FRESNO, Calif., March 5, 2021 – The Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR) and Thrively are excited to announce a collaborative partnership to extend the impact of CLEAR’s equity through leadership and research resources to the community of Thrively learners.
This partnership will provide CLEAR’s Social Justice and Cultural Proficiency professional development curriculum through the Thrively learning platform and resources. CLEAR expects to provide materials and activity content by the Spring of 2021.
Through this collaboration, Thrively is dedicated to supporting CLEAR’s professional and leadership development efforts by bringing impactful professional development programs to the Thrively learning platform in support of a blended learning environment. CLEAR is committed to building capacity for educational equity by supporting efforts to develop transformative leaders who know how to change Pre-K-12 learning systems…not just improve them.
“A sense of belonging and well-being are crucial for academic, personal, and social student success,” said Dr. Ken Magdaleno, Founder and CEO of CLEAR. “We are dedicated to developing strong and committed social justice leaders, creating support networks for them, and assuring an ongoing individual and organizational commitment leading to greater opportunities for all.”
“The CLEAR partnership enhances Thrively’s capabilities to develop the whole child by offering cultural proficiency and social justice learning opportunities integrated into the interdisciplinary strengths-based online platform,” said Mr. Girish Venkat, Founder and CEO of Thrively. “This will certainly help in bridging the learning gap, developing student agency, and enabling learners to acquire skills for success.”
About the Center for Leadership, Equity and Research
The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) is dedicated to eliminating educational and social disparities which impede equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students and the communities from which they arrive. This includes advocacy by its leadership which is called upon to intentionally amplify a collective voice of educational leaders and allies through a forum of professional learning, political action, and community empowerment.
Thrively is a strengths-based personalized learning platform that develops the whole child. With Thrively, students get to discover their strengths and interests, build real life skills, get exposed to authentic/deeper learning experience and develop their agency and voice. Thrively gives educators a 360-degree view of the whole child and enables students to direct their own learning through the lens of their interests and strengths. Thousands of educators are using the Thrively platform to support various initiatives including Personalized Learning, SEL, Career Readiness, SPED, Passion Projects, Project Based Learning, Digital Portfolio of a Graduate and others.
Dr. Ken Magdaleno, Founder and CEO of CLEAR
Girish Venkat, Founder and CEO, Thrively