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School Retool is a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders like you redesign your school culture using small, scrappy experiments called “hacks.” Hacks may start small, but they're built on research-based practices that lead to Deeper Learning, and can create the kind of big change you aspire to—namely, preparing your students for life in the real world.

We'll give you all the support, tools, research, and inspiration you need to hack your school. In return, we'll need commitment, courage, and a positive, pro-hacking attitude 23/7 (nobody's perfect) from every leader we bring on board.

  • five

    PD Days
  • three

    Months
  • one

    Open-Minded Principal
  • $2,000

    Investment

Don’t over think it,
just try it.

Use "failures" as
opportunities to learn.

Keep the goal small,
the team tight and
the timeline short.

The Process:
Workshop 1

Set aspirations. Learn the hack mindset and process.

Full day workshop.

Month 1
Quick Wins

Adopt the mindset and practice hacking.

Do “quick win” hacks, including a full day empathy exercise at your own school.

School Visit 
 Workshop 2

Get inspired and design your own hack.

Visit a Deeper Learning school, followed by a half-day workshop.

Month 2
Hack Cycle 1

Lead your hack at your school.

Access to online video and coaching.

School Visit 
 Workshop 3

Learn from each other and design your next hack.

Visit a buddy school, followed by a half-day workshop.

Month 3
Hack Cycle 2

Lead your team in a set of hacks at your school.

Access to online video and coaching.

Workshop 4

Learn from each other, reflect on learnings and plan next steps.

Full day workshop.