More than 400 educators, administrators and entrepreneurs came together last week for the EdTech Collaborative's 3rd Annual Personalized Learning Summit. We enjoyed learning from presenters and peers alike. From teacher-led sessions to student panels to the Innovation Homeroom, it was an incredible two days.
Here's the keynote video from the Summit, highlighting the vibrant collaboration between Chicago schools, the public library, nonprofits and entrepreneurs that is yielding a tangible impact on kids.
EdSurge hit the nail on the head when it comes to the ed tech scene in Chicago:
With an active, supportive community that bridges formal and informal learning, teachers and entrepreneurs, Chicago’s ed tech ecosystem is stepping up to offer broader education opportunities for all learners.
Elizabeth Riley Boyer is an experienced journalist, digital content strategist, and operations manager. Prior to joining ThinkCERCA, she was part of the founding team at Impact Engine, Chicago’s first social impact investment fund and accelerator. As Impact Engine’s Director of Operations & Communications, Elizabeth oversaw the company’s overall processes, day-to-day planning and finances, curriculum development, marketing strategy, and community outreach.
Elizabeth also spent three years at Chicago magazine, most recently as its Digital Engagement Editor, where she managed the organization’s social media and reader engagement initiatives. Elizabeth also works as a freelance content strategist, writer, and communications consultant. Her recent writings on impact entrepreneurship have been featured by the Huffington Post and Crain’s Chicago Business.
In 2007, Elizabeth helped open a private school for underprivileged children while volunteering for a nonprofit organization in the Dominican Republic. This experience inspired her to quit a paper-pushing job at an insurance brokerage firm to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Elizabeth also holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Texas at Austin.