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Deeper Learning

Learn About the Pilot Program

Kaleidoscope Collective for Learning

The Kaleidoscope Collective is a pilot program created to nurture deeper learning in Massachusetts public schools. The pilot will run from January 2020 to June 2021 and will give individual schools and entire districts the chance to rethink classroom instruction around deeper learning.

Nearly 500 schools, districts, and collaboratives expressed early interest in the pilot program, and DESE has named 22 schools and districts as finalists. The next steps in the selection process include:

  • convening and training, which were held on December 10,
  • an event in each finalist district in which the school or district will convene community members to contribute ideas to the school's or district's plan, and
  • a January school visit.

All finalists that complete the three steps will be invited to join the inaugural Kaleidoscope cohort. The Department expects to name a second cohort for fall 2021.

Contact Information

Pilot Program

Tera Carr
Associate Commissioner

Funder Relations

Jass Stewart
Deputy Chief of Staff

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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