See Next Education Workforce models in action. These spotlights show how different schools are applying Next Education Workforce principles to better support learners and educators.
Kyrene de las Manitas Innovation Academy
Kyrene de las Manitas Innovation Academy is committed to engaging students in a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence and prepares them to be innovators and leaders of tomorrow. They deploy educators in non-traditional ways by creating new roles and staffing structures in an effort to attract and retain high-quality staff and to reinvigorate the teaching profession.
Smith Junior High
At Smith Junior High, educators view learner-centered, cross-curricular inquiry as a platform for student agency.
Stevenson Elementary School
Stevenson Elementary School leverages inquiry learning approaches to ignite students’ curiosity and build their agency.
Westwood High School
Westwood High School students are distributed across six Academy Teams. Each core team consists of at least four educators: a lead teacher and three certified teachers. Depending on students’ needs, special educators, English Language Learner educators, MLFTC residents and paraeducators may also be included on the team.
Whittier Elementary School
Students at Whittier Elementary School join multi-age learning communities called “houses.” Each house includes about 85 students in grades 4-6 and is guided by an educator team.
The Creighton Academy
The Creighton Academy serves about 300 students in grades K–6. Every student is a member of a covey: a multi-age group of 55–60 students.
Sousa Elementary School
Sousa Elementary School’s multi-age first and second grades team deepens and personalizes learning through project-based learning, inquiry approaches and Explore Factory.
ASU Prep Poly: Spark Institute
The team at ASU Prep Poly: Spark Institute deepens and personalizes learning for 7th and 8th graders through problem-based approaches and collaborative learning structures.