iZone Challenges engage educators, edtech professionals, and other stakeholders in the process of designing and testing solutions to real learning challenges in schools. Our school challenges allow school communities to design and test their own new ideas quickly, cheaply, and without risk to students’ progress.
In other challenge models, we pose an issue to the education technology sector to leverage resources, know-how, and investments to get better technology tools in the hands of teachers and students. Compared with traditional approaches to program design, the iZone Challenge model:
- Solicits ideas and opinions from people who are most directly impacted by an issue or problem
- Speeds up the innovation process on the front end by uncovering a wide range of ideas, quickly and at low-cost
- Creates new relationships among schools that can help promising practices spread quickly