Tech Crunch recently covered San Francisco-based startup AltSchool, an organization that delivers an alternative, personalized learning experience for K-6 students. We were thrilled to see one of our former iD Tech camp directors, Sarah, featured in the article. The summer staff at our kids camps and teen summer programs is comprised of the best of the best--and we're incredibly proud to see what they're accomplishing now.
Check out the article here.
Key facts about AltSchool:
- Technology is the foundation of AltSchool--the founder, Max Ventilla, " brought on a team of technologists, designers and engineers who are developing tools and formatting existing ones to support teachers, parents, and students."
- The program features a community of micro-schools and educators dedicated to providing a "whole-child," custom learning experience.
- Teachers develop "Playlists" for students each week, which encompass a set of goals and projects. Each student receives an iPad mini, and manages their tasks with Trello software. "Projects could range from making a list of what you are thankful for for Thanksgiving to reading a book."
Congrats to former iD Tech staffer Sarah for becoming a part of this exciting organization! Are you a former iD staff member or alumni who has done something awesome? Email us at MyStory@iDTech.com.