Aspire Institute

Connection. Innovation. Optimism.

Save the Date!

Reception for Making Learning Visible: Using the Tools of Documentation and Visual Arts Project with Boston's Children's Museum
May 5, 2016, 3-5 p.m.
Documentation Studio


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Explore the world of Reggio Emilia and their programs. Presented by JCC Early Learning Centers
May 3, 2016, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Riemer-Goldstein Theater, 333 Nahanton St., Newton

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May 16 2016, 5-7 p.m.

Our next Open Studio showcases documentation by Cambridge Public School kindergarten teachers

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Welcome to the Aspire Institute. We're Wheelock's innovation hub—where ideas lead to impact. At Aspire, we believe cross-disciplinary, cross-sector collaboration can solve society's toughest problems.

Our mission is to advance knowledge and solutions in response to social and educational challenges. To fulfill this mission, we collaborate with Wheelock faculty, staff, and community partners to envision and develop effective policy and practice in the fields of education, child and human development, and health and wellness.

Three core values guide our work:

Connection to engage and strengthen communities
Innovation to explore and expand what is possible
Optimism to act with energy and hope for the future. 

Our programs include:

Connected Beginnings Training Institute

Equity and Access in Education

Learning Solutions

Our initiatives are as creative and diverse as our partners. We encourage you to explore our current and past projects—and to be in touch with your ideas!

Science Inquiry Online

We are continuing to develop Wheelock's offerings in online learning with our two-week PD module, Science Inquiry for Out of School Time Professionals.

OST Science Inquiry Module »
The Aspire Institute launched the Boston Family Engagement Partnership to significantly advance family-school engagement to promote children's learning and development.
Family Engagement Partnership »
Aspire's Connected Beginnings Training Institute develops and coordinates training efforts aimed at enhancing the social and emotional well-being of young children within their families, communities, and early care and education programs.
Connected Beginnings Training Institute »

5oaks educator mentoring, a component of the 5oaks educator support initiative, mobilizes skilled, experienced educators to prepare, inspire, and retain the next generation of educators in the Greater Boston area.

5oaks Educator Mentors »

Learning Solutions creates customized, student-centered opportunities. Our programs are as unique as the students we serve.  To learn more about our work, visit the Learning Solutions page.

Learning Solutions »

inspire a world of good

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