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A guided learning space for primary school teachers to bring IT creativity skills to EVERY kid

Teachers Lead Tech

location_on Lithuania
How can we ensure that EVERY kid learns IT creativity skills despite their gender, location, or socioeconomic background? Our answer – serving and upskilling 32M primary school teachers globally, who reach 750M kids daily, continuously, and through different disciplines. We provide teachers with research-backed personalized learning, time-saving and innovative content, and a support system.
Jurgita Laurutaviciene, Primary School Teacher
I appreciate that it's a consistent, ongoing program, not a single-time event. When applying TLT technology creation practices, kids create independently and explore difficult subjects through play.

Jurgita Laurutaviciene, Primary School Teacher

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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Rasa Syminaite on May 13th, 2020
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Innovation Overview

TEACHERS
Target Group
42 000
Children/Users
2
Countries
2020
Established
For-profit
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Why did you create this innovation?

According to the WEF (2020), 97 million new jobs will be created by 2025 and the pace of technology disruption will continue to accelerate.
The global COVID-19 crisis exposed the digital divide among different socio-economic backgrounds and regions. How will educational systems ensure that EVERY child learns to create with technologies as a basic skill and thrives in the digital economy?

How does your innovation work in practice?

Teachers Lead Tech is a continuous learning program for primary school teachers to
bring future-proof technology and creativity skills to classes. The program serves teachers with 3 main key pillars:

CONTENT: innovative, time-saving, multidisciplinary learning and teaching resources, based on our pedagogical methodology "Understand. Practise. Create". Topics vary from the solar system to math formulas to arts, merged with programming, 3D-modeling, machine learning, and other STEM subjects.

COMPETENCE: an online learning tool that trains teachers with in-product nudges and analytics-based learning path adaptation to their level. Mentorship for teachers through regular online skill-building sessions.

CONTINUITY: the program is designed to lead a teacher through the learning process regularly and continuously and encourages this practice in a classroom.

How has it been spreading?

After launching in September 2020, within 14 months we involved 40% of primary schools in Lithuania (~95% women), impacting 42.000+ kids from all the regions in Lithuania.

To scale our impact, we partner with Education Offices, Regional Development Centers and Municipalities. Our key partners are tech companies as social investors as well as content and technology partners.

In April 2022 we launched our program in Poland with the first pilot. In 12 months, we seek to reach 20% of all primary school teachers in Poland and this way 400.000 kids.

Within 4-5 years, we want to reach 1 M teachers globally and 20 M kids of different socio-economic backgrounds, genders and locations.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

You can sign up for a detailed demo version in Lithuanian here: https://mano.vedliai.lt/join
For the English demo version, please sign up here: https://yourtlt.com/join

