About RadSchools

RadSchools is a decentralized collaborative lab (Co-Lab) of creators sharing ideas and solutions that move learning communities forward. Our mission is to create momentum around these ideas--and have fun doing it.


Recod/ed Philosophy

RadSchools is unapologetically forward-thinking in its approach. Our Recod/ed philosophy emphasizes the need to evolve to the next dimension in learning--that which is possible, even here, but that which we may not yet see. We consider this "right column" thinking. Read more on these ideas.

Internet of Education (IoE) Principles

Rad Schools is a proud signatory of the The Internet of Education consortium, which encourages debate and critical discourse from a variety of perspectives by committing to and following the guiding principles.

A Cooperative Lab (Co-Lab)

RadSchools invites creators from all fields to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and find solutions to complex challenges in education, learning, and by extension, society. Want to get involved?


Dr. Walter Fernando Balser
Founding Partner

Walter is a professor, writer, and co-creator focused on helping people and organizations thrive in a rapidly evolving learning ecosystem. Walter is the founder of the Open Partnership Education Network, a community-based platform to "make cities smarter and better connected." He has worked as a teacher, administrator and strategic consultant in urban schools across the country. His ideas on society, learning, and tech have been featured in academic journals and popular media outlets.

Dr. Harris Ambush
Founding Partner

Harris is a creator, ideologist, guide, wanderer, seeker and connector to all. In the professional realm, Harris has served as a professor, leader, teacher and strategist--but always, a coach. His work in youth and community development through holistic education has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. Harris was the founding director of Hands 4 Hope, an organization that worked locally and internationally to assist with education in areas affected by natural and manmade disasters. Harris is also certified in yoga (adult and kid’s), mindfulness, personal training, group instruction, life guidance, and Hoʻoponopono.

Dr. Shelley Stewart
eLearning Architect

Dr. Shelley Stewart is an accomplished Senior Leader and Learning Designer with more than 20 years of success across the higher education, information services and technology, and professional training and development industries. Her broad areas of expertise include e-learning, Instructional design & technology, program management, curriculum development, executive coaching, and educational technology. Shelley has served as the Director of Educational Design and Technology and eLearning for the University of South Florida and Pepperdine University, respectively, where she directed best practices in digital instruction to ensure high quality, cost-effective outcomes driven by continuous improvement.

Dr. LaSonya L. Moore
Equity Team Facilitator

Dr. LaSonya L. Moore is a professor and researcher connecting Critical Race Theory and Communication, particularly examining equity and social justice in educational institutions serving students in urban communities. Dr. Moore's heart and co-constructed research are centered around the on-the-ground narratives of educators and community members in high-need environments. Dr. Moore’s research and scholarship in “teacher/ educator persistence”, emphasizes the importance of developing educators that are inclusive in their classroom practices and leadership abilities, thus developing into passionate persisters. Dr. Moore has received numerous accolades nationally and internationally.

Let's Recod/ed ... Fearlessly

What do hackers, skaters, and educators have in common? A lot. Let's come together to push radical ideas to the limit, test those ideas.... fail.... and try again.

Rad Schools is a a proud signatory of the guiding principles of the Internet of Education

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