2021 Tools Competition Launch Event

Last year, the Futures Forum on Learning launched the global Tools Competition to fund edtech tools, technologies, and platforms to combat the crisis of pandemic-related learning loss and build the field of learning engineering. The competition generated significant interest—receiving nearly 900 proposals from 55 countries. Following a multi-phase judging process, 18 winning teams, made up of entrepreneurs, learning scientists, and researchers from around the world, were selected to receive more than $1.5 million in funding.

We are excited to announce that this year’s Learning Engineering Tools Competition is now open. Thanks to a growing number of sponsors, we expect to award $4 million in prizes to teachers, students, researchers, technologists, and edtech leaders more than double the previous year’s prize purse. This will be one of the largest edtech competitions ever convened.

Key themes for this year’s competition include accelerated learning, assessment, adult learning, and research-driven experimentation.

Learn more and submit a proposal below! More updates to come.

You can also watch a recording of our launch event to hear from our sponsors and other thought leaders in the edtech space.

Watch the Launch Event Here

Learn More About the Competition Here

Submit Your Proposal Here


Agenda

Kumar Garg, Schmidt Futures
Eric Braverman, Schmidt Futures
Roundtable conversation between Dan Cogan Drew (Newsela), Shalinee Sharma (Zearn), and Sal Khan (Khan Academy), moderated by Julia Qunn (Citadel).
Join our sponsors in reviewing the tracks of the competition.
Ask our sponsors, organizers, and previous winners questions about the upcoming competition.

SPEAKERS

 
Dan Cogan Drew

Dan Cogan Drew

Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder, Newsela
Sal Khan

Sal Khan

Founder of Khan Academy
Shalinee Sharma

Shalinee Sharma

CEO and Co-Founder of Zearn

Eric Braverman

Eric Braverman

CEO, Schmidt Futures
Kumar Garg

Kumar Garg

Managing Director & Head of Partnerships, Schmidt Futures
Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn

Deputy Director of Philanthropy, Citadel

Caleb Offley

Caleb Offley

Senior Advisor, K-12 Education Program, Walton Family Foundation
Katy Knight

Katy Knight

Executive Director, Siegel Family Endowment
George Khalaf

George Khalaf

Program Director, Overdeck Family Foundation

SPONSORED BY

 
 
 
 
 

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