Leap Innovations
  • For educators: personalizing learning with the best innovative tools and strategies

  • For tech companies: identifying, piloting, and scaling the right edtech solutions

  • For families and communities: making learning happen anytime, anywhere

Educators

We help educators find what works to personalize learning, from edtech tools that support teachers to programs where they can learn from one another and share ideas.

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Tech Companies

We work with the best edtech companies and start-ups from around the world to pilot their tools in real-life learning situations, collect valuable research, and scale broadly from early childhood to early college.

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Families and Communities

We believe that learning continues beyond the four walls of a classroom. We’re committed to working with families and communities to provide rich, individualized learning opportunities for students anytime, anywhere.

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Learning Exponentially. Advancing Potential.

By bridging the gap between innovation and education, we can personalize learning like never before. Driven by great educators and fueled by technology, personalized learning can transform classrooms, meet individual student needs, and enable learning anytime, anywhere.

LEAP Innovations is a new Chicago-based research and development hub for the nation. We search globally to identify the best education technology products, pilot them here in schools and other real-life learning environments, and quickly scale what works from PreK to early college. We will break down the silos that separate innovation in the tech sector from the real-world needs of teachers and learners.

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LEAP Collaboratory

Space and programs that bring together educators, entrepreneurs, tech companies, researchers and students to share ideas, co-develop solutions, and receive training around personalized learning.

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LEAP Pilot Network

A destination for edtech companies from around the world and innovative in-school and out-of-school sites to pilot solutions using nimble, rigorous research that is relevant nationally.

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LEAP 21st Century Schools

Strategies, supports and funding to help school leaders and their teams design and implement personalized learning school models.

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Apply Now for LEAP's Pilot Network

LEAP is now recruiting the nation’s best tech innovators to help address math and literacy challenges facing teachers and students in grades PreK-8.

If your company has a proven math or literacy product that delivers curriculum, lets students practice it, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for grades PreK-8, apply now for LEAP’s Pilot Network! Pilots start this spring. 

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, December 14, at 11:59 PM CST. Apply now, or learn more here.

Ready to Try a New Edtech Tool?

We're excited to report that LEAP's Literacy Tech Challenge, our first round of full-year pilots, is well underway. We're working with 19 teams across 15 Chicago schools to pilot six ELA edtech products - whew! Check back often for updates - we can't wait to share our results! 

In the meantime, check out our 5 Point Pilot Readiness Checklist. If you're considering trying a new product yourself, answering our five simple questions can help you decide what to work on before getting started, or if you're ready to go! 

Interested in piloting with LEAP this spring? We're getting ready to start recruitment for our next round. Fill out the interest form here, and we'll get back to you with details as soon as they're available. 

We're Hiring!

Are you passionate about working with educators and innovators to create a new learning trajectory for students? If so, join the LEAP team! We’re currently looking for great people to fill the following positions:

LEAP Innovations - Chief Operating Officer

LEAP Innovations - Director of Research and Evaluation

LEAP Innovations - Pilot Network Manager

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