This post is part of the Noble Impact Scholars Series, which highlights incredibly talented Noble Impact scholars and the work they’re pursuing.
Innovate 2 Educate (i2e) is a Noble Impact program giving students a platform to share their ideas on how to make education better.
All across the country, community leaders and policy makers are debating the future of education. Oftentimes, students are missing from the table… We wanted to provide students an opportunity to let their opinion be heard.
Students in Noble 101 were split in to teams of four, and research began. They’ve considered best practices in education systems from around the world, how architecture and space can affect learning, researched their own statistics and gave it a personal twist.
So what’s different about this process than your average class? First, it’s student-run and student-led. The two in charge are Rachel Caffey and Jonah Rudkin.
Rachel and Jonah let us know what was different about i2e than traditional classes… “With i2e, students are teaching themselves with a facilitator for guidance. There are multiple whiteboards set up around the room for student use. THEY have to be the ones to research and figure out whether or not something is already implemented. THEY have to find their statistics and formulate their plan. THEY create and expand their ideas.”
Rachel and Jonah, a junior and senior at eStem respectively, have embraced social media marketing roles, budgeting processes, and how the event will be structured and ran. They are inviting you to join them in this community project on March 12. If you’d like, please follow along with us [@nobleimpact] on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and we will announce updated times & locations as the event approaches.