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FAQ

Who is the Innovative Schools Network?

A grass roots group of educators dedicated to reaching out to schools with research driven strategies to transform schools and increase student learning.

What does the ISN do?

Networks with schools, helps create new schools, provides targeted professional development, and sponsors courses, conferences, and institutes to improve teaching and learning.

Where did this network come from?

This came from teachers in the field who wanted to see a network that would help connect schools to share resources and expertise.

Is the network run by the DPI?

No, the DPI is a supporting partner, but the ISN is an independent 501c3 non-profit with a board of directors comprised of educators in the field.

What is the purpose of the ISN?

To connect schools for collaboration and help schools transform education to better serve student learning and community needs.

What kinds of schools are involved in the ISN?

Any schools looking to transform from the century old traditional Carnegie system and develop schools designed around community values and student learning.

How can ISN help my school?

ISN has member schools across the nation. You can contact us if you are interested in visiting them.

What kind of schools are these?

The schools we work with are all kinds of learning models, including project-based, environmental, Montessori, place-based, brain-based.

You do work with Charter Schools. What is a charter school? 

See this link from PBS for a great explanation.