Sky School courses are developed through curriculum hackathons - two day long rapid events that gather educators and learners with experience of displacement. The hackathon process was pioneered by Sky School Director of Education Stuart MacAlpine. 

We have held 11 hackathons in schools around the world, during which 140 educators and displaced youth have developed 1,100 hours of curriculum that comprises the Sky School Diploma programme

Hackathons ensure that our approach is inclusive of different perspectives, that we are working ‘with’ not just ‘for’ displaced learners, and they also enable us to develop a 10 course curriculum in just 12 months. We would like to thank the following schools that have hosted curriculum hackathons so far: UWC South East Asia, UWC Maastricht and UWC Atlantic College.

From time to time there will be opportunities to get involved in hackathons or other curriculum development events. We will post all details of upcoming hackathons on this page. In the meantime, if you are an educator interested in getting involved in a future hackathon or in other ways supporting curriculum development, you can  sign up to our Educators for Change form and to our newsletter to receive a notification when opportunities are published.

I am going to take away a reminder of how important it is to have student input in co-constructing learning.
— Adrienne Michetti
I think that I definitely relearnt what education meant to me - and that the fact that most incredible education and learning actually happens in the most unexpected ways.
— Anoushka Aggarwal
I’ll take away a reminder of why I got into teaching in the first place, which is because education genuinely can change lives.
— Hackathon participant