- 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.
“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.”