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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Nominate an Educator!

LEAP Innovations is seeking nominations of great principals and teachers to be eligible for significant grants, awards and scholarships!

We’re looking for principals and teachers who focus on each individual student’s skills, interests and goals, while also encouraging that student to take ownership and learn in a way that works for them. Anyone may nominate a principal or teacher by completing the form here. The first deadline for nominations is December 31, 2014. Once nominated, schools may choose to apply for grants and/or awards that range from $30,000 to $280,000 or more for their schools.

Schools: Join Our Pilot Network!

LEAP is now accepting schools to our Pilot Network, which awards more than $25K in support and coaching to implement personalized learning!

Looking to implement personalized learning for literacy or math in your Pre-K - 8th grade classrooms? Our Pilot Network works directly with forward-thinking principals and teachers to identify, implement and evaluate personalized learning techniques and edtech products based on your school's needs.  These pilots are supported with in-person coaching, onsite observations, as well as qualitative and quantitative feedback on student growth.

The program includes a robust professional development workshop series developed by national experts starting this winter, a mini-pilot this spring, and a year-long pilot beginning next fall. Read more here.

Interested or have questions? Contact Amy Huang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 - Collaboratory Coordinator

LEAP Innovations - Pilot Network Manager

LEAP Innovations - NextGen Manager

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..