The Re-imagine Learning Challenge
CHAMPIONS OF LEARNING THROUGH PLAY!
At the WISE Summit in Doha, the LEGO Foundation and Ashoka have announced the 10 Champions of Learning through Play that are aiming to transform the way the world learns.
As a reminder, all Challenge entrants can access reviewer comments here.
Did you know that to date, over 2,000 innovation reviews have been exchanged on ideas from 63 countries?
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- Sarah Brown – Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education & President, TheirWorld
- Vicky Colbert – Founder and Director, Fundación Escuela Nueva
- David Gauntlett – Professor, Media and Communications, University of Westminster
- Jørgen Vig Knudstorp – CEO, LEGO Group
- Johann Koss – President and CEO, Right To Play International
- Mitchel Resnick – LEGO Papert Professor, Learning Research and Head of Lifelong Kindergarten Group, MIT
- Mirjam Schoning – Global Head, Programs and Partnerships at the LEGO Foundation
- Stavros N. Yiannouka – CEO, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
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Re-imagine Learning Challenge Evaluation Pilot & Trusted Reviewers
For the Re-imagine Learning Challenge, Ashoka piloted a new approach to the first stage of entry evaluation. The objectives of this approach were three-fold:
- Tap the experience and expertise of practicioners in the field to yield a more thoughtful and legitimate selection of Challenge Pacesetters,
- Increase connectivity and collaboration opportunities among people passionate about learning, and
- Create the chance for researchers and educators to survey the landscape of projects and analyze trends.
You can read much more about our specific methodology and results here, but at a high level we created a reviewer network of more than 300 people from partner organizations like Results for Development, Ashoka U's Changemaker Campus Network, and organizations entered in the Re-imagine Learning Challenge.
A subset of about 70 people established a track record for giving high-quality entrant feedback; thoughtful, nuanced reviews; and consideration to the Social Innovation Mapping summarizing the LEGO-Ashoka perspective on “innovation”. We are calling them "Trusted Reviewers".
If your project received feedback from any of the following people, we'd encourage you to reach out; it might be awhile before you encounter thought partners as eager to invest in your success and that of the broader movement. Our congratulations and gratitude go to all those on the list below.
|Global Cardboard Challenge: Imagination Foundation||Nirvan Mullick||, Global - Activities in Over 50 Countries|
|WASH United (WASH = WAter, Sanitation and Hgyiene)||Thorsten Kiefer||Kenya, Nairobi, (and in different locations)|
|Skateistan||Erika Kinast||Afghanistan, Kabul & Mazar-e-Sharif|
|Design for Change||akanksha agarwal||India|
|Fabretto Children's Foundation||Diana Corrales||Nicaragua|
|College Catts Pressoir||Sophie Giberga||Haiti, Port-au-Prince|
|Creative Classrooms through Empowered Teachers||Aleta Margolis||United States, District Of Columbia, Washington|
|Dream A Dream||Vishal Talreja||India, Karnataka, Bangalore|
|Lively Minds - Community-run Play Centres||Alison Naftalin||Uganda|
|PUPA Early Childhood Development||Mary Anne Amorim Ribeiro||Brazil, Espírito Santo, Cariacica|
THOUGHT PARTNERSThought Partners support the Reimagine Learning Challenge through technical support and strategic partnership. This may include providing feedback to entrants, participate in moderated discussions, mobilizing the broader Reimagine Learning Network and/or other strategic support. Thought Partners and their employees are not eligible to enter the challenge. To find out more about how to become a Thought Partner, please contact us.
NETWORK PARTNERSNetwork Partners are community-based organizations that use their networks to spread the word about the Reimagine Learning Challenge. They share information about the Challenge through their constituents and contacts using a variety of means, including email, social media and/or contributing to the discussion. Network Partners do not have access to the evaluation or selection process and so are eligible to enter the Challenge. To become a Network Partner, please contact us.