About NextLesson

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What We Do

NextLesson offers standards‑aligned lessons that engage students in real world problem‑solving through topics they love. Our Projects, Performance Tasks, Skill Builders, Activities, and Rank & Reason lesson types provide students with opportunities to develop and apply critical thinking skills in real world situations. All lessons are ready to use, easily adaptable, and include differentiation tips.

Since 2013, NextLesson has engaged over 2 million students and 60,000 teachers in school districts across the country.



We are honored to have Silicon Valley's leading entrepreneurs support us in our mission to make learning relevant.

Tom Arrix
Co-Founder, Lift Partners
Former VP Global Marketing, Facebook
Marc Benioff
Chairman & CEO, Salesforce
Michael Birch
CEO & Co-Founder, Bebo
Anil & Gautam Godhwani
Co-Founders, SimplyHired
James Hong
Founder, HOTorNOT
Drew Houston
CEO & Co-Founder, Dropbox
Thomas Layton
Executive Chairman, Upwork
Former CEO, OpenTable
Rick Marini
GM, Digital Products, Hearst
Marissa Mayer
CEO & President, Yahoo!
Mark Moran
SVP Marketing & Distribution, Ebates
Gil Penchina
Partner, Flight.vc - and their 2500 angel investors
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
Jeremy Stoppelman
CEO & Co-Founder, Yelp
Nirav Tolia
CEO & Co-Founder, Nextdoor
Peter Weck
CTO & Co-Founder, StoryJumper


We depend on experienced educators to help us develop products and lessons that
students, teachers and districts love.

Jo Boaler
Stanford University Professor of Mathematics Education
Co-founder of youcubed
Jim Burke
English Teacher at Burlingame High School in California
Rudy F. Crew
President, Medgar Evers College
Former Chancellor, NYC Schools and
Superintendent of Miami-Dade CPS
Michael Escalante
Professor, University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education
Former Superintendent, Glendale School District, California
Lisa Gonzales
Interim Superintendent Lakeside Joint School District, California
Vice President, Association of California School Administrators
Sandy Husk
Former Superintendent, Salem-Keizer School District, Oregon and
Clarksville Montgomery County School System, Tennessee
Kristyn Kamps
National Faculty Member
Buck Institute for Education
Michelle Labelle-Fisch
Principal, Fairfield-Suisun USD
2015 California Teacher of the Year, Semi‑Finalist
Myla Lee
National Faculty Member
Buck Institute for Education
Jamie Marantz
Chief Academic Officer
Envision Education
Glenn W. "Max" McGee
Superintendent, Palo Alto USD
Former State Superintendent, Illinois and
Superintendent, Wilmette Public Schools
Robin D. Richards
Chairman & CEO, Career Arc Group
Former Chairman & CEO, Blackboard Connect
Ayindé Rudolph
Superintendent, Mountain View Whisman School District
Former Principal, Westminster Community Charter School
Azul Terronez
Adjunct Faculty
High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Kristin Van Gompel
Learning Technologies Ed.D. Program
Pepperdine University
Candace Walkington
Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning
Southern Methodist University
Joni Wallis
Professor, Dept. of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute UC Berkeley
Michael Watenpaugh
Superintendent, San Rafael City Schools
Former Superintendent, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District
Clayton Wilcox
Superintendent of Schools, Washington County Public Schools
Former Superintendent, Pinellas County, Florida
Barbara B. Young
Former Superintendent, Sonoma Valley USD and Mill Valley School District