Why OpenSchool ePortfolio Will Save Education

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Current methods of educational assessment and our national obsession with testing and "outcomes" is detrimental to creativity and the innovation that we need to solve the problems of the world. We've …

Current methods of educational assessment and our national obsession with testing and "outcomes" is detrimental to creativity and the innovation that we need to solve the problems of the world. We've been working on a solution to this for --- take a look.

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  • 1. For Teaching. For Learning. For Life.
  • 2. …a guy takes his grandmother in for a checkup 2
  • 3. Doc: Granny’s in great shape. She’s got 93% of her teeth and her bone density is over 1200. Fantastic shape for a woman of her age. Guy: But doctor, Granny doesn’t have a pulse! 3
  • 4. Stuck in Doc’s exam room • Education is suffering from the same narrow assessment. • Most important indicators are being overlooked. • Inadequate and not aligned to the 21st century. 4
  • 5. The Solution 5
  • 6. Features Organizes &showcases student work 6
  • 7. Features Organizes &showcases student work Aligned to Common Core Standards 7
  • 8. Features Organizes &showcases student work Aligned to Common Core Standards Measures academic engagement 8
  • 9. Features Organizes &showcases student work Aligned to Common Core Standards Measures academic engagement Tracks social-emotional, artistic, & technical growth 9
  • 10. There are other e-Portfolios. What makes ours better? 10
  • 11. Experience, Ease & Excellence For teachers by teachers 11
  • 12. Experience, Ease & Excellence For teachers by teachers Easiest teacher-student workflow tool on any platform 12
  • 13. Experience, Ease & Excellence For teachers by teachers Easiest teacher-student workflow tool on any platform Rich, built-in assessment rubrics for a truly holistic assessment 13
  • 14. Competition 14
  • 15. Business Model Contact Us 15
  • 16. 6000 Traction Churn Rate 6% RM Unify LTV > CAC 3x Countries 65+ Scholarly Mentions 4/mo SXSWedu 2014 16 Site Traffic +18%/mo
  • 17. More Traction 65+ countries BETT Show; Speaker at SXSWedu’14 17
  • 18. Milestones so far next steps { { Jan, 2013 Launched beta Jul, 2013 Over 1500 users Aug, 2013 1st paying customer Jan, 2014 Funding! $$$ Dec, 2014 1 million users Dec, 2018 5 million users 18
  • 19. Our Team Steve Zimmerman - Founder & CEO • • • • Founder of 2 successful NYC charter schools Started charter support organization for leadership Created instructional design company for U.S. publishers Rode a horse across Afghanistan Akilesh Sharma - President & CEO of A3Logics • • • • Our co-founding engineer MSME award for "Outstanding Entrepreneurship” 2011, India, 7 dedicated analysts/engineers from A3logics on our team Write apps for CRM; Manage SEO The Supreme Six • • • • • • Nancy Harm sales SantiKhairassameeducational technology Jeff Vohdenmarketing Megan Miller editorial Dave Mainellaanalytics Ben Bynumdesign 19
  • 20. For Teaching. For Learning. For Life. 37-24 24th St. Suite #343 Long Island City, NY 11101 www.openschooleportfolio.com tel: (917) 435-0184 20