2Revolutions is using a community visioning and human-centered design process in Virginia Beach to first accelerate district-community capacity to identify the systemic challenges of fragmentation, and then develop potential solutions to support students’ readiness for success in a fast-changing future.
2Revolutions’ work lives at the intersection of place-based, collective impact and an explicit desire to innovate toward Future of Learning models and systems. They are working with the district and community stakeholders in Virginia Beach, VA to collaboratively develop a definition of what today’s students need to know and be able to do to be successful in the complex world of tomorrow. After identifying two specific areas ripe for innovation in the district, 2Rev will guide Virginia Beach stakeholders through a year-long short-cycle design process to develop, prototype and test potential solutions.
Community Advisory Group
The Community Advisory Group is a committee that is made up of 18 local community stakeholders, including district leaders, community members, educators, students, and parents. The CAG acts as a strategic thought partner throughout the entire process.
Community-Based Visioning Sessions
Community-based visioning sessions engage stakeholders to collaboratively define what students need to know and be able to do to be successful in the future, as well as identify challenges (to overcome) and opportunities (to be pursued) in transforming towards the future.
The landscape analysis assesses regional conditions, assets, and barriers to systemic transformation through both secondary research and 30+ primary empathy-based interviews with leaders and innovators across the community.
Prototyping networks are facilitated, year-long design experiences to support teams as they apply an integrative short-cycle design approach to develop and test potential solutions.
A mindset analysis is being developed to investigate changes in—and hopefully, growth of—innovative and integrative mindsets amongst the VBCPS community as a result of project interventions.