With dramatic funding changes continuing to affect education, Shmoop knew the time was right to organize a forum where educators and EdTech innovators alike could candidly discuss how to make curriculum cheaper, more accessible, and increasingly creative through technology. At interSECT 2014, attendees explored the intersection of education, creativity, and technology by sharing best practices, hearing advice from college admissions experts, and seeing how technology will change the education conversation worldwide.
Shmoop brought together our most stellar success stories and got them to divulge how they were able to triple their AP® pass rates, improve average SAT scores by 100 points, and create an engaged and supportive learning community.
We shared our upcoming Shmoop line-up (hello adaptive learning and gamification) and brought in our BFFs from Electric Imp and Goalbook to showcase how technology is changing the classroom and making hands-on learning easier than ever.
LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer spoke about how we can close the education divide; Formation 8’s Brian Koo shared how to create an East-meets-West digital curriculum; and Rozanne Ocampo (“Queztal Mama”) and CSU Dominguez Hills’ Tyree Vance and Kaleah Bradshaw advised on how to improve minority applications, enrollment, and success.
"There’s no reason education should be hard...Technology allows people to discover things they wouldn't ordinarily know."
- David Siminoff, Founder, Shmoop
It’s a cultural shift of ‘I can do better’ that has everything to do with students feeling comfortable with the exam. Our [AP®, SAT, and ACT] scores have gone up. We’re very happy with the progress we’ve made with Shmoop.
- Charles Mazet, Assistant Principal, Indio High School
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