ThinkCERCA Wins NewSchools Ignite Math Challenge

ThinkCERCA is proud to be a winner of the 2016 NewSchools Ignite Math Challenge!

Over the next six months, we will be partnering with NewSchools Venture Fund and WestEd to create innovative math content focused on improving collaboration and engagement in middle- and high-school math classrooms. Our goal is to leverage the interactive technology of ThinkCERCA’s platform and the proven approach of the CERCA Framework to support students and teachers in building math literacy skills and proficiency in mathematical practices and habits of mind.

Through this grant, we will receive ongoing support and guidance from the expert NewSchools Ignite team through product development and growth. Further, with the support of WestEd, we will perform small-scale research studies, gather feedback from other edtech experts, and field test our new math content.

We are excited to work with our fellow cohort members on solving some of the biggest challenges in math education, and we are grateful to NewSchools Venture Fund for their support of our continued innovation on behalf of students and teachers around the country.

Claire Podulka

Claire Podulka

Claire has spent her career managing content creation of every possible sort, from print textbooks to marketing collateral to a travel blog. Having worked with major educational publishers and mobile companies, she brings project management and editorial expertise to her role at ThinkCERCA. She has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute.