Education Accelerator

A nine month program for school leaders to skyrocket their impact and transform their schools.

 
 
 
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Transform Your School's Future

With the Education Accelerator, we believe in supporting schools to develop innovative cultures capable of elevating their future, empowering their teachers and maximizing student engagement. We believe in a leadership program that not only supports principals, but also the next generation of leaders in every building. We believe in a cross-pollination strategy that looks beyond education for the support of business and industry leaders as panel members, mentors and scholarship providers for schools involved. Do you believe?

 
 
 

"OUR FACULTY  LEFT  FEELING ON FIRE.

- INSTRUCTIONAL COACH, DENVER

 
 
 
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What is the Education Accelerator?

A nine month innovation program designed to support you in solving your school’s biggest problem of practice by investing in your school’s culture, and implementing a blueprint you and your leadership team develop at the start of the program.

 
 
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"This program will challenge the status quo of the current education system."

- Educator, Denver

 
 
 
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Why the Education Accelerator?

When we built the Education Accelerator, our goal was to bring an innovation program to school leaders that not only met their demands (bureaucratic requirements, budget, time, resources expended, etc…) but also focused on putting leaders in challenging situations that would actually help them, and their school, grow. In other words, our goal was to build a launchpad that gave school leaders full autonomy over the trajectory of their school’s future, and the innovation they enlisted as a means to that growth. Why the Education Accelerator? Because it’s a program that works with leaders in a school, beyond just the principal, to tackle school culture, and enlist innovation as a means to actual growth.

 
 

“mindSpark Learning’s Education Accelerator cultivates a synergy between school practices and leading industry practices, providing the start-up energy, mindset and structures school leaders need to become true catalysts of change.”

- Educator, Denver

 
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What Are The Details Of The Program?

Here's what we can tell you without having to kill you.

 
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Start the program with a three-day immersion where a panel of top industry and education leaders push you in developing a blueprint that tackles your biggest problem of practice.

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Team up with a mentor who will support you in implementing the blueprint you develop, and challenge you to push for out of the box solutions to the classic problems you face.

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All schools in the cohort become sister schools, using each other as a resource and visiting each other's school to see their blueprint in action.

 
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Becoming a model school should be the dream; as part of the program, you will be able to visit some of the best schools out there, and see how they are implementing an innovative school culture.

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Monthly deep dive sessions with your sister school, your mentor and mindSpark Learning will support you in keeping momentum with your journey, and ensure you implement your blueprint successfully.

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When all is said and done, mindSpark Learning will share your story of success with the world, and support you in becoming a model school so that you can mentor future cohorts, and be a part of their inspiration.

What Is Implementable In Your School? 

Here's what you will accomplish with an open mind.

 
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Leave the three to five year plan in the past, and solve the problems you come across in any given school year with immediate action by utilizing a culture built to innovate when times get hard and solutions are needed.

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Embrace failure as a means to progress, and take the risks that inevitably result in failure because creative ideation is impossible without failure. Empower those with strange and unexpected ideas to try them.

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The dream = getting all of your teachers to work together. The reality = unlikely. Change that by leveraging a culture of empathy and human-centered ideation to build a supportive and challenging community.

 
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What is your marketing strategy? What is your research and development plan? How is your school a vehicle for workforce development? Answer these questions with legitimate strategies that work to market your school.

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You know a special teacher is destined for great things, and you don’t want to lose them. But, you want to encourage them to seek their opportunities. Empower your teachers to be mentors and leaders, and accomplish both.

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Getting the resources you need to succeed can be difficult. Learn how to mobilize your community to buy-in to your school’s vision and provide you with everything you need to make it a reality.

 
 

“At the end of the day, this program, simply put, is about sustainable forward motion.”

- Educator, Thornton

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Caution: The Education Accelerator is not for everyone.*

*If you're not willing to challenge yourself, and your team, to have an open mind and strive for an innovative school, then the Education Accelerator is not for you.

However, if you believe yellow tape is just there to keep schools away from succeeding, then this program is for you -- click below to get in touch.