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.
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