Skalo was built as a solution to the pain I felt in trying to get my son with educational barriers to school. As a parent of a child with cerebral palsy, I experienced the pain of trying to find the right support to facilitate my son's school experience while helping him maximise his abilities. I wanted to use technology to help teachers teach any type of student according to their needs.
Skalo customises accommodations and aids for various learners. With our algorithm, we have created an effective way to transform academic challenge into the opportunity for developmental achievement. We involve the student's family and the teacher to know the student's strengths and weaknesses. Our algorithm calculates the best accommodations according to the student's abilities and needs, giving the teacher strategies to adapt the way they teach to the way the student learns. Is an easy-to-use tool that encourages teachers, institutions and families to engage in levelling the field for students facing learning barriers. It gives the teacher a "triage" of the classroom's barriers and customised plans to help students who are academically vulnerable, helping the teacher teach a classroom that learns at different paces and ways. Starting from simple barriers caused by Covid-19 - emotional difficulties, lack of motivation, learning diagnosis to disabilities.
Skalo was founded in February 2021, when we entered a pilot stage that was carried out throughout the year with more than 500 students in seven different institutions around Colombia. During this time, we talked to users and we got to know their needs. Thanks to that we were able to make changes to our MVP and build our team. We were accelerated by Latitud and Rockstart. United Way invested in Skalo to impact vulnerable children in Latam. We have 2,500 paid users in 33 institutions after launching in March 2022. We have seven pilots in different secretaries of education in different cities in Colombia. In January 2022 we won the TPrize at the International Congress for Educational Innovation at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico as an innovation to reduce the learning gap in LatAm.
Skalo is a web based platform. If a school wants to use it, we schedule a demo and create the students so the teachers can use it. We are a SAAS and our model is B2B so the schools could have a tool to manage learning diversity and inclusion inside a classroom.
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