The Learning Innovation Hub (iHub) connects Education Technology (EdTech) entrepreneurs, educators, and researchers to facilitate collaboration and product feedback for optimal decisions to integrate technology tools and solutions for our classrooms.
Our work includes connecting EdTech with Silicon Valley classrooms through iHub pilot programs for evaluation. Student and teacher feedback allows these entrepreneurs to further improve their products as they best fit teaching and learning needs.
This work is highlighted in our Pitch Games event. This annual event allows innovative EdTech startups to pitch their products to the education community. A panel composed of Silicon Valley business and education leaders selects the most promising companies to “match and connect” with the iHub network of educators.
The iHub Process
Assess: Conduct technology assessment to identify needs
Plan: Create an action plan to meet needs identified in assessment
Partner: Facilitate a rapid feedback cycle between EdTech entrepreneurs and classrooms for product evaluation
Adopt: Commit to being an iHub school to review iHub products and subsequently adopt an iHub tested product
COLLABORATORS AND PARTNERS
iHUB ADVISORY BOARD
Sara Allan, Deputy Director of Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Brigid Barron, Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education
Bram Bout, Director at Google for Education
Bruce Chizen, Former CEO of Adobe Systems
Chris Funk, Superintendent of East Side Union High School District
Burton Goldfield, President and CEO of Trinet
Kathy Gomez, Superintendent of Evergreen Elementary School District
Dave House, Chairman of Brocade
Karen Johnson, Senior Program Officer K-12 Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Ronnie Lott, Founder All Stars Helping Kids + NFL Hall of Famer
Michael Moe, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of GSV Capital
Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta
Tory Patterson, Co-Founder and Partner at Owl Ventures