Ignite Companies

Future of Work Challenge

Future of Work Challenge winners are developing products that address one or more of the critical student needs identified by educators: weaving exploration of college and career pathways into core academic experiences, enabling experiential learning that authentically connects school and work, increasing access to college and career guidance, mentorship, and counseling resources, and creating new opportunities to earn and utilize credits, badges, and other signals of competence and achievement.

Early Learning Challenge (PreK-2nd grade)

Early Learning Challenge winners are developing products that address one or more of the critical student needs identified by educators: enhancing interactions between students, parents, and teachers, enabling engaging, interactive experiences that support academic development while reinforcing essential mindsets, skills and habits for success in college, career and life, optimizing students’ limited screen time while providing teachers and parents with helpful information to guide learning, and expanding opportunities for families to discover and take advantage of developmentally appropriate early learning experiences.

Special Education Challenge

Special Education Challenge winners are developing products that address one or more of the critical student needs identified by educators: making rigorous academic content accessible to a wide range of students, encouraging increased communication and collaboration among diverse learners, supporting skills related to executive functioning and agency, and using data to empower students, families, and educators.

English Language Learning Challenge

English Language Learning Challenge winners are developing products that address one or more of the critical student needs identified by educators: making rigorous academic content accessible to students of all language levels, addressing social and emotional aspects of language learning, enabling language learning experiences that are more authentic and culturally relevant, and increasing opportunities for engagement with parents and families.

Middle & High School Math Challenge

Middle & High School Math Challenge winners are developing products that address one or more of the critical student needs identified by educators: making learning accessible to students of all abilities and cultural backgrounds, providing age-appropriate scaffolding for underdeveloped foundational concepts, enabling rich social interactions with peers and teachers, encouraging growth mindset, metacognition and agency, and creating opportunities to apply knowledge to real-world challenges.

Science Learning Challenge

Science Learning Challenge winners are developing technologies that support students’ development of science and engineering skills while sparking their imaginations as explorers and creators.