Live From Summit 2017: Achieving Breakthroughs with R&D

This thought-provoking and discussion-based session was moderated by Stacey Childress, the CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund and Russ Shilling from Digital Promise.   The session discussed the need to emphasize R&D within education, how it might work, and then had small breakouts to gather insights from session participants on problems an R&D organization should prioritize […]

Live From Summit 2016: Edtech in STEM Classrooms

This engaging discussion was led and moderated by Tonika Cheek Clayton, Managing Partner of NewSchools Venture Fund joined by five other speakers: Bill Kurtz, CEO of DSST Public Schools Chris Lehmann, Principal at Science Leadership Academy Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO at Dreambox Dan Meyer, Chief Academic Officer at Desmos Margaret Honey, CEO of New York Hall […]

Live from Summit 2016: Rapid-Prototyping to Address Critical Student Needs

This interactive and innovative workshop was led by Rich Crandall, Director at Intentional Futures, and formerly an Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund and the K-12 Lab Director at the Institute of Design at Stanford. The session gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to think about the critical student need areas identified by NewSchools and how to […]

Live from Summit 2016: Telling it Straight: Educators and EdTech

Eva Gonda Green, Associate Partner of NewSchools Venture Fund led and moderated a session focusing on purchase and pilot decisions by schools. She was joined by two edtech decision makers: Stacey Wang, Director of Personalized Learning at Oakland Unified School District and Elena Sanina Senior Manager of Blended Learning at Aspire Public Schools. The panelists examined how […]