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An unexpected
model for
unprecedented
change

The Learning Lab For The Future

A Learner-Designed Educational Ecosystem

Rapid Education Prototyping puts the power and incentive of establishing new, equitable systems for public higher education in the hands of those who have the most at stake - learners. Learners lead change by designing agile solutions that can be tested and quickly scaled up when they prove to be successful. Backed by powerful networks of regional and national education, industry, and technology leaders, REP4 will reignite and recreate public education as we know it.

A Transformative Experience

The REP4 experience changes learners' lives by building confidence, skills, and networks. Empowered and challenged, they design solutions to change systems that currently present barriers to equity for them and so many learners like them. Working in diverse teams and coached by field experts and faculty members from REP4 Alliance colleges and universities across the country, learners transform their lives, their communities, and education itself.

The REP4 Model

Outcomes for learners and institutions are defined and measurable at every stage of the REP4 journey.

Learners build essential skills and take charge of their education.

Regional
Summits

Institutions encourage and assess ideas for educational change.

Learners present, advocate, and respond to questions about prototypes.

National
Convening

Institutions examine and enrich prototypes.

Learners expand prototypes, gaining entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Places of
Experimentation

Institutions test and evaluate prototypes.

Learners use their experience to coach and mentor new students.

Virtual Learning
Platform

Institutions make proven ideas available to educators everywhere.

Hover over the circles to find out how each element of the model affects learners and institutions.

REP4 change, learners, community, equity

“I am a passionate supporter of education, especially for first-generation students. REP4 is taking an innovative approach to give the power of change to learners and educators. The end result will mean more people have access to the education that will change their lives and the lives of their families.”

- Anthony Manganaro, Meridian Foundation

National Convening
August 5, 2021

Hosted Online by Grand Valley State University

The National Convening will shine a national spotlight on the top learner-designed ideas developed during Regional Summits. Join to be inspired. The future of learning depends on many.

READ MORE about the national convening

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REP4 Alliance - Serving 100,000+ learners

Founding Partners


Founding Organizer and Convener


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Regional Partner Networks

Each founding partner is committed to working alongside Innovative educators and community leaders. This summer we will launch regional networks of high schools and youth-serving organizations with Regional Summit experiences. Student cohorts will be identified by partners who have joined the movement.

This has been a tough time for all educators and young people. Now is the time for hope, possibilities, and collaboration around new directions by connecting creative, committed educators in shared work.

JOIN A NETWORK

You're invited to help change education

GET INVOLVED