LEAP Pilot Network
At LEAP Innovations, we’re focused on transforming the way kids learn by better connecting education with innovation, creating personalized learning that benefits students and their teachers. In our Pilot Network, we work directly with educators and tech innovators to discover and pilot personalized learning technologies and innovative practices, and then share our research nationally to scale what works.
Edtech companies that pilot with LEAP gain valuable insights and visibility within Chicago Public Schools, including traditional and charter schools, as well as private schools. Schools that partner with LEAP receive professional development support as they build and pilot a personalized learning model to fit their school context, including the integration of an edtech product vetted by a national panel of experts, and then scale key learnings to other classrooms and schools within their network.
LEAP’s success and vision for the Pilot Network program has generated local and national attention and the program continues to grow and evolve.
Cohort One – 2014-2015: LEAP launched pilots with six edtech literacy products in 15 traditional, charter and parochial schools, K-8
Cohort Two – 2015-2016: More than 50 products applied to pilot in the 2015-2016 school year and LEAP launched pilots with eight edtech literacy and math products in 14 traditional, charter and parochial schools, K-8
Cohort Three - 2016-2017: 7 math and literacy edtech products were piloted in 20 Chicago traditional, charter, and Archdiocese schools, K-8
Cohort Four – 2017-2018: 32 Chicago traditional, charter, Archdiocese and suburban schools k-12 are beginning their year long pilots of 12 math, literacy, and “Learner Demonstrated” edtech products
Cohort Five - 2018-2019: 44 Chicago traditional, charter, Archdiocese and suburban schools K-12 are designing their personalized learning models this Spring and undergoing a matching process with math and literacy edtech products