Development

Everything in education is designed--from our learning spaces to digital apps, learning content, experiences, pedagogy, assessment and more. Based on our pioneering research and research of other leading experts in the learning sciences, we develop inclusive educational solutions in partnership with other innovators in schools, businesses, and other educational non-profits.

  • Partnering on grants and contracts aligned to our mission
  • Development of curriculum, professional learning, and learning technologies
  • Support for systemic inclusive innovation initiatives
  • Guidance in trademarks, patents, and licensing

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Pactful

Pactful™ is a social good innovation app for teenagers and their teachers who want to build a better world. Aligned to the UN Global Goals, Pactful™ supports students to work in teams to design local and global solutions to social issues using a design thinking process. Our goal is to recapture millions of “lost Einsteins” around the country by providing them access to innovation culture and training. After beta testing, our next step is to launch the app in a region-wide changemaker competition in Fall 2020 with thousands of teens creating solutions to local and industry problems.

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Remake Learning Days - San Diego!

The Jacobs Institute has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education and Altitude Learning to host Remake Learning Days San Diego, May 4-22, 2020. You are invited to join this event by hosting a learning event as 14 cities around the U.S participate in this innovative, hands-on learning festival for youth and families! To share your event, go to https://remakelearningdays.org/sandiego/
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E2E Incubator - Future Happens Here

The E2E Incubator (Education to Employment) is a space where every student can discover their place in the world. Open to K-12 schools throughout San Diego, the incubator prioritizes access to elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers in Linda Vista and the Kearny Cluster. 

As a part of USD's Envision 2024 Strategic Investment Fund, the Jacobs Institute will be funding two rounds of microgrants for collaborative projects between USD students/faculty and SDUSD students/teachers that utilize the innovative E2E Incubator space.

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Innovation Labs and Classrooms

The thoughtful design of learning environments can encourage the development of innovator competencies. We design, host and model the use of environments that support innovative and creative teaching & learning. Our Innovation Lab located in SOLES is flexible in design, and supports design thinking, prototyping, content creation, and teamwork and includes the integration of the latest STEAM technologies.