Crescerance Inc. Hosts U.S. Department of Education’s Ed Tech Developer's Tour in Atlanta

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Atlanta based Ed Tech company partners with U.S. Department of Education to empower NextGen Innovators

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We're thrilled to be hosting an event that brings together all of the critical voices in the education technology ecosystem.

As a part of the United States Department of Education’s Ed Tech Developer’s Tour, Crescerance Inc. will host Empowering NextGen Innovators on Thursday September 10, 2015 at Trinity School in Atlanta, Georgia, to bring together key voices in the EdTech community to discuss the future of technology in education.

The Ed Tech Developer’s tour is designed to ignite collaboration among entrepreneurs, developers, educators, funders, and students to work together to solve persistent problems in education. The Atlanta event will include a happy hour, Student Shark Tank and panel discussion.

Expert panelists for the event include:

Katrina Stevens- U.S. Department of Education
Vicki Davis- @CoolCatTeacher
Owen Matthews- CNN Developer
Mark Buffington- BIP Capital
Caitlin Dooely-GA Assistant State Superintendent
Charlie Hubbard- Developer at GPA Learn.

"The idea of NextGen Innovators is one that is near and dear to our hearts as a team, a company, and as educators. We're thrilled to be hosting an event that brings together all of the critical voices in the education technology ecosystem,” said Alefiya Bhatia Co-Founder and CEO of Crescerance Inc. “ It is a rare opportunity to have all the right voices at the same table and an honor to be able to facilitate such an empowering movement in our industry.”

The Student Shark Tank will give selected students the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to national and local experts, including individuals from the U.S. Department of Education, BIP Capital, GPA Learn and CNN. The winner of the Student Shark Tank competition will be rewarded a cash prize to help take their business idea to the next level.

Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Maureen Downey, will be moderating the panel discussion on Empowering NextGen Innovators. The purpose of the panel discussion is to bring insight to the persisting problems in education and discuss how innovators can create technology that will make a meaningful impact. Discussion points will be aligned with key categories outlined by the U. S. Department of Education in the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide.

“Staying in our silos and not looking at the bigger picture isn’t working,” said Richard Culatta, director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. “Despite increasing graduation rates, not enough students are college and career ready. We need innovative solutions to solve the big problems in education, and we need to work together to create them.”

The event will be held on September 10, 2015, at the newly renovated Trinity School in Atlanta, GA and will begin at 5 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time. Anyone interested in attending the event can RSVP at

About Crescerance

Crescerance is an international team of developers, designers, customer success specialists and writers that are committed to developing outstanding custom mobile application and website solutions for schools, school districts and associations. Together, they are committed to helping educators grow their communities and help their students and members succeed through the power of cutting-edge mobile technology.

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About US Office of Education Technology

The mission of the Office of Educational Technology (OET) is to provide leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and establishes the vision for how technology can be used to support learning. OET supports the President’s and Secretary’s priorities by:

  • Promoting equity of access by ensuring all learners are connected to broadband internet.
  • Supporting Future Ready educators and a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Leading cutting-edge research in learning analytics and data to provide new types of evidence and customize and improve learning.

OET is part of the Office of the Secretary of Education and as such works in collaboration and partnership with all other ED offices relating to effective use of technology to support learning. OET is also the primary office for outreach to the developer community.

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