Should students be in school year-round? Why hasn’t personalized learning been adopted more systemically? How can we improve the student-to-teacher ratio, when we haven’t necessarily expanded the pipeline for teachers? These questions can all be evaluated through the sample experience we’ve just endured with remote learning in K-12 over the past 14 months.
On this panel, the Words Liive team will present and discuss our lived experience as edtech developers and education entrepreneurs, which has informed our perspective on the future of education practice and technology. We’ll also highlight the systems lessons from our summer experience with ‘Acceleration Pods’, as recipients of the VELA Grant and as an Elite 200 edtech start-up at ASUGSV.
Sage Salvo, the Founder and CEO of Words Liive, is a 2021 Aspen Institute Tech Policy Fellow Finalist, Elite 200 GSV Cup 2021 Founder, Harvard Innovation Labs entrepreneur, and Adjunct Professor of Social Innovation at Montgomery College. Words Liive is a 22nd century EdTech startup, dedicated to building products that achieve a ‘Moonshot Goal’ of reversing America’s literacy crises by getting 2/3 rds of the nation’s students to or above their grade-level reading proficiency by the year 2045. Words Liive’s lead product, The Opus, is a culturally responsive, on-demand, real time lesson builder that connects what 6 th – 12 th grade students are learning in the classroom to what they know and consume culturally, particularly with music. The Opus will be available for schools, teachers, and parents at the beginning of this upcoming school year, Fall 2021.