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Our Latest Posts

Dance + Coding = Undisciplined

By Dave Hamilton, Creative Director. Tanina Urbanski is a dancer. Her first memory of dancing was a toddler ballet class. “It was Halloween Week. We had our leotard, skirt, and ballet shoes (so fun). We also got to dress up in costumes (even more fun.) I dressed up as Batgirl, putting my hands on my […]

ChatGPT is Not a Shot Over the Bow

by Ross Peters, Managing Partner. We are going to have so much to learn over the next year. More than usual, I think, and I am scared and excited and anxious and expectant and dubious and hopeful. ChatGPT is not a shot over a bow warning of an event to come at some point in […]

Strategic as a Beaver

by Sara Mierke, Senior Consultant. Schools should be like beaver ponds. In today’s complex, dynamic, and uncertain world, our students and our communities need our schools to be: spaces of safety, growth and wellness for children and adults integral to local networks of diverse stakeholders instigators and innovators of quality education for all learners, and […]

Add an Expert to Your Team

by Ross Peters, Managing Partner. It has been a busy several weeks here at EXPLO Elevate after Thanksgiving and before the Holidays. There have been a number of highlights, including a great week of listening sessions with parents at The Willows Community School in LA, faculty listening sessions at The Meadowbrook School in Boston, and, […]

How to Create Actionable Hope in Our Students

by Leah Van der Sluis, Director of Teaching + Learning, EXPLO Junior. Actionable hope needs to be the north star that guides our work in education right now, and the tools of immersion and overview can help get us there. In Brené Brown’s Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human […]

Great Students are Broad-Minded Thieves

by Ross Peters, Managing Partner. Sometimes I get jealous. It is not my best characteristic. I get jealous of original creators, grand designers, audacious planners, brave playwrights, brilliant poets, superlative musicians, and always relevant, inventive, student-focused educators. I do not ever wish such people anything but success, and I do not want to be them […]

How We Do It

We provide high-value, service offerings to help schools move from idea to implementation.

Research & Tools

Led by research, we curate insights and deliver practical and useful frameworks, roadmaps, case studies and tools.

Events and Convenings

We regularly convene community members around focused issues and topics that enables educators to learn from experts and each other.

Professional Learning

We offer a broad array of creative and experiential learning opportunities for school administrators, division and department heads, and teachers.


We offer consulting services in a variety of areas to support your school’s innovation journey.

Our Recent Clients

Belmont Hill School
Birches School
Boston Public Schools
Brimmer & May School
Brookline Public Schools
Cambridge School of Weston
Cathedral School for Boys (CA)
Catholic Memorial School
Clarksville Academy
Collegiate School (NY)
Collegiate School (VA)
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
Concord Public Schools
Crossroads School
Culver Academies
Dana Hall School
Deerfield Academy
Derby Academy
Episcopal Academy (PA)
Greenhills School (MI)

Hewitt School
Highlands School
Hillbrook School
Hilton Head Preparatory School
Inly School
Meadowbrook School
Millbrook School
Milton Academy
Miss Porter’s School
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Morristown-Beard School
Oakland Unified School District
Park School (MA)
Park School of Baltimore
Phillips Academy
Pine Crest School
Pingry School
Pomfret School
Porter-Gaud School
Rashi School

Rivers School
San Francisco Friends School
San Francisco University High School
Shady Hill School
Shady Side Academy
Sharon High School
Shore Country Day School
St. Mark’s School (MA)
St. Matthew’s School
The Center for Early Education
The Pike School
Trafalgar School for Girls
Trident Academy
Village School
Virgin Islands Montessori & International Academy
Wahaha International School
Westchester Country Day School
Wheeler School
Willows Community School