ELEVATE: Agile Design For High Potential Learners
ELEVATE was a multiyear initiative from 2015 through to 2018 involving leading educators that explicitly focused on advancing the national conversation around how best to identify and challenge high potential learners, and how to design and implement practices to address the needs of such learners, including gifted students, now and into the future.
Using a disciplined innovation approach, schools were empowered to explore their context and create adaptive learning environments that focused on deepening and extending their students’ abilities and achievements in academic areas and beyond. ELEVATE participant access is available here.
The design of the ELEVATE program incorporated three core components:
Elevate the learning opportunities for high potential learners and unleash their potential;
Collaborate as a profession and use collective wisdom to design practices and models that have an impact;
Innovate “next practices” by using innovation methods and design thinking.