Project ReinventED

    Friday, November 13 - 14, 2015

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Project ReinventED

Friday, November 13 - 14, 2015

Friday, November 13 - 14, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Western Albemarle High School
5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Crozet, VA 22932

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Creatively Solve Problems in Education

About Project ReinventED

Project ReinventED (November 13th - 14th, 2015) is a dedicated time and space for working on projects (entrepreneurial projects, education projects, passion projects, etc.), spearheaded by ReinventED Lab. Open to all, Project ReinventED is a simple convening of people passionate about education, entrepreneurship, and/or innovation to work on their projects. Pitch an idea on Friday night or join a team, and work on a project throughout the day Saturday. We'll provide food and swag in exchange for your passion and time!  We're making this happen in collaboration with Albemarle County Public Schools, Social Entrepreneurship at UVA in the Batten School of Public Policy, Youth and Social Innovation in the Curry School of Education, the Education Club at the Darden School of Business, Conversion Factor, HackCville, Works in Progress, and more. 

Throughout the day Saturday, participants will be tasked with making something: a startup business model, a policy draft, a physical prototype, a course syllabus, a website, a campaign strategy, etc. Projects do not have to be startups nor explicitly educational; all ideas are welcome.

The program will conclude Saturday evening with dinner, project presentations, feedback, and reflection. In lieu of a competition, participants will receive crowd feedback on their ideas and pitch for connections, further coaching, and post-event support. 

This program is designed to bring together as many different people (educators, entrepreneurs, students, makers, designers, and more) as possible, and all are welcome!

*Individuals participating in TEDx or the E-Cup Concept Competition on Friday are still encouraged to come Saturday to work on ideas!

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Friday November 13th

6:00 pm
Registration + Dinner
Arrive at the venue + get checked in + grab dinner

6:45 pm
We will introduce agenda + coaches + community leaders

7:00 pm
Get-to-know-each-other activity
Get to know your fellow participants with an interactive exercise

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Everyone has the opportunity to pitch!

8:30 pm
Form Teams
Roam the room and speak to the those who pitched. Based on those conversations, your interest, and the project needs, you'll then form teams. Take an inventory of strengths and experiences before the event concludes for the day.

9:00 pm
Venue closes

Saturday November 14th

9:00 am
Venue opens + Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Begin working on projects.

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
After-lunch check-in: status reports + asks for feedback and support

1:00 pm
Learn from your peers and share your expertise in breakout sessions. You decide the topics of conversation!

2:00 pm
Continue working on projects

5:00 pm
Presentations + live feedback
Present the outcomes of your project and receive feedback from fellow participants

6:30 pm

7:00 pm
Reflection and conclusion
Reflect on the event, next steps, and vote on paper plate superlatives

7:30 pm
Event concludes
Venue closes. Thanks for coming out!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Project ReinventED team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Charlottesville is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Keaton
  • Chad
    Ratliff, MBA, M.Ed.
  • Michael
    Craddock, M.Ed.
  • Jared
  • Amy
  • Darah
  • Stephanie
  • Eric
    Bredder, M.Ed.
  • Jeff
  • Marshall
    Hanbury Jr.


Keaton Wadzinski
Student and Entrepreneur, University of Virginia

Keaton fights to promote student-led and passion-based education innovation at Student Voice. In the spring of 2014, Keaton led a team of students to the final round of interviews for the Future of School Challenge, where the team designed an alternative education model to reinvent learning as a radically student-centered, holistic, real-world relevant process. Keaton's work was profiled by the Cavalier Daily.

A second year student at the University of Virginia, Keaton is pursuing a broad range of interests, from design thinking to entrepreneurship to literature and more. He savors life most when he looks out at the stars from his family's small cabin, his personal Walden, in rural Tennessee.

David Fu
NYC Lead, 4.0 Schools

Fu is passionate about edu innovation & helping people launch ventures (schools/startups) to improve how, what & where students learn. He is a head of 4.0 Schools (& supports the broader edu ecosystem) in NYC. He can assist w/ biz model, sales cycle, pricing, customer validation.

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