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Luyen Chou is more than familiar with the evolution of technology in the classroom. Now the Chief Product Strategy Officer at Pearson, Chou has worn many hats in the education sector over the last three decades including Senior Vice President of Schoolnet, Associate Head of The School at Columbia University, President, Founder, and CEO of Learn Technologies, Director of the New Laboratory for Teaching and Learning...
Bridging Education and Art Together (or BEAT) implements semi-private beatboxing sessions that serve to overcome speech disorders in youth. Executive Director James Kim has taken his passion of hip hop culture and teamed up with instructors Arabelle Luke, Mark Martin and Kaila Mulladviay, and certified speech pathologist, Ali Schmitz, to make speech therapy more fun, rewarding and accessible. The pilot pro...
In an effort to rekindle the spirit of exploration and the joy of learning art that reinstates the value of simpler things like touch and feel, Harlem Needle Arts collaborates with renowned artist Dindga McCannon on a one-of-a-kind African Queens in Batik Workshop. Themed after the great African Queens, this workshop aims to teach the ancient wax resist technique of Batik with a modern twist by using soy wax...
Jonathan Izak was first inspired to enter the field of special education technology by his younger brother who is on the autism spectrum. In January of 2106, his team launched ONEder , a data managing and monitoring system that supports all students with IEP's, or individualized education plans, within school systems and even into their careers. The ONEder Founder and President was joined by Vice President of Busines...
LightSail strives to "turn students into readers." Through the integration of this adaptive literacy solution in the balanced literacy curriculum, students across all grades increase their reading level, reading time, and comprehension skills. In July of 2017 Lauren Bochicchio Beaver visited the EdLab to offer a demo of the application and share how LightSai...
Manhattan Birth's 8-week childbirth preparation classes draw expecting couples from the 5 boroughs and beyond to the airy Upper West Side loft of founder Tanya Wills. Each week, twelve pregnant people and their supportive partners gather in this intimate setting to learn the anatomy of childbirth, labor-coping techniques, how to navigate medical interventions, and how to prepare practically and emotionally f...
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education/Literacy at CUNY College of Staten Island and EdLab alum, Ting Yuan shared her research on international teacher candidates' experiences in their teacher education programs focusing specially on the perspectives of a group of Chinese international pre-service teachers. Professor Yuan's findings contribute to the theory and practice for addressing the diversity and inclusivity of international candidates ...
The Children's Museum of Manhattan is working to bring Muslim culture to the forefront with its spectacular exhibit America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. Officially opened in 2016, the exhibit ended up having an extended run due to its high popularity among parents and children. The exhibit introduces children to Muslim culture through easily relatable, everyday activities ...
Beaumont Etiquette founder, Myka Meier lives by the motto: "sprinkle kindness like confetti." This also happens to be the cornerstone of etiquette, the function of which goes far beyond knowing which fork to use or wearing the right clothes. It's about courtesy, respect, and being your best self. It's ever-evolving and applicable to business, travel, communication, dining, dating, and most facets of our d...
Launched in May 2015, Blue Elephant Capital is the first EdTech-focused venture fund in China. Following an introduction by Sophie Chen of JMDedu, the leading business-to-business EdTech media in China, founding partner, Bill Ning shared his vision for investment trends in China as well as cross-border business opportunities for the US and China...