Rocky Hill School has forged a first-of-its-kind partnership with LearnLaunch, a nationally-recognized organization in Boston dedicated to connecting, supporting, and investing in the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning.
About the Partnership
The partnership will allow selected education technology companies that are part of LearnLaunch’s co-working space/accelerator cohort to test and develop new educational technology with students and faculty on Rocky Hill School’s campus. This is a new paradigm that will be unique in the nation: entrepreneurs developing educational products while embedded within a preschool to grade 12 test bed. Both organizations are excited to bring this new and innovative approach to developing educational software and programs to Rhode Island.
“From its start, LearnLaunch has been at the cutting edge of driving edtech innovation, and our partnership with Rocky Hill School furthers that goal. By bringing the companies that are developing the latest education innovations directly into a school, we are creating a collaborative platform where entrepreneurs, educators, and students can work together to develop and test edtech in a real-world environment.”
- Liam Pisano, LearnLaunch Managing Director and Partner
Students and Faculty Impact
Rocky Hill School students and faculty will have opportunities to collaborate with the LearnLaunch team, intern with start-up companies on-site, and help shape the next generation of classroom software. The Innovation Center will also house artists and teachers-in-residence, and offer student enrichment opportunities focused on innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurism.
“This exciting partnership will afford students and faculty at Rocky Hill School the opportunity, unique in the nation, to collaborate in creating and refining the next generation of digital classroom tools. Our students will have the opportunity to intern directly with the visionary entrepreneurs who are creating the very breakthrough technologies that will shape our educational future.”
- Dr. James Tracy, Head of School
Edtech companies are expected to be incubating on Rocky Hill School’s campus by September 2017.
If you are interested in learning more about the project or want to offer your support, please contact Beth DeGerlia, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based in Boston, a world education hub, LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and growing the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. LearnLaunch is a vibrant community, delivering educational events, a selective accelerator program, and a collaborative co-working space.
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