Who Is Behind School Retool?

IDEO is a design + innovation consultancy that uses human-centered design to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

We always start with human needs, and then design appropriate solutions from there. Our Education studio focuses on innovations ranging from learning tools, to school models, to spreading creative confidence. We created the Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit to share our innovation process with teachers and administrators.

The d.school is a hub for innovators at Stanford. Students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, law, the humanities, sciences, and education find their way here to take on the world’s messy problems together. Human values are at the heart of our collaborative approach. We focus on creating spectacularly transformative learning experiences. Along the way, our students develop a process for producing creative solutions to even the most complex challenges they tackle. This is the core of what we do.

The K12 Lab at the d.school inspires and develops the creative confidence of educators and supports edu-innovators to catalyze impactful models for teaching and learning.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation helps people build measurably better lives. The Education Program makes grants to improve education by expanding the reach of openly available educational resources, improving California education policies, and by supporting “deeper learning”— a combination of the fundamental knowledge, practical basic skills and valuable dispositions all students will need to succeed. The Education Program plays a role in connecting Deeper Learning partners and resources.

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