For further demonstration, please contact: rasa@teachersleadtech.com

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Teachers Lead Tech to be piloted in first 6 schools in Vilnius6 school teachers in Vilnius, Lithuania, joined Teachers Lead Tech pilot program with more than 90 primary school teachers. In the pilot, participating teachers and their school-appointed mentor looked for ways to explain mathematical ideas to beginners through technological creation. In the weekly sessions, 90 teachers mastered the tools of technological creation - strengthened their skills in working with the programming program Scratch and 3D modeling program TinkerCad, and looked for technology creativity solutions in math lessons.In September, 2020, Vilnius Municipality is planning to sponsor the program for 120 teachers.
Teachers Lead Tech - one of the selected projects for Matchathon by the European Commision
Building on the success of the #EUvsVirus Hackathon, the European Innovation Council (EIC), under the patronage of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, is organising a Matchathon with the participation of the 120 winning teams from the hackathon, investors, corporates and public authorities, including among others, public procurers and hospitals; academia and research institutions, from all across Europe and beyond.The goal of the Matchathon is to connect the needs of innovators with the opportunities made available by investors, corporates, public authorities, academia and research institutions. During the Matchathon, innovators will pitch their solutions in order to secure deals and funding that will enable them to scale up their innovative solutions and bring them to the market. This in turn will help address COVID-19 relevant challenges and speed up the European and global recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic.A total of 120 winning projects with 800 innovators working in multinational teams, 115 investors and more than 200 ‘partners’ (including corporates, universities and public authorities) have registered to participate at this #EUvsVirus Matchathon.A Demo Day with selected teams and partners is scheduled for 21 May ahead of the Matchathon, which will take place from 22 to 25 May.Source and more info: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/european-commission-euvsvirus-matchathon-boost-scaling-creative-solutions-covid-19-challenges-2020-may-20_en
Teachers Lead Tech joins initiative launched by Nordic Europe EdTech companies TeachMillions.comNordics join forces to support educators globally with free learning techLockdowns due to the global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have raised the issue of homeschooling and learning technology like never before. That’s why the Teach Millions initiative is immediately addressing this by offering free technology from 100+ different Nordic companies as a form of emergency aid. All the learning technology on teachmillions.com is open and free of charge for students, teachers, NGO’s and governments worldwide as of April 15th, 2020.“It has been amazing to see the willingness of Nordic EdTech companies to support countries all over the world in a state of emergency. What we do through Teach Millions springs from an educational tradition of community, critical thinking, and initiative,” says Mikkel Frich, CEO of EdTech Denmark.“These are some of the market leaders in learning technology offering their products for free, and we are grateful that they have chosen to support the learners and educators in these tough times. This is a massive donation and we are humbled to also invite other Nordic initiatives to join.” adds Mihaela Tabacaru, Project Manager R&D, OsloEdtech Cluster.“The initiative originates from all Nordic countries and gathers solutions from koulu.me, edtechdonor.dk, edtechkartan.se/cms/skolaonline, bitdegree.org/edtech-lithuania, ​hjelpskolen.no/ressurser,​ and education-nation.99math.com. Together, the solutions cover many languages such as: English, French, Modern Arabic, Spanish, Russian, German, and the Scandinavian, Finno-Ugric and Baltic languages. If you find a relevant EdTech solution that does not meet your language requirements, please contact us anyway – we might have a solution,’ Heini Karppinen, the co-founder of EdTech Finland elaborates.The Nordic EdTech Community realizes that distance learning is not merely plug-and-play, and so the initiative also assures that some of the best Nordic consultants will stand by to help. Teach Millions presents support at both strategic, tactical, and operational levels.Data ethics is crucial in the new initiative, Ginvile Ramanauskai, Lithuanian initiative lead, assures: “All donors on Teach Millions are GDPR compliant. By clicking on the Covid-19 Agreement we provide a legally binding framework and a workflow between the user and the vendor.”Initiated by the Nordic EdTech Community, 100+ companies and consultants from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Denmark have come together as donors.“All the EdTech solutions displayed on Teach Millions will be free of charge as long as the COVID-19 crisis continues, and the schools and educational institutions are closed,” says Märt Aro, Chairman Of The Board at Nordic EdTech Forum – N8.

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

April 2022
Launching in Poland, under the name Jasne
January 2022
Startup association Unicorns LT accelerates growth by investing in 1000 teachers' skills
November 2021
Reaching 40% of primary school teachers in Lithuania
October 2021
Partnership with Google: lauching open Internet Security module
September 2021
TOP50 most innovative edtech companies in the Nordic-Baltic region by HolonIQ
April 2021
Launched #HealthyMind campaign to bring well-being practises to classrooms
January 2021
Reached 50% of ALL primary schools in Lithuania
December 2020
Closed our first solid investment round to build learning space, backed by R&D and data analytics
October 2020
Announced among TOP8 Nordic-Baltic startups in GESA awards
September 2020
Selected to IMPACT Collective, focused on growth in Asia
September 2020
Partnership with Vilnius Municipality: launching technology creation classes in primary schools (300 teachers)
September 2020
Partnership with Klaipeda Municipality
September 2020
A finalist in MIT Solve's Global Challenge (Learning for Girls and Women)
July 2020
Got selected to K-Startup Grand Challenge (to accelerate in South Korea)
May 2020
Mentorship program, which inspired Teachers Lead Tech finished with 1000 teachers (sponsored by Google.org)
May 2020
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
April 2020
400 primary school teachers joined the pilot, as the pandemic was announced
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