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September 17th, 2023

Ep.62-Prisma-Global Virtual School:Unleashing Innovation & Learner Agency-CEO, Kristen Shroff

  1. Ep.62-Prisma-Global Virtual School:Unleashing Innovation & Learner Agency-CEO, Kristen Shroff Jackie Scully 32:09

Kids should light up at school and be excited about the learning process!

I sat down with Kristen Shroff, the CEO of Prisma, to explore her educational journey and Prisma’s pioneering approach to learning. Kristen’s diverse background spans roles as an English Teacher in a NYC public school, Field Manager of TNTP (The New Teacher Project), and Founder/Head of School at Emblaze Academy Charter School, among others. Her rich experiences have uniquely positioned her to lead Prisma, a global virtual school.Kristen shares how Prisma’s innovative curriculum, rooted in the Prisma Powers—Applied Curiosity, Communication & Collaboration, Innovator’s Mindset, and Initiative & Follow Through—transforms the educational experience. Families find engaging conversations at home, children invested in their learning, and flexible scheduling that fosters quality family time.As you listen to Kristen’s insights, you’ll be inspired by her passion for education that puts students at the center of their learning journey. Prisma is setting the standard for 21st-century education, and Kristen’s leadership is breathing new life into the world of schooling. Discover how education can be transformed for the better, not just at Prisma but in all educational spaces.

Kristen Shroff’s LinkedIn

kristen@joinprisma.org

Prisma

Quotes

“Education should be personalized; everyone learns differently.”

“Kids thrive when the curriculum is learner-driven and interest-driven.”

“Classes consist of a close cohort like a one room schoolhouse but also it is global so students connect with each other all over the world.”

“The world is changing quickly and 65% of kids will work in jobs that don’t yet exist.”

“In each theme, learners are creating hands-on projects to show what they know.”

“Projects consist of making podcasts, creating businesses, designing models, and making museum exhibits.”

“Teachers don’t need to be the holder of the information and distributor.”

“Our Learning Coaches are designing challenges and creating escape rooms. They are there to guide the learners one-on-one.”

“We give Learning Coaches space and flexibility. We say just work with this kid, know them, love them, challenge them, and build a relationship with them.”

Jackie Scully Educator / Podcaster / Education Reform & Teacher Advocate

Jackie Scully is an experienced History/Psychology Teacher, Creator/Host of The Teacher Story which features my own story and then teacher interviews. She wants to elevate teacher voices and others in education and put them at the forefront of the education reform movement. She is also the Co-founder of The Teacher Circle LinkedIN group, which is a global community to support teachers and others in education. A new episode drops every Sunday. The podcast has two seasons and is currently on summer break. Season 3 will start up again on August 20th, 2023. Jackie is taking the summer break for personal travel, student trip to Europe, and working on her first book that is due to be out late 2023/early 2024. She is part of the Education Revolution! Let's keep doing good work in education and building a better future for our children.

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