The next round of the Learning Engineering Tools Competition – a global EdTech tools competition to combat the crisis of pandemic-related learning loss, and build the field of Learning Engineering will launch next month with a kick off event on July 7th from 12-1:30pm ET.
The event will feature thought leaders in the global EdTech space, including Newsela Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder Dan Cogan Drew, Zearn CEO and Co-Founder Shalinee Sharma, Khan Academy’s Founder Sal Khan, and Schmidt Futures Managing Director Kumar Garg.
Last year’s inaugural event launched by Schmidt Futures and Citadel was met with huge interest and an amazing winning cohort of 18 companies and nonprofits.
The next round of the Learning Engineering Tools Competition will include more than $3 million in prizes to education technologists, researchers, teachers, and students. This will be one of the largest global EdTech competitions ever.
Priority areas for this year’s competition will be: (1) accelerating learning in elementary and secondary literacy and math, (2) transforming K-12 assessments in both cost and quality, (3) facilitating faster, better, and cheaper learning science research, (4) drive improvements in adult learning that boost middle class wages.
You can register for the launch event here to learn more, and please feel free to share with others in your network
About Schmidt Futures
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