Field Academy is an initiative of Educate Tomorrow, a Miami-based nonprofit founded in 2003 that focuses on college access and success and developing strong, contributing members of our society.
Field helps students and their families reach their maximum potential through global and Relational Learning. We provide a network of field-based micro-environments, coaching and experiences, all within a small, multi-age private home-school setting. Our “field guides” eliminate obstacles and provide opportunities for our students and their families to master their personalized academic and life goals.
Field prescribes two field days, and three workshop/enrichment days per week. This immersive approach allow students to meet academic, enrichment and family care coordination goals. Emphasizing an individualized democratic peer education and social experience, students explore academics and their life purpose through the community, service, mindfulness, professional studies, and interests. The project is led and powered by Educate Tomorrow and is operated in partnership with the Learning One to One Foundation.
Watch this YouTube video about the current state of education and get inspired by Sir Ken Robinson then read on to learn about our approach.
What makes the model innovative, compared to existing schools, is that it does not feel like a school at all. Our approach solves a cultural need for a network of people and places that will care for and enrich the lives of our children and their families to a level of mastery that surpasses traditional education. What makes our model innovative, compared to existing schools, is that it resembles “real life”, access to experts in the field, coupled with a collaborative co-working space and community. Our workshop/coaching spaces are multi-level Montessori/play based and typically accommodate up to 30 students. Our workshops are housed in underutilized community spaces (museums, recreation/play centers, etc.). Our field opportunities/experts (field days, offered twice weekly) expose students to real life/time mastery and goal/career exploration.
Our solution feels like a multi-aged home-school environment yet gives respite to parents who are working, or do not have the skill set to provide a full home-education. Furthermore our network of resources that we have negotiated through group rates provides families with access to communities opportunities that they may not be able to traditionally afford or have the bandwidth to access.
Consumer Empowered Education
Our team empowers families to become drivers of their own experiences through a network of opportunities. Authentic parent and whole family personalized involvement and learning whereby each family is essentially their own school and is given the tools to develop and adheres to their own plan with our team of experts. Our network of educators and school partners then provide families and their children of varying ages with care coordination, support, individualized tutoring, workshop hours and daily or weekly field opportunities. Through personalized technology platforms (Creator+) and learning plans, students demonstrate mastery through their digital and analog portfolios. Personalized learning plans allow educators, students and their families to track and coach students against their daily goals and needs.
Piloted as a demonstration project by Educate Tomorrow in 2017, Field is now rapidly expanding into a network of community-based, one room, multi-aged, school houses/work environments, that eliminates education disparities, create access opportunities, and engage and support the whole family. Our approach is more efficient from an hourly perspective for both student and educator and also costs considerably less, providing for a much more affordable approach, no matter your income level.
Field was designed to empower families and students to be drivers of their education and experience. Parents are not simply informed as to their child's academic progress, but they are coached and supported to be full partners in the education of their child. As such, our families are involved in the decision-making process of our COVID Protocol including, how we handle exposures, area spikes in cases, masking, testing and closures/quarantines. During the pandemic families have been offered both on-line and in-person options and many outdoor activities, as well as, "family-based" quarantine groups and micro-environments.
Each student and their families create an individualized learning/goal plan. These plans become the compass for our community to support their work. Learn more about our partner, Learning One to One Foundation.
Seeking a non-traditional experience for your child? Does your child want to train to be a professional athlete, artist or entrepreneur? Do you desire to travel a lot and take your education with you? Do you wish you could home school but don't have the bandwidth or flexibility? This is a new way to school or home school in Miami.
Join our academic, multi-level, multi-lingual, interdisciplinary, life-skills, community based education, service, mindfullness, social-entreprenual, student centered, democratic experience designed for, with, and by students, parents, educators and community experts. Powered by Educate Tomorrow
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1130 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167
South Miami, FL
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