STARTSOLE was launched in 2015 to help transform education through SOLE (Self-Organized Learning Environments). SOLE focuses on the process of learning itself instead of simply focusing on the results. It helps prepare students for success in today’s era of technology and information. SOLE provides an early intervention in education that can level the academic playing field and increase equity among all students. With SOLE, kids will be able to develop the skills needed for a modern digital society, and they will have the opportunity to work in environments that favour inclusion and educational innovation.
I think SOLE is an excellent entry point to help children direct themselves in the course of their own learning. It helps them understand that they can bring something to the equation and it helps make them keep her learners!Fifth Grade Teacher
Students learn best when they are interested in doing something like SOLE! It is a little nerve-racking at first because you have to let go. It is hard to know what to do in the classroom always because of the new standards we have to teach the curriculum and meet the outcomes that they are asking us to do.Fifth Grade Teacher
Once people recognize something good, often it will get instituted into the classroom and once this happens it begins to change the culture. If the culture gets changed it reinforces whatever it is that helped make it happen. In my experience so far, I think SOLE will have a good chance to be this change agent.Seventh -grade teacher
It is a game changer we are able to get students to focus and engage with a tremendous amount of energy and excitement for the topic!Elementary School Principal
Students develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills
Students build motivation and independence, as they want to answer the “Big Question”
Teachers shift their role from knowledge provider to facilitator of student-led learning