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How a Local Tech Meetup Turned My Classroom Into a Startup

Ed Surge – Claire Cummings

“Teachers are charged with preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist. What we know is that these jobs will heavily involve coding, artificial intelligence and iterating on user experiences. As I sat at the meetup, I found myself asking: How can I prepare a generation of students for these in-demand skills if I have limited experience with them myself? In the months that followed, my husband started developing his own web application and I wanted in on the startup grind so I asked if I could participate in some way. I didn’t have the technical know-how to code the site, but as an instructional coach and leader of my school’s behavior support team, I did have experience building efficient operations and logistics.”(more)

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