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From ideation to launch, developing a product for takes multiple steps and many collaborations along the way. The success of a product lies with the team that is involved with it from start to finish, from its conception to the launch.
In this particular spotlight, we’ll highlight members of the Curriculum Associates team, who create K-8 math and reading Diagnostics and instruction for over 6 million students. Creating a product at such a scale presents unique challenges for product development. We’re bringing in one product manager, designer, and engineer to discuss the process of creating Curriculum Associates’ new educator dashboard, which aims to quickly provide educators with valuable insights to help them improve classroom instruction.
The overall goal of the spotlight series is to get into the details of what it actually takes to build a successful ed tech product. We bring in key members of a single product team to talk in depth about a feature they built - the inspiration for it, the challenges along the way, and the collaboration needed to ship a quality product on time. By focusing on a product feature, we hope to get away from the generalities and take a deep dive into concrete examples and the real nuances of building a product.
Senior Software Engineer,
For five years, Jeff was a high school chemistry and Chinese teacher, serving students of Camden, New Jersey. During that time he learned to program to create more engaging learning experiences for students and is now Senior Software Engineer at Curriculum Associates where he’s helping to deliver reports that educators use to make classrooms better places.
Senior Product Manager,
Cara is a Senior Product Manager at Curriculum Associates, focused on the digital educator experiences for the i-Ready and Ready Classroom Mathematics programs. She spends much of her time with educators and field staff, working to understand the needs of our educators, and then working with the design and engineering teams to define, design, and build the best possible solutions.
Senior UX Designer,
Meaghan is a Senior UX Designer at Curriculum Associates and has been with the company for over three years. She is focused on the UX strategy and design of the educator experience, including user testing initiatives.
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