School ReTool

What is School ReTool?

School ReTool is a professional learning fellowship that helps school leaders redesign school culture using small, scrappy experiments called ‘hacks.’ With experienced leaders and coaches, participants learn about deeper learning, change processes, and the hack mindset, an approach to change that involves quick, small interventions and a willingness to try, fail, and learn. Former participants talk about School ReTool and hacking for change in this short video. Learn more about deeper learning here.

What will School ReTool do for me?

School ReTool will give you tools and resources for jumpstarting change at your school, a cohort of New Hampshire school leaders engaged in similar work, and support from School ReTool coaches.

What will School ReTool do for my school?

School ReTool will create small tangible changes in your school, help create a change mindset, and lay the groundwork for larger changes – or support larger changes that are already happening

What will participating in School ReTool entail?

  • 4 full-day School Retool workshops at a central location

    • Monday, February 6, 2017

    • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    • Monday, March 13, 2017

    • Monday, April 3, 2017

  • 1 full day of shadowing a student at your school

  • Approximately 1-4 hours per week of other School Retool activities, hacks, and coaching between workshops

Scroll down the homepage of the School ReTool website for more specifics.

Who created School ReTool and who brought it to New Hampshire?

IDEO and the Stanford d.school created it (find out more about them here). The Nellie Mae Foundation, NH Learning Initiative, and NH Department of Education are bringing it to New Hampshire.

What will School ReTool cost?

Nothing! The Nellie Mae Foundation is sponsoring the New Hampshire cohort.

How do I get more information?

Contact School ReTool  (schoolretool@dschool.stanford.edu) or NH Coordinator Rebecca Steinitz (rsteinitz@gmail.com).

How do I apply?

Fill out this brief application.

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Photography by Romana Vysatova