On Thursday August 30th, uConnect Founder David Kozhuk had the honor of joining three education technology thought leaders on a panel discussing what makes Massachusetts, and the Boston area in particular, such a great community for innovation, startup mindset, and excellence in education and technology. As part of the #EdTechconnect night @VentureCafe, the panel, moderated by Mark Miller of LearnLaunch and Good Harbor Partners, the MA Leading the Way in Education Innovation panel brought together David Kozhuk of uConnect, Melissa Corto of Education Modified, David Soo of the U.S. Department of Education, and Jim Tracy of the Woodrow Wilson Academy for Teaching and Learning. The panel members spent a lively hour discussing their varied and positive experiences within the Boston area education ecosystem.
A bit more about the panel members:
- Melissa Corto, CEO and Co-Founder of Education Modified - Boston-based special education technology made by teachers, for teachers. LearnLaunch Accelerator alumni company, and recent recipient of a federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant.
- David Soo, Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education - Working to Reimagine the Higher Education Ecosystem through a recent challenge led by the U.S. Department of Education Technology
- Jim Tracy, President of the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning - In collaboration with MIT, an organization seeking to transform America's schools of education through granting STEM-focused, competency based Master's degrees in Education.