It started with an idea Mrs. Cureton had, and turned into an amazing venture. At Roam, there were very innovative spaces, from the full white board walls, to the spinning chairs. We all started in one room at first, but then a few of us transitioned to another room that we then had to move out of at 10:00. We worked on tons of our (i)ventures, and some of us even figured out what our ventures were, after feeling like a lost child in the midst of this. Much of the iD cohort made a lot of progress, with the addition of a few small breaks walking to Starbucks down the street, and the cafe in Roam. I saw a lot of collaboration, great feedback, and so much more. For example, Kathleen and Maquie opened my eyes to these really cool chairs inside of Roam, which I then took notes on, and came up with designs around. We, as a cohort, are really growing to care about each other and about other’s (i)ventures. I loved the feeling Roam because it felt less like school, and more like a taste of real-life, proving how a setting can change how excited people get about learning. Time flew while we were there, and as soon as we came to Roam, we had to leave. The cohort decided to take a trip to Panera and the Tin Drum, and reflect back on what we all achieved at Roam, and where we are headed.


Written by Abigail Emerson

I am a Mount Vernon student, Innovation Diploma member, (I)nnovator, and Learner. Passion pursuer, and achiever. I am also an advocate for reimagining education.

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