Who We Are
The Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) is an association of Research-to-Practice partnerships for long-term community engagements. Our PlexLearning partnerships with private, academic, and government sectors bridge workforce and quality-of-life development gaps between formal education, informal learning, and meaningful vocations to promote entrepreneurial philanthropy and sustainable economic developments in local neighborhood communities.
We are managers of Single Learner Classrooms programs with PlexLearning education for agile workforce and quality-of-life development. Our neighborhood centers and family-classrooms offer deeply collaborative dialogues and trusted spaces for evolved mastery and continuous participation in Science, Arts, Engineering, and Technology programs as a way of life. Our programs fill literacy and functional skills gaps in day-to-day personal, societal, and financial needs. For example, our programs help to jumpstart and shepherd workforce reinvestment and skill development projects to sustainability, in ways that reduce economic entrapment and chronic helplessness.
We are enablers of access to privileges technology literacy offer. Our neighborhood centers provide access to technology labs and specialize in open-source PlexLearning development. Our peer reviewed, and high quality, applications promote a culture of enterprising education that advances local, long-term economic interests and promote living fulfilling lives in neighborhood communities. EDSN’s neighborhood program centers enable people at different stages of life, career, and vocation to stay relevant and productively engaged with their local communities.
We are PlexLearning gateways to technical careers and bridge to academic programs. From the individual learner’s view, PlexLearning is a systemic framework that converge K-12 and Higher Education. The framework employs an education methodology for using learning objects and Data Science to marshal Data Science and Intelligent Technologies (IT) as authorized actors in the creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge with learners as their principals. PlexLearning component methods, delivery systems, analytics processes and tools are collectively called PlexLearning education.
We are local hubs for workforce collaboratives and neighborhood entrepreneurial philanthropy. Our trusted program spaces and RPPs allow small neighborhood SIC groups to coalesce around important development issues, (reinvestment, continuous improvement, staying relevant, cost sharing, and long-term economic opportunities) not available if group members were working separately. Benefits from these centers include access to: marketing; purchasing; research; social agency; proximal learning; counter-party oversight and other professional resources. Group benefits also include development of effective governance and local leadership for, among other functions, managing collective protection against what neighborhood SIC groups view as predatory agency, economic entrapment, and hostile prejudices.