With support from the CME Group Foundation, LEAP Innovations convened 250 educators and stakeholders from across Chicagoland for an evening with Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy. Educators came from as far away as Batavia and Mundelein to 1871, LEAP's home and the hub for tech startups in Chicago, to hear Sal's story about founding Khan Academy and celebrate the launch of LearnStorm. LearnStorm, an online math challenge powered by Khan Academy in partnership with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, will reach more than 40,000 students across the Chicagoland area.
Sal delivered an inspiring story of entrepreneurship and emphasized the importance of personalizing learning for all students everywhere. He shared how LearnStorm is designed to help build students' confidence in math and foster a growth mindset.
LEAP Innovations and Khan Academy would like to thank all the educators and supporters who attended this special event and a very special thanks goes to the CME Group Foundation for making the event possible, and to our hosts at 1871.
To see photos of the event, click here.
Do you have a math or literacy edtech product that personalizes learning for students in grades K-8? Apply to the LEAP Pilot Network!
The LEAP Pilot Network is part of LEAP Innovations, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization focused on transforming the way kids learn by better connecting education with innovation, creating personalized learning that benefits students and their teachers.
Our Pilot Network works directly with forward-thinking educators and technology companies to identify, implement and evaluate personalized learning approaches and edtech products. In the Pilot Network, companies will benefit from product pilots with high-fidelity implementation, gain visibility with district and school leaders, and receive valuable qualitative and quantitative feedback on their products. Last year, 86 percent of Pilot Network school teams adopted their edtech product after pilots ended.
LEAP is now seeking edtech companies with math or literacy products for students in grades K-8 to pilot during the 2016-2017 school year! We are especially seeking products for middle school students (grades 5-8). Learn more and apply here.
Interested in implementing personalized learning? Join our Pilot Network!
Looking to implement personalized learning for literacy or math in your 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 this winter/spring and a year-long pilot beginning next fall. Learn more and fill out our interest form here.
Attend one of our events on Tuesday, December 15 or Thursday, December 17 to learn more. To RSVP, visit our Eventbrite page here.