Would You Consider Opening Your Own (Micro) School?

[This is a sponsored advertisement through Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution / Library 2.0 programs. You will receive $50 off by using the coupon code "STEVE" if you decide to work with Mara and the Microschool program.]
If you're a librarian, a teacher, or parent and you've ever been concerned that:
  • kids spend way too much time at a desk;
  • teachers are underpaid and over-worked;
  • learning should be more like play and less like a job;
  • the big system of education is currently broken;
  • school may not be the same for a long time;
... then you might consider opening your own school. Many people dream of opening a school but aren’t sure what you have to do in order to make it actually work. You find a prime location for a school, but don’t know how to attract students. Or you have families begging you to open a school, but lack the support or financial experience to make it happen. 
The one-day Microschool Builders Gathering is designed to bring together aspiring school builders who want to improve and expand their ideas for their schools, allowing them to clarify gaps in their operating processes solidify, to strengthen plans for launching their schools, and to see what it takes to launch your very own school!
For those folks who want to know more about what microschools are, Mara Linaberger has shared this video to help you wrap your head around what a microschool is, and why you might want to build one now. There was also a story on Good Morning America yesterday about microschools: Mara says it has caused a definite stir around the topic of school building, and that the Microschool Builders Facebook group has seen over 100 new members join in just the last 24 hours.
To learn more (and get your $50 discount with coupon code "STEVE"), please go to
Included in the Microschool Builders Gathering:
  • Mapping out your purpose, vision, niche market, ideal student, and ideal family
  • Identifying your model, business stance, legal stance
  • Setting up your unique currency, elevator pitch, vision, mission, branding, social media
  • Seeking potential locations, furniture, supplies, materials, and insurance
  • Determining cost vs. benefit, your value propositions, tuition, budgets, and startup funds
  • Articulating student learning, incorporating self-directed learning, and student tracking
  • Finding your founding families, engaging the community, making a media plan
  • Launching as a proof-of-concept, mapping out Year 1 in 3 month cycles
  • Projecting when to add students, staff, resources, new locations, and more!
  • Wrapping it all up with digital business plan and projected budget(s)
"Attending Mara Linaberger‘s micro school building workshop was one of the most encouraging experiences in my 24-year career working with families and children. The information gained through the workshop furthers my mission to empower and support the needs of the individual child in this ever-changing tapestry of society.  The children of today and tomorrow need a safe haven to learn and grow in their own unique way. Mara Linaberger’s program can help every parent and educator enrich the lives of the children as they journey to discover their authentic selves." - Sophia K. West, Author, Child Advocate, Chief of Staff, GKCEN
To learn more (and get your $50 discount with coupon code "STEVE"), please go to

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The Covid-19 School Leader Bootcamp - Managing the Shift to Distance and Hybrid Models

[This is a sponsored advertisement through Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution programs. You will receive $50 off by using the coupon code "HARGADON" if you decide to work with Beyond Technology.]

Please consider joining the team from Beyond Technology on July 29th for a 90-minute live training that breaks down everything your need to know about adapting your school for Covid-19. This paid bootcamp includes a live Q&A so that you can ask all of your urgent questions on how to set up your school for Covid-19 and keeping staff and students safe. It also includes a private one-hour consultation to discuss the exact challenges your school is facing when it comes to Covid-19.
Beyond Technology has 29 years of combined experience helping schools with their "ed stack" - their technology foundation. They have helped 211 schools with building a distance or hybrid model for learning, and have trained over 3,000 teachers. 
Action Plan Team
We will work with you to build the right team across stakeholders to not only implement but get buy-in from your staff.
Access & Equity
Next, we will help you determine what issues you have with access and equity to technology. Let's make sure your students have the needed access.
Build Your ED Stack
Choosing the proper Education Technology Stack is crucial to success. Our team will help you put the right tools in place for the best results.
Technology is only a tool. You have to have the right training to use it properly. Our team will train your staff, students, and parents.
Curriculum Design
The BTE team is here to make sure we are not just throwing technology at the problem, but also that it's seamlessly integrated into your curriculum.
Just like Silicon Valley, we have to be prepared to iterate as needed. Our team stays up to date with the latest technology so you're never left behind.
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