The world has changed and we are playing .a new game with new rules. Traditional Masters programs are designed with yesterday's rules in mind. As educators, we have seen the traditional way of learning with course work, papers, and faculty driven assessment at every level. We have learned how that game is played and have mastered it. UnMastered breaks all the rules. In fact, UnMastered feels more like a degree in creative disobedience and disruption than "going to school."
Educators need more models for untraditional learning experiences and this program offers experimental and experiential learning that might inspire ideas for your own school. UnMastered is about unlearning.
UnMastered is an intensive four week summer program that is deliberately not a master's program that takes a 50 person cohort through 4 collaborative challenges increasing in complexity over the four weeks that build skills in anthropology, design thinking, collaboration and healthy group life, decision-making, futurist thinking, movement starting, and influencing for change.
While UnMastered is an online experience, you should expect to spend about 10 hours a week working on your projects either with your teams or individually in both synchronous and asynchronous capacities. Because many of these projects are done in teams, it's important to have the time to do the work. We offer this program during the summer when educators have some space and time to dig in. At the same time, it is feasible to also balance this with family time and summer vacation as long as you have access to the internet.
Program Dates: July 13-August 7 (TENTATIVE)
March 15, 2020
April 15, 2020
May 15, 2020
Applications Open: February 1, 2020
THISUnMastered is for leaders in all roles - from teacher-leaders to principals, who want to experiment, unlearn, challenge old ways of thinking, play, and develop skills for the new game. It's for leaders who want to try learning in new ways and who are willing to take risks.
Limited Spaces: This program is limited to 50 participants.