Educelerate + US DOE: Ed Tech Developer’s Tour

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Educelerate + US DOE: Ed Tech Developer’s Tour

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Join Educelerate and General Assembly for the official Los Angeles stop-over for the US Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology's National Ed Tech Developer’s Tour.

We'll host a panel discussion and workshop to ignite collaboration among entrepreneurs, developers, educators, supporters and students to work together to solve persistent problems in education. The meetup will be led by the US DOE Office of EdTech Developer Lead Marcus Noel and will feature an in-depth discussion of the recently released Ed Tech Developer’s Guide.

Speakers:

  • Jeff Patterson, founder and CEO of Gaggle, a leading K-12 educational technology company. Jeff, based in LA, has successfully grown Gaggle (based in Bloomington, IL) to more than 70 employees located across the country is a communication system with built-in processes and classroom workflows designed to promote educator and student productivity. The company also provides learning management, professional development, websites, and archiving solutions to hundreds of school districts and millions of users.

  • Bri Holt, founder and former CTO of Engrade, a leading K-12 SaaS platform used by millions of students on a monthly basis. Engrade was bootstrapped by Bri for over 7 years before raising initial funding from some of the leading investors in education such as Rethink Education and then raised a further two rounds of venture capital before being acquired by McGraw-Hill in 2014.

  • Anupama Vaid, founder and CEO of ParentSquare, an easy-to-use collaborative communication platform for schools involving parents. Anu created ParentSquare when she recognized a need for better communication at her children’s school. Previously, she spent fifteen years successfully leading engineering, design, and product teams in building innovative software for businesses ranging from startups to large companies.

  • Kevin McFarland, co-founder and CFO of Formative, a real-time formative assessment platform and free student response system. A graduate of ImagineK-12, Formative's web-based software (found at goformative.com) allows live data analytics on any homework, classwork or assessment in order to help teachers, parents and schools help their students grow in the moments when it matters most.

In addition to this (and other) tour stops, the DOE Office of EdTech will also host a series of Google Hangouts highlighting the Guide and expanding the discussion nationwide. Follow @educelerate and #edtechdev for updates as the US DOE comes to LA.

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