Education Innovation Showcase & Award

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Honoring K-12 Education System Leaders at ASU+GSV 2023

The Education Innovation Showcase will honor K-12 education system leaders advancing innovation in their community and fostering meaningful change at the systems level. We invite applicants from around the globe to submit their visionary ideas and breakthrough impact for a chance to be one of 10 finalists who receive complimentary registration and hotel accommodations to the 14th ASU+GSV Summit. At the Summit, we will celebrate the impact of all finalists, and during the Showcase Event, the final three will be announced live and invited to share their ideas, with the winners taking home over $50,000 in cash and prizes! We know education leaders innovate every day, and the Showcase is the opportunity to share advancements and ideas in pursuit of equal access to the future for ALL.

The 2023 Education Innovation Showcase was emceed by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels! We are excited to announce that as part of the grand prize, Darryl will visit the winning school/district. Darryl "DMC" McDaniels is co-founder of the legendary group RunDMC, selling over 40 million albums and changing music history. In 2021, DMC partnered with Nickelodeon on a cross-category licensing program that includes apparel and a publishing deal with Random House Children’s Books. In January 2022, he released Darryl’s Dream, a picture book about creativity, confidence and finding your voice. He also collaborated with Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning platform for kids ages 2 to 7, for What’s the Word? a brand-new original short-form music series available on all major streaming platforms.

Meet the Final 10

Bonsall Forward Initiative

Innovative Initiative increasing opportunities in STEM for female and students of color

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Bonsall Unified School District

Building a Culture to Advance Virtual Innovation

We personalize learning using design thinking and PBL in a virtual setting to advance student agency.

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NYC DoE District 08
New York

Career Pathways and Career Connected Learning

Westbrook's Career Pathways model is designed to support the development of career and life readiness for ALL learners and includes interconnected academic and elective courses revolving around a career theme, experiential learning, and close connections to postsecondary education and business/industry partners.

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Westbrook Public Schools

Igniting Regional Collaboration for Student Learning Recovery

Returning to school after the pandemic, districts innovated to solve problems that were quickly exposed when students were unable to be in person at school. A group of 31 school districts across a 14-county region in East Central Indiana rose to the challenge by engaging in thought leadership and community partnerships for solutions.

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East Central Educational Service Center

Launch at Floyd Bennett Field

Launch at FBF aims to reimagine what education looks like, with equity at the heart. In partnership with exceptional local organizations, we are building a transformative education ecosystem in Brooklyn, focused on solving the biggest issues of our time: climate change and systemic racism. Launch at FBF offers a vision for the future of education, workforce development and environmental sustainability, where communities from across the city, country and world gather to learn and co-create a better world

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Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School
New York

Overtime Elite

Authentic and dynamic learning for trailblazing professional student athletes delivered through personalized, real world, culturally relevant and respectful learning.

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Overtime Elite

Putting Rural on the Map

CEN pioneers a PK-20 rural education model equipping all students with in-demand degrees & certifications for high-paying careers..

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Collegiate Edu-Nation

Skyline: Chicago’s PK-12 Digital Curriculum

With innovative partnerships, CPS built a first-of-its-kind curriculum across seven content areas.

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Chicago Public Schools

Success for Our Seniors

A public-private partnership ensuring all Delaware high school seniors success to, through and beyond graduation.

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Capital School District

The Studio Experience:  Co-Designed Learning for All

The studio experience is a co-designed learning experience between an educator and learner which explores areas of passion and natural curiosity in an authentic, problem based environment while assessing competencies across multiple disciplines and/or content areas in a relevant and self-directed manner.

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Northern Cass School District
North Dakota

2023 Showcase Winners

Congratulations to the three finalists who took home over $50,000 in cash and prizes.

2nd Place

1st Place

3nd Place

About The Sponsor

ClassIn is a groundbreaking online teaching platform that enables teachers and students from across the globe to come together, face-to-face, and learn in a collaborative online environment. With a shared, interactive blackboard, a suite of essential teaching tools, and a cloud service that allows easy access to teaching materials, ClassIn has everything you need to create engaging classes online. Whether you are teaching ESL, math, science, art, music, coding, or offering professional development courses, ClassIn is the platform for you.
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About The Organizers

LEAP Innovations catalyzes innovation and education to transform how students learn. Fueled by the evidence-based strategies of the LEAP Learning Framework, our work focuses on igniting learner talent and potential by connecting learning experiences to each student's needs, interests and strengths.
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Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future.
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