Sky School Curriculum Hackathons are two day long rapid curriculum development events, which usually take place over a weekend. Being involved in a hackathon represents an exceptional chance to:
Make a difference to refugee education and become part of a team that creates one module for Sky School’s groundbreaking high school diploma programme
Learn and practise curriculum development strategies in a diverse, energetic and highly capable team. Explore leading practices and educational models for conceptual learning from experts.
Work alongside and form relationships with exceptional educators and experts to build your professional capacity.
Spend a great weekend in a beautiful location with fantastic people whilst growing as an educator and being part of something important.
We are organising a series of curriculum hackathons between December 2018 and July 2019, and will continuously post opportunities to get involved.
Curriculum hackathons that are currently open for participation:
DESIGNING STEM SOLUTIONS FOR THE SDGS - 12-13 January, UWCSEA, Singapore
We will form an exceptional team of 8-12 individuals who will join us for the weekend of 12-13 January in Singapore to create an interdisciplinary module at upper secondary education level that combines design thinking, engineering and the sciences. This module will empower refugee learners to design solutions for their communities that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
MATHS FOR CHANGE - 12-13 January, UWCSEA, Singapore
We will form an exceptional team of 8-12 individuals who can join us to create a Maths module at upper secondary level for Sky School. The module is titled ‘Maths for Change’ and will focus on ways in which Sky School students can apply key mathematical concepts within their communities and create change.
WHAT ARE WE DEVELOPING?
Only 23% of refugee youth have access to secondary education worldwide. At Sky School, we are developing a social entrepreneurship module which forms part of the wider Sky School Diploma, an innovative curriculum which will enable refugee and displaced youth aged 16-25 to access transformational learning at secondary level through a blended (online and offline) learning approach. You can learn more about the Sky School approach here.
I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE BUT IT’S NOT MY SUBJECT AREA OR SPECIALISM/ I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THIS ONE, WILL THERE BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTRIBUTE?
We will be holding additional curriculum hackathons in a range of subject areas over the next 9 months in different locations.To express your interest in contributing, please fill out our Educators for Change Form. You can also sign up to our newsletter where we will be sending regular updates on upcoming hackathons.
HOW CAN I HOST A HACKATHON?
We plan to hold hackathons in a range of different locations over the next 15 months. If you work for a school or educational institution that might be interested in hosting a hackathon, please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Please reach out to us on hello@skyschoolworld if you have any further questions.