UC-N-LEARN Wins a Grant from Harvard Social Impact Fellowship Fund
In March 2022, Harvard Social Impact Fellowship Fund awarded UC-N-LEARN a grant after it was selected to be a finalist. It presented their pitch to judges from across academia and business, including venture capitalists who invest in social impact startups.
The Social Impact Fellowship Fund at the Harvard Innovation Lab was established in 2019 in honor of The Harvard Business School Campaign.The mission of the fund is to help recipients accelerate and advance their venture creation in social impact sectors. The fund supports both for-profit and nonprofit startups.
UC-N-LEARN has been part of the Harvard Innovation Lab (iLab) since 2021.
UC-N-LEARN and Region 4 Announce Ed Tech Partnership for Texas Schools
The partnership will provide more effective intervention curriculum for students with dyslexia.
UC-N-LEARN, an education technology venture, is partnering with Region 4, an education service center in Texas, responsible for improving efficiencies and student performance. UC-N-LEARN’s platform will digitize Region 4’s Reading by Design curriculum providing teachers with real time tracking of student’s progress.
Region 4 serves a seven-county area comprising 47 public school districts and 40 open-enrollment charter schools, representing more than 1.2 million students, 105,000 educators, and 1,500 campuses. Reading by Design is a reading intervention curriculum created for students who are having difficulty with reading.
UC-N-LEARN was founded by Amir Bar, who has dyslexia and wanted to develop a tool to help teachers leverage data and technology to identify the unique learning needs for each individual student. UC-N-LEARN is a member of the innovation lab (iLab) at Harvard University. Recently, it was selected to receive a grant as part of the Harvard Social Impact Fellowship Fund.
“Our technology enables teachers to find the optimal practice to tailor the intervention for each student’s unique learning needs,” said Amir Bar. “We are grateful for Region 4’s leadership at reading intervention and their determination to be at the forefront of education technology.”
UC-N-LEARN Partners with JEMICY to Digitize its Reader Intervention Program
UC-N-LEARN recently visited JEMICY in Baltimore, Md. Amir Bar, the founder, engaged with faculty members and students in the reading intervention program. As part of the pilot program, we came to observe and interact with students who gave us valuable feedback.
The App is designed to digitalize the process of reading intervention. It leverages technology such as speech recognition, image recognition, and multisensory design to increase motivation and engagement. It allows JEMICY teachers to create blended learning experiences while keeping close track of the student’s progress with advanced learning analytics.
The app was selected in Winter 2022 as a semi-finalist in the highly competitive Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge, and as part of an ongoing pilot, Jemicy provides UC-N-LEARN with important feedback for the development of additional features based on the user experience of our young learners. This partnership is led by Hannah Richardson, Jemicy LMS Skills faculty, and Christine O’Reilly, Director of Educational Technology & Curriculum Innovation, Jemicy Lower and Middle School.