SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1, 2015 -- NextLesson, a developer of K-12 supplemental resources that make learning personally relevant to students, today announced its Educator Advisory Board. The Educator Advisory Board is made up of 16 educators with expertise in district administration, project-based learning and academic research.
“I am thrilled that such respected, forward-thinking educators will be at the nucleus of our company’s strategy,” said Dion Lim, Founder and CEO of NextLesson. “With their passion for personalized, blended, and inquiry-based learning, we can meet our goal of building products that prepare students for the real world.”
The goal of the Education Advisory Board is to enable open and consistent dialogue between NextLesson and educators at all levels and backgrounds. They will advise NextLesson on a range of matters, including overall strategy, product feedback, sales and marketing.
“21st Century education is all about applied learning,” said Rudy Crew, President of Medgar Evers College. “NextLesson has created the best resources I have seen to help districts provide opportunities for students to engage in real world problem solving.”
"We have to prepare students for jobs that don't exist yet,” said Max McGee, Superintendent at Palo Alto Unified School District. “NextLesson supports this goal with their combination of engaging, real world connections and high expectations for rigor and critical thinking."
“To increase student engagement and make them want to learn more, we need to make learning more personalized,” said Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools. “NextLesson understands this and is truly building a product that supports personally relevant learning in response to educator voices in the industry. I’m thrilled to be a part of their journey.”
"NextLesson supports closing the achievement gap by addressing the opportunity gap,” said Sandy Husk, CEO of AVID Center. “They are giving every student the chance to see how what they are learning in school can be relevant to their personal lives."
"Developing critical, thoughtful thinkers is a real priority for today's educators,” said Lisa Gonzales, Vice President of the Association of California School Administrators. “By forming this advisory group, NextLesson is truly taking into consideration the needs of educators and students to build a product that pushes students to think and justify their reasoning."
NextLesson’s Educator Advisory Board is made up of the following members:District Administration
NextLesson is a developer of K-12 supplemental resources that are personally relevant to students. It is utilized by 2 million students and 50,000 teachers in school districts nationwide. NextLesson offers teachers 8,000 standards-aligned projects and lessons that are relevant, rigorous and based on real world scenarios. Founded in 2013, NextLesson was the #1 app in the Edmodo Store in 2013 and 2014, and its Performance Tasks line was named a 2015 REVERE Awards finalist for Supplementary Mathematics Resources. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco, Calif. Learn more at http://www.nextlesson.org.