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In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine education. Lab schools bring together teams of students, families, educators, administrators, and experts to support directed research and development (R&D) and generate innovative solutions. From its own experience as a laboratory school, Brooklyn LAB has created a suite of actionable resources that any school can use to generate and modify relevant, evidence-based solutions that have been amplified by the pandemic.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  1. Increase awareness of the potential role of human-centered design in reimagining the future of education.
  2. Give educators the tools they need to apply the practices of laboratory schools, which we hope will deliver the benefits of these approaches to more school communities.
  3. Help schools equitably engage students, families, educators, and experts to ensure that solutions meet real needs.


  • Eric Tucker, Brooklyn LAB
  • Sheryl Gomez, Brooklyn LAB
  • Scott Bess, Purdue Polytechnic High School
  • Shatoya Ward, Purdue Polytechnic High School
  • Erin Mote, InnovateEDU
  • Mary Ryerse, XQ Institute