School Retool

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is working with a program called School Retool, which is a fellowship for principals that teaches them how to make changes in their schools by starting with small, scrappy experiments called ‘hacks’. These hacks help principals figure out how their school can best encourage students to build knowledge and skills critical to academic and life success, including critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration, and an academic/learning mindset. Currently, there are 21 school leaders from around the state of North Dakota are participating in the fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, the cohort visits an inspirational school site doing great Deeper Learning school-wide. The goal of the visit is to give leaders the chance to see Deeper Learning practices in action and to learn from the leaders and students of the school what it took to build those practices in their school.

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