Several companies specializing in education are standing out for their approach to innovation. There goals include ongoing learning and giving teachers the encouragement they need to succeed. Find out which companies gained recognition from Fast Company in the list below.
The businesses of today need skills in areas such as digital marketing, data science, and more. General Assembly, a learning hub with locations in 13 cities, offers courses in these areas. Ninety percent of those who have finished these programs have found work in just three months of completion. Certifications are now be put in place to distribute to upcoming course graduates.
School lunch rooms are often a place filled with mixed food reviews. Revolution Foods provides school kids with healthy food that they want to eat. The chefs of this company even engage students in the food creation process to hear their feedback throughout each project. Revenue for Revolution Foods is steadily increasing with company plans to expand.
Teachers are now instructing courses geared toward further professional development for other teachers. This program is special because each leading teacher will only instruct topics where they are passionate. The Edcamp method is a switch from the typical sequence where teachers professionally develop through studying under experts who don’t practice what they teach. This new setup will encourage further communication within an industry of practicing professionals. Some will refer to this as a grassroots teacher movement.
Technology is increasingly becoming a valuable part of the classroom. To follow along with this trend while still acknowledging schools’ financial bottom line, Google’s offering of products came in handy. Teachers across the country use Chromebooks in their work day for class related duties. Google even offers applications that instructors can use to take attendance and manage assignments. YouTube Education is also a popular resource for schools.
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