Designing learning to be interactive, relevant, and connected.
DC Job Ready Playlists
Convergence worked with Collective Shift/LRNG to create a three-part collection of learning playlists that help teens gain job-ready skills aligned to 21st century workforce competencies.
Working with MHA Labs, we designed the content for a series of physical cards to help guide positive and reflective interactions between youth and their summer employment supervisors.
Participatory Learning Activity Guides
This set of 40 activity guides centered on the Convergence 3Cs framework were co-developed with Chicago Public School teachers and demonstrate their capacity to integrate digital media, real world relevance and interest-powered engagement into classroom learning.
The Connected Classroom
In partnership with the VIF Learning Center, this series of four self-paced, personalized, online learning courses enable teachers to use new media, design thinking and innovative technologies for deeper learning with a focus on our six pillars of instructional design framework.
Through a federally funded 3 million dollar Investing in Innovation grant, we designed and implemented a whole school transformation model over three years at two high need Chicago Public Schools.
In partnership with Archeworks and Bretford, we built and researched these student-centered HOMAGO (hanging out, messing around, geeking out) makerspaces in two Chicago neighborhood schools designed to advance STEAM literacies and interest-powered learning.
Power of Place
In partnership with Bretford and VIF, we created a comprehensive suite of engaging and high quality professional development services and resources that empower educators to design agile and technology enabled spaces for active learning.
Passion to Purpose
With digital media arts teachers from across Chicago Public Schools, we delivered a day-long hands-on PD workshop in interest-powered and project-based instruction and assessment design based on the principles of connected learning.
Through strategic consulting, evaluation and technical assistance services, we are helping Chicago civic agencies create new workforce development opportunities for youth using learning playlists.