The Great Debate: The Role of Tech in Shaping 21st Century Classrooms

In partnership with Runway Incubator and AT&T Aspire, SF+Acumen hosted an evening showcasing the EdTech community from demoing upcoming products and services to discussing the key trends in education with our expert panel.


Betsy Cororan, founder and CEO of EdSurge, led the dynamic panel around emerging EdTech solutions and how it will affect and change students’ lives. The panel of industry thought-leaders included Dan Carroll (Clever), Sam Chaudhary (ClassDojo), Kosar Jahani (Samaschool), Lynzi Ziegenhagen (Schoolzilla). The topics encompassed a number of key issues and trends that we hope will elicit further debate and thought amongst your community.


Key highlights and subject areas:

  • Privacy and security of student data: How do we make technology and data useful while still innovating and keeping a secure learning environment?
  • Identifying data that’s important to help stakeholders at schools do their job better and to set measureable goals
  • Education to employment pipeline: credential-based vs. competency-based development
  • Developing the culture and habits of learning new skills as the world evolves


We’re excited to share the entire audio recording of the panel’s conversation here with you. Thanks again to everyone who participated and attended in this event!


Hope to see you at our next time!

SF+Acumen Leadership Team