Khan Academy has been running small-scale summer camps since 2009 to better understand different models of learning and many of you have asked whether we are continuing them this year. Unfortunately, we are not. However, we have learned so much from those camps that we are now exploring a longer duration, but smaller scale, learning lab in the coming months.
This will be set up to let us have an even more hands-on and sustained approach to research blended learning and education innovation, which will also let us experiment and share our learnings with schools and networks around the world.
This is just one of the many ways we’re learning from educators and students: we connect with hundreds of thousands of folks who use Khan Academy in their classrooms, we run pilots with numerous schools including Idaho State and of course facilitate our teacher workshops. These avenues help us understand so much more about creative ways to teach, and also help make our platform even more useful for learners everywhere.
Stay tuned: we’ll post more updates in the coming months, and we look forward to sharing what we learn soon – sign up here if you’d like to hear more about it. In the meantime, to beat the summer slump, come check out our math missions from early math through calculus!
Posted by Jason Pittman and Sonia Cho (Two of the teachers who’ll be facilitating the learning lab).