Ed2S Fellows

Searching for the New Paradigm of Learning

We held our second annual Fellowship Summit and it was a blast! We gathered fifteen educators who are interested in pushing the boundaries of how we teach children.

It was a jam-packed three days of joyful, intellectual exploration and creation, including:

Questioning current schooling practices 

intro assumptions

Creating 3-D versions of dramatically different schools

3d version of school

Sharing authors who shaped our thinking

book talk

A paper snowball fight

snowball snowball2

Student panels to hear their feedback and ideas

student panel2 student panel

And a panel of other educators to provide feedback on individual projects


During the school year the Fellows will continue to meet virtually in critical friends groups to share their progress and gather feedback on new ideas or challenges. This year’s Fellows are:

Danielle Hayes, Teacher, Hershey Montessori Farm School in rural Ohio

Darine Amhaz Beydoun, Director, Choueifat Lebanese School in Beirut

LaTonya Davis, Teacher, Coach and Department Chair, Paul Public Charter School

Craig Ferraro, Math Teacher and Coach, Fay School

Jessie Mouw, Independent Contractor

Lexie Greer, Curriculum Director, Institute for Humane Education

Kelly Wilson, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Programs, Severn School in Maryland

Lauren Worley, Teacher, Arlington School for Math and Science

Jennifer Sonkin, Art Teacher and Community Organizer, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School

Rebecca Kelly Arnold, Adjunct Professor, American University

Scott Rechler, Director and CEO, LearnServe International

Karine Welsh, Teacher Leader, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School

Brian Hotchkiss, Teacher, Washington Latin Charter School, ’14 Ed2Save Fellow Alum

Philippe Celestin, Teacher, KIPP DC, ’14 Ed2Save Fellow Alum

Hannah Robinson, Teacher, Loudon County Public Schools, ’14 Ed2Save Fellow Alum

1 thought on “Searching for the New Paradigm of Learning”

  1. The only way to make change is to involve the people who you want to enact the change. This conference was a model of asking educators and students for their ideas on innovative learning and provided multiple opportunities to give and receive peer feedback. Thank you to the inspirational leaders and to my fellow fellows for contributing to my knowledge and reinforcing my desire to stir things up in class and policy-making rooms!

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