Activist Graduate School faculty teach in-person activist seminars at universities, such as Bard College and UCLA. Each seminar is supplemented with an evening symposium featuring prominent activist guest lecturers, such as the co-creator of Black Lives Matter and the co-creator of Kony2012. These courses and symposia are filmed, edited and made available to online students worldwide.
Startup League gamifies education to create greater access and opportunity for all students. We offer two solutions: ProtoHack and QUP. ProtoHack is an innovation challenge for students to learn about taking their ideas and bringing them to life. QUP is a real-time, mobile game for students to learn problem solving and win cash prizes for their fundraisers.
To activate community power to redesign harmful systems, WE host gatherings and amplify resident voice. WE build residents leadership capacity, publish their policy and systems solutions, support their advocacy campaigns, and provide placement into systems leadership roles. WE accelerate social-tech ventures, and part of the returns go to partner communities to resource policy and systems change.
Our Stem education program hires former street riders ( 16+) to teach elementary and middle school students how to build, code, design and 3D print model size dirt bikes to instill the engineering design process. Then in the summer time students and riders work on teams to focus on riding safety, skills training, repairing and building actual dirt bikes.
TasselTurn helps youth in foster care stay in and graduate from high school. We accomplish this by solving the educational displacement youth in foster care experience. We provide youth in foster care personalized, evidence-informed, education coaching over the web.
Floop works with teachers and students to identify pain points in the learning feedback loop. We build mobile-friendly solutions for teachers so they can create equitable feedback systems that support all learners. We offer resources and professional development opportunities so that teachers can improve their feedback systems and shift the locus of control from teacher-focused to learner-focused.
KlickEngage creates education technology. We allow students to self-report their emotional well-being daily through a scaled survey system. Based on their responses, students are given targeted coping mechanisms. Teachers receive real-time reports of where every student starts their day, allowing them to be proactive instead of reactive to student need.
Meeting with parents and service providers is an important part of a Special Education teacher’s job, but scheduling meetings is a huge pain that doesn’t always result in parents showing up. Little Bird automatically schedules meetings for teachers. We use a combination of text message and web technology to ensure high parent attendance, and we do it without taking up any teacher time.
We provide comprehensive K-12 intervention support, that includes formative assessments and live person driven online group tutoring. We use fuse authentic culturally relevant instruction with data and objective driven lessons to close academic skill gaps.
Social Cipher is an empowering video game for kids with autism. With an interdisciplinary team from neuroscience and game design, Social Cipher combines the needs of real families with scientific research and the magic of gameplay and story. We aim to empower kids to embrace their autism and to make social skills practice more accessible to families in terms of time and cost.
Family engagement in a child’s education is one of the most powerful yet most neglected supports at school. HEARD is a private and dynamic communications hub that’s making it easier, more effective and inclusive to engage families at schools and in classrooms by facilitating transparency, ensuring democratic access, and helping teachers support families to extend student learning to home.
i-Subz is a recruiting and placement marketplace for substitute teachers and Title 1 schools. For schools, we offer prescreened substitutes on demand. For substitutes, easy access to jobs and same day pay. This allows students to be matched with motivated substitutes that are passionate about their success in the classroom.
In order to better equip and prepare black students for college and career, Teach X provides training and technology to support teachers in designing authentic learning experiences. Through our training and mobile application, teachers connect and collaborate with industry professionals to create authentic learning experiences that enable students to engage with real-world problems and solutions.
We create physical and digital storybooks, curriculum, and training that promotes social equity, sustainability, & innovation in a simple way to children and the adults that care for them/teach them. We train teachers to utilize the storybooks and story extensions (curriculum), to engage children with these topics and build children's capacity for critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.