Founded in 1976 as a non-profit-organization out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), EXPLO, or Exploration Learning Center, "celebrates learning through exploration." Teachers, top graduate schools, faculty, and education experts worldwide have come to the center to hear about new approaches to student-centered teaching and learning. EXPLO's Elevate is a cooperative that assists schools in designing, building, implementing, and continually improving the conditions that all learners need to thrive now and in the future.
Graded was a case in point in a case study produced by EXPLO Elevate's Director of Research, Sudipti Kumar, a researcher with 15+ years of experience in education. Kumar bases her analysis on two grounding principles that Graded has implemented for students and staff:
- Investing significant time and effort in developing students' metacognitive capabilities to help them progress to higher learning in a sustainable way.
- Embracing design thinking principles and training teachers on processes they can use as fundamental frames when preparing and thinking about their curriculum.
To learn more about how Graded uses the two principles listed above to foster learners who are empowered to reach their potential and positively impact the world, click here to read the full case report.