Finding the right tools for schools.

Edtech tools exponentially expand a teacher’s ability to personalize the learning experience when they are curated and applied carefully. Before technology is showcased to Pilot Network teachers, it has to pass the LEAP Curation Panel’s rigorous review process.

The LEAP Edtech Curation Process

Passing curation is no easy feat: our panelists, including experts in learning science or psychology, independently review each prospective tool for four-to-six weeks, holistically evaluating its design, efficacy and alignment with the LEAP Learning Framework. In total, we’ve received over 150 applications from edtech companies and piloted just 19 products. If a tool reaches a learner’s hands, you can be sure it’s of the highest quality design, and that its potential to empower teachers and learners is enormous.

Ready to apply? The 2019-20 application is now open.

2018-19 Independent Panel of Experts

 

  • Meg Bates, UC STEM (Ed Psych)
  • Anirban Bhattacharyya, Transcend Education
  • Annie Dillon, Christopher House (ELA K-5)
  • Brian Gane, UIC Learning Science
  • Elva Guzman, Talcott Fine Arts & Museum Academy (ELA / Bilingual 6-8)
  • Erik Harpstead, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Eugene Hazzard, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy (ELA 9-10)
  • David Jabon, DePaul (STEM Studies)
  • Susanna Lang, Independent
  • Debbie Leslie, UC STEM (Outreach)
  • Chris Liang-Vergara, LEAP Innovations
  • Melissa Moody, Joseph Lovett Elementary (Math 6-8)
  • Matthew Mrozek, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy (STEM)
  • Amit Patel, Owl Ventures
  • Amy Peterson, Disney II Magnet School (Instructional Coaching)
  • Jen Stack, LEAP Innovations
  • Nicole Temple, UC STEP
  • Molly Thayer, University of Washington
  • Jonathan Tiongco, Alliance (Marine-Innovation & Technology)
  • Michael Yudelson, Carnegie Mellon University/ACT

2018- 2019 Curated Products

  • Achieve3000 (Achieve3000)
  • BrainPop (BrainPop)
  • Curriculet (Waterford Institute)
  • Edgenuity (Edgenuity)
  • Lexia PowerUp Literacy (Lexia Learning)
  • Mathletics (3P Learning)
  • MathSpace (MathSpace)
  • Squiggle Park (Squiggle Park)
  • UpSmart (Edgenuity)
  • Velocity (Voyager)
  • Write About (Write About)
  • Zinc Learning Labs (Zinc Learning Labs)

Previously Selected Products

ELA

  • Frontier (eSpark Learning)
  • iReady (Curriculum Associates)
  • Imagine Learning (Imagine Learning)
  • Lexia Reading Core5 (Lexia Learning)
  • Lightsail (Lightsail)
  • myON (myON)
  • Newsela (Newsela)
  • Quill (Quill)
  • ThinkCERCA (ThinkCERCA)

Math

  • ALEKS (McGraw-Hill School Education, LLC)
  • Conceptua Math (Conceptua)
  • DreamBox (DreamBox)
  • Imagine Math (Imagine Learning)
  • Mathspace (Mathspace)
  • Reasoning Mind (Reasoning Mind)
  • RedBird (McGraw-Hill School Education, LLC)v
  • ST Math (Mind Research)

Learner Demonstrated

  • Canvas by Instructure (Instructure)