "We had over 150 schools express interest in partnering with us this first year," she says. "We made the decision to remain small in our pilot year, so we can learn a great deal this year. We plan to partner with many more schools next year to meet the demand from schools for personalized learning."
Summit is accepting applications through December 18, 2015. Visit the Basecamp website to find more information about the program and application requirements.