Long recognized as an ed-tech leader, ASB continues to push the edges. I heard about a number of ambitious initiatives at various stages of implementation, including design thinking, makerspaces, and project-based learning. Students also take on service-learning projects in the community, building empathy along with problem-solving strategies. These aren’t random or disconnected programs. Together, they form an ecosystem for learning.
“It’s all about what’s best for kids,” says Dr. Shabbi Luthra, a deep thinker who oversees research and development, along with technology, for ASB.
What happens when students and teachers are immersed in an environment that encourages innovation and risk taking? Here are just two examples.
Students Who Step Up
Eshaan Patheria was a ninth-grader when he and some classmates had the idea to share their technology know-how with less privileged students in Mumbai. The result is a program called Plugged In, which aims to bridge the digital divide by having teens teach teens.
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