“Curation” is the act of pulling together, sifting through, or selecting something for presentation. Like at a museum, only the best are shown.

Our curation process draws on the expertise of educators, learning scientists, investors, and others who really “get” education technology, so we can be sure we are offering schools solutions with great potential. It includes the following filters:

  1. LEAP’s Internal Team, including veteran educators, researchers, and education reform leaders, removes all unviable and weak applicants
  2. The Curation Panel then reviews the remaining applicants and recommends finalists to move on to Match Day. The panel is made up of educators and subject-area experts, learning scientists, and other due diligence experts in edtech. Here’s who helped us pick companies to participate in our second Pilot Network cohort.
  3. Pilot Network School Teams huddle with recommended companies on Match Day, learning about the product to choose which to trial during Mini Pilot
  4. The Mini Pilot is an 8-week opportunity for teachers and students to gain hands-on experience in order to make an informed final decision for the Pilot Year
  5. The Pilot Year begins the following school year and is the final pivotal screen, with the option to stop at weeks 8 and 16 if the product is not making the grade