Be part of the story this Thursday as 4 Lean Lab Fellows and 8 local education innovators pitch their ventures and solutions to better Kansas City education. Help decide what Lean Lab venture will win a cash prize determined by your vote. Get a sneak peek of the future of education in Kansas City before you join the story:
Lean Lab Ventures - 4 minute pitches
Tikitum is mobile, sensory science learning lab that blends science, therapy, and fun in order to bring ALL children the magic of science.
Presented by: Olga Pitenko, founder, and Amy Melton, curriculum writer & science teacher
Echograde is a grading app for teachers to quickly communicate personalized feedback to their students.
Presented by: Connor Nowalk, founder
Business Allied Scholars links urban students to local
businesses by coordinating in-class internships using project-based learning. Our scholars rapidly learn skills in high-demand STEAM jobs.
Presented by: Lyn E. Cook, founder, plus Joseline Martinez and Moises Suazo, BAS Scholars
Twitter: @YouthPowered #BusinessAlliedScholars
Facebook: Business Allied Scholars
ELL Teacher Archive is a toolbox to help transition immigrant and refugee students into the classroom.
Presented by: Aditya Voleti, founder
Website: Coming soon!
Fast-Pitch Showcase: 90-second pitches
The Literacy Lab's Missouri Reading Corps program will embed rigorously-trained, full-time reading tutors in schools in Kansas City to provide daily, evidence-based literacy intervention for children age 3 to grade 3 at risk of 3rd grade reading failure.
Presented by: Tom Dillon, Co-Executive Director
Facebook: The Literacy Lab
ProTabula is a real-time communication tool that quickly captures student behavior, and its impact on instruction with clear, specific reports.
Presented by: Aaron S. Moss, School Psychologist & Co-Founder
Smart Steps provides decision making support for persons with autism and cognitive disabilities through the Smart Steps Mobile app.
Presented by: Cindy Fisher, Ed.D., President & CEO
Facebook: Smart Steps 4 Me
Pennez is an online platform for multicultural literature to be in the hands of multicultural readers through e-books, and web applications.
Presented by: Rebecca Dove & Quest Taylor, co-founders
Start at Zero promotes kindergarten readiness by mentoring & coaching parents during their child's first 3 years.
Presented by: Angela DeWilde & Rebecca Haessig
The KC Wordshop is a space for young people ages 6-18 to create, hone, and publicly showcase any project generated by language.
Presented by: Paul Richardson, founder
Facebook: KC Wordshop
Show Me KC Schools is a nonprofit, dedicated to helping families make well-informed decisions about their children’s education by providing vital information about the school options available in the heart of Kansas City.
Presented by: Tricia Johnson, founder
Facebook: Show Me KC Schools
CWC Kansas City will provide a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Midtown Kansas City with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's potential as individuals and as citizens of the world.
Presented by: Kristen Ellis Johnson, Board Member
Facebook: Citizens of the World Charter Schools
YouTube: Citizens of the World Charter Schools
LinkedIn: Citizens of the World Charter Schools