Pilot Your Innovations with Us

The LEAP Pilot Network puts powerful edtech tools into the hands of teachers who know how to use them, and the results for learners are transformative. As we continue to expand the breadth of the Pilot Network, we’re looking for innovators to help us engage, empower and appropriately challenge every learner. Together, we can unleash the power of personalized learning.

What Types of Products Are Eligible?

  • K-8 ELA and Math content programs that enable personalized learning.
  • 9th grade ELA and Math (i.e. Algebra) content programs that enable personalized learning.

What’s in it for Companies?

In the LEAP Pilot Network, companies refine their edtech products and grow their businesses. Innovators chosen to participate receive:

Valuable Insights
Throughout the program, we compile extensive data on each piloted product. As an innovator, you can refine your tools based on real outcomes in classrooms.

Rigorous, Robust Implementation
With extensive professional learning, onsite expert coaching and ongoing support for teachers, we make sure schools tap into your product’s full potential.

Long-term Partnership Opportunities
As of the 2016-17 school year, 79 percent of Pilot Network school teams have adopted their chosen edtech tool after the first school year.

Access to Chicago’s Education Ecosystem
Chicago is home to the country’s third-largest public school district and largest archdiocese district. We regularly host showcases and other events that connect our partners across the network.

National Exposure
Our work is a driving force in the national conversation around personalized learning. As we share how the transformation has impacted Chicago classrooms, we highlight our experiences with the innovative tools and approaches we’ve implemented.

What’s the Timeline?

October: Company applications open.

December: The LEAP Curation Panel begins its holistic, rigorous assessment of prospective Pilot Network tools.

January: Companies are notified that their products have passed curation.

May: Selected partners attend Match Day, where they meet with Pilot Network school teams.

August-June: Products selected by school teams pilot their innovations throughout the following school year, with ongoing onsite support. In return, innovators receive in-depth metrics and feedback to refine their tools.

Ready to Apply?

We look forward to learning about your innovative products!

  • For application instructions, please click here.
  • For a full list of questions on this year’s application, please click here.

The next cycle of the Curation Process will begin taking applications in October 2019. For more information, reach out to Susan Liu, our Edtech Programs Manager.