Portals are a chance to reimagine education
“I’VE SPENT 20 YEARS IN THE CLASSROOM AND I’VE NEVER SEEN A TOOL DO SO MUCH FOR THE KIDS AS THIS”
— STEVE CHINOSI
Shared_Studios collaborates with Johns Hopkins University to bring together students in Baltimore, Beirut, and Gaza through virtual-exchange “hackathons.”
Students form teams through the Portal and work as one unit to solve a public health problem facing refugee communities in Beirut and Gaza. The hackathon teaches participants transferable design skills, while heightening cultural literacy, empathy, and teamwork.