NEW ORLEANS — Feb. 27, 2014 — Kickboard, an innovator in instructional management solutions for K-12 education, today announced that CEO Jennifer Medbery will present at three major education conferences in March and April.
On March 1, Medbery will participate in a panel discussion at LearnLaunch 2014, a conference co-sponsored by Harvard Graduate School of Education. Medbery will join Steven Ross, senior research scientist and professor at Johns Hopkins School of Education, Steve Hodas, executive director of Innovate NYC Schools, and others in a discussion on how school decision makers can determine which technologies improve student achievement. The session takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., in Cambridge, Mass.
On March 4, Medbery will attend the fourth annual SXSWedu, recognized as the premier conference for teachers, administrators, university professors, business and policy leaders to discuss innovation in education. At SXSWedu, she will join other New Orleans business leaders in a presentation about the city’s efforts to become a center of entrepreneurial activity, particularly in the education reform movement. The session goes from 9 to 10 a.m. in Salon J of the Austin Hilton Hotel at 500 East 4th St. in Austin, Texas.
Lastly, on April 4, Medbery joins Patrick Larkin, assistant superintendent of Burlington (Mass.) Public Schools, Ben Berte, CEO of Socrative, and others in a panel titled, “The Cutting Edge of Technology: Exploring the trade-offs in schools’ early adoption of technology.” The discussion is part of the 2014 Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference, which takes place at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple St. in New Haven, Conn.
Kickboard was founded in 2009 by Jennifer Medbery, a computer science major at Columbia University who spent several years teaching disadvantaged children through the Teach for America program. Frustrated by the lack of tools to help teachers track and analyze student performance, Medbery created the Kickboard instructional management solution. Kickboard goes beyond the gradebook and enables teachers to collect, analyze and share critical data, including assessments, standards mastery, reading growth and, most uniquely, student behavior and character strengths. Using the highly configurable, web-based platform, educators can create a performance-based culture that leads to sustainable school improvement and long-term student success. For information, visit www.kickboardforteachers.com