What is Exponential Education?
Exponential Education is an open source education framework and curriculum for learning, solving and building through 10x thinking and projects. The curriculum is centered around Exponential Sprints, which encourages children to realize and build 10x solutions to some of humanity's most difficult challenges.
What does Exponential mean?
Exponential is not just another way of saying big idea. It's a project that addresses a huge problem, proposes a high-value and impactful solution, and has a high-level of technical complexity in implementation. It takes a particular type of fresh, ambitious thinking to even conceive of an exponential, and it's something kids are naturally attuned to.
Who can use the curriculum?
Exponential Education is free and open source, and any school program can implement it. The curriculum is flexible and can be applied to a full-time school year, a single class, after-school programs, or even a weekend or conference experience.
How can I learn more?
We are currently in the development and pilot stage and the content is draft. We are working with schools and programs in New York City to pilot and implement, starting with Exponential Sprints (developed by Team Exponent. The open source curriculum is being hosted on GitHub.
Who started this program?
Exponential Education was started in 2016 by Team Exponent and it's founder and visionary, Katy Kasmai. Katy is a Senior Program Manager at Google by day and an advocate for a sustainable future for our children. Exponential Education is her passion project and she truly believes that kids hold the creative advantage needed to solve humanity's toughest challenges. She resides in NYC with her young robot-building daughter.
Watch this video about Exponential Education
Exponential Education partnered with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide global high school students the opportunity to work on 10x solutions to climate change using the Exponential Sprint.