You are a wanderer: an apprentice of the unknown and the undiscovered. You walk with purpose through the fog, through a mission continuously fine-tuned. You leave behind the hopes and expectations of well-meaning, misguided wisdom. Your head-first plunge inward hitches a ride with your galactic travels outward. Your journey from the tip of your toes … Read More
Alright, so after googling State of the Union and watching a few past speeches it seemed like a good idea to write one for Experience Institute. Not because I think of myself as a president. It’s merely an interesting way to frame an honest look at our successes and failures in 2015 while sharing goals for 2016. … Read More
Last week, the Ei community and I completed a month-long crowdfunding campaign for Leap Kit. The days leading up to the campaign and throughout the month of October were full of twists and turns. This post will be a space to capture and share the lessons learned from leading the campaign. Hopefully, it can be … Read More
The most defining moments are the ones that entail risk. You rarely learn or grow by staying where you’re comfortable. Growth happens when you move beyond what is familiar. Over the past three years, the folks around Ei and I have come to believe that everyone is on the brink of something great and that … Read More
As a way of sharing learnings from their year, our students and videographer friends at Northbound Pictures produced brief Capstone Videos. These nine videos were on display at EXPO, but, amidst the inspired conversations and great company, may have been overlooked. Now, we’d like to point you directly to them and the remarkable stories they tell … Read More
Ei is more than a school for individuals who design their own education. We are also a design studio bringing experiential learning opportunities to K12 schools, higher ed, and businesses. One aspect of that work is our Design Thinking collaborations with K12 schools (demonstrated in the video below highlighting our work with the Beavercreek City School District … Read More
Our students are already well into their third and final term. And in less than two months they’ll be back in Chicago to share and celebrate at EXPO. Time is flying. Before this term is all but passed, we’d like to share where the students have landed and what work and learnings they’re tackling.
Before embarking on their third and final term, students employed story as a tool to reflect on their learnings from the previous three months. They’ve shared these learnings through photos, writing, and video. Click their names below to learn more about the paths they’ve blazed during Term II.
At Ei, storytelling is one of five main components within our curriculum. We hold it in such high regard because it serves as a tool for reflection in all aspects of work and life. For the year at Ei, storytelling is a kind of synthesis by which we distill our learnings into a shareable and … Read More
In Fall 2013, we started with five students. After 12 months of learning through experience, our first class graduated this past September. One of these students was Muffadal Saylawala. Today, we’ve handed the blog over to him to share how he’s using the momentum from his year at Ei to propel him into building out a dream project … Read More