Software developers are invited to submit a new or existing gap app that helps fill the gap in middle school math students' skills, interests and motivation. Apps can address the gap by improving middle school math outcomes or by enhancing educator collaboration, classroom communication and management, or engagement. Before getting started, learn more about the gap and needs and opportunities for middle school solutions.
To get started, check out the requirements (for more information see the Official Rules):
- Application Categories (Math Instructional or Administration/Engagement)
- Application Platforms Accepted (iPad, desktop, or web)
- Eligibility Requirements (U.S. residents; teams; organizations with 100 or fewer employees)
Winners of the challenge will receive $50,000 in cash prizes, as well as $54,000 in Amazon AWS Credits. After the challenge, eligible submissions may be considered for a pilot program in iZone schools supported by Amazon Web Services consulting services. The iZone schools are a collection of 250 innovative New York City public schools committed to personalizing learning for every student.
This challenge is brought to you by Innovate NYC Schools, an NYCDOE iZone project dedicated to creating models for more quickly identifying, piloting, and evaluating promising edtech solutions to problems identified by educators themselves. By actively stimulating and supporting the edtech ecosystem, Innovate NYC Schools will create new value for all participants, from developers and investors to teachers, students, and parents. To learn more about Innovate NYC Schools and its supports click here.