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OWL Facilitator Blogs About Co-Designing Curriculum

Jimmy McCue

Jan 4, 2024

Jimmy McCue, OWL Facilitator & Coach and full time math teacher, writes about exciting co-designed curriculum in his classes.

Embark Education, a microschool based in a coffee shop, employs a competency-based approach that transforms learning by authentically integrating projects like those at Pinwheel Coffee, co-designed with learners. This collaboration fosters a personalized, learner-centered environment where students engage in empathy exercises, prototyping, and community partnerships, culminating in projects like a family recipe collection that celebrates cultural diversity. By partnering with organizations like Shop at Matter and employing critical analysis, students gain deep insights into societal issues, creating a meaningful and inclusive educational experience that empowers them to explore, engage, and discover their sense of self.

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