How do schools partner with us?
NuVu's model allows schools to quickly and effectively plug into our program as a resource for students to develop essential 21st century skills, for teachers to learn how to incorporate these skills into their classrooms, and for administrators to launch innovation labs or makerspaces in their schools. Schools partner with us via two main routes:
1. Term/Semester Away Program
Schools from around the Boston/Cambridge area (as well as schools located outside the area) can partner with us through our Term/Semester Away Program. Through this route, partner schools send a group of students to NuVu for a full term or semester during the academic year. Immersed full-time from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday, students have an opportunity to delve into real world topics and grow as designers. Students connect with experts (we call them "Coaches") in an environment that fosters a holistic design approach. Working within NuVu's studio model, students synthesize ideas, core subjects, skills, technology, and entrepreneurship, while designing solutions to real-world, complex challenges. After having gone through an intensive and enriching creative experience at NuVu, students return to their schools and life with the creative confidence to bring their ideas and skills to their continued learning.
Our NuVuX initiative consists of a number of services and components that build creativity, innovation, and design within a school or organization. We work with each partner to design and implement a custom plan that includes studio programs at the school, teacher training, Coaches/staffing for maker spaces and innovation labs, custom software for project-based work, and space planning. To learn more, please visit our NuVuX page.
Are you interested in partnering with us?
If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact us at email@example.com with "Partnership Interest" in the subject line. Please include details about your school and any ideas you may have about how we can collaborate in the email body.
Beaver Country Day School
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
We started NuVu because of our partnership with Beaver. They have been great supporters and collaborators on this ambitious project. Through our partnership, Beaver sends 20 students every Term to NuVu.
Phoenix Charter Academy
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
Phoenix in past year sent 10 students to NuVu each year through our semester-away program.
Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
Inly’s 8th graders take part in a two-week intensive studio at NuVu each year, and their 7th graders take part in a one-week intensive studio on-site at Inly, lead by NuVu’s Coaches.
Cambridge Rindge & Latin Public High School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Through our partnership, students at CRLS can attend NuVu for a full Semester during the academic year. We also partnered with CRLS to host part of our Summer 2016 NuBots Program at CRLS.
The Cambridge School of Weston
Weston, Massachusetts, USA
We have a Cooperative Enrollment Program in partnership with CSW. Students from CSW can also attend NuVu for a full Mod during the academic year.
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
We ran a teacher's PD and students' Summer Program at ESBR in 2011. We will be launching our NuVu "Innovation Studio" on site at ESBR this Fall 2017 via our NuVuX initiative.
We are currently working with Karam House, a community innovation workspace run by the Karam Foundation, to develop studio courses for displaced Syrian teens living in Reyhanli, Turkey.