The GROW Model

October 10, 2018Uncategorized

A simple, helpful process for thinking through growth on a personal or professional level

Experience Institute: School is Changing

September 7, 2018Uncategorized

Could we make a fluid learning system and supportive framework that would accommodate different learning styles—a system that wouldn’t turn out recent graduates who’d accumulated crippling debt yet lacked applicable work experience and useful portfolios?

Leap Kits | Almost there!

February 27, 2016Uncategorized

Hey Leapers! It’s been a full two weeks around the Ei shop! Here’s the skinny: SHIPPING SOON We’d hoped to ship the final Leap Kits by today, but after seeing our first batches, we caught a few errors and decided to make a couple of perfectionist tweaks to make sure everything is just right (ie: … Read More

Hi, IDEO: Collaboration between IDEO CHICAGO & Ei

May 14, 2015Uncategorized

I was one of those kids who thought superheroes were real. Capes. Tights. Feats of wonder. All of it fascinated me. And I’d be lying if I told you I’ve totally moved on from that belief. As I grew older, however, I began looking beyond laser eyes, super strength, or teleportation. Instead, I became fascinated … Read More

Where are they now: An alumni update on Dane Johnson

April 22, 2015Uncategorized

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been helping my former classmates tell the stories of their lives post-Ei. Now, it’s time to turn the proverbial spotlight on myself. How did I design my year at Ei? My goal was to become a more experienced and prolific writer. With this in mind, I was hired by … Read More

Where are they now: An alumni update on Joe Burgum

April 15, 2015Uncategorized

At 20 years old, Joe Burgum was the youngest and most clean-shaven student in Ei’s founding class. But what he lacked in years, traditional schooling and facial hair, he made up for with an infectious entrepreneurial spirit and love for community that had already seen him start a community project called Alley Fair and launch … Read More

Where are they now: An alumni update on Carisa Leal

April 7, 2015Uncategorized

At Ei, we urge our students to know themselves (Self-Awareness is a core competency in our curriculum) and then determine how their strengths can meet a need in the world. This week, we catch up with Austin-based Carisa Leal, one of the five students from Ei’s Founding Class, as she is building a career on … Read More