Rocketship Education is a distinguished network that consists of public charter schools. It’s a non-profit organization that runs out of beautiful Redwood City in California. Rocketship Education was established by both Preston Smith and John Danner. The pair launched the network back in 2007. Schools that make up Rocketship Education take a blended learning approach. They also take advantage of innovative adaptive software. This software enables schools to boost the successes of their students.
Rocketship Education caters mostly to students who reside in underprivileged communities. It strives to assist students who aren’t able to easily attend quality schools. Rocketship Education endorses the strength of high-quality schools. The network is passionate about schools that have the ability to change students’ lives for the better. It’s enthusiastic about schools that involve parents, strengthen teachers and motivate neighborhoods in general.
Preston Smith, as indicated before, was one of the brains behind Rocketship Education’s creation. He currently works as the network’s CEO (Chief Executive Officer). He’s a big part of Rocketship Education’s skilled and ambitious Senior Leadership crew. Other people who are part of the Senior Leadership division are Adam Nadeau, Keysha Bailey, Cheye Calvo and Dynasti Hunt. Nadeau is the Vice President of Achievement and Personalized Learning. Bailey is the Chief Financial Officer. Calvo is the Community Engagement and Chief Growth Officer. Hunt, last but certainly not least, is the HR (Human Resources) Vice President. There are quite a few other incredible employees who work for Rocketship Education as well.
Rocketship Education’s in-depth system includes a total of 16 public charter schools. One of the schools is in Redwood City, California. There are schools in nearby areas such as Concord and San Jose in California. There are also schools in relatively distant parts of the United States. These schools are in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Nashville, Tennessee.
The Rocketship Education team knows a lot about the advantages of blended learning. Rocketship Education promotes both small group and whole group instructional styles. It also endorses Internet learning, team learning and even targeted intervention practices. These concepts are all part of the network’s comprehensive plan.
Glen Wakeman is the Co-Founder and CEO of a Software as a service company called LaunchPad Holdings LLC. The company started in 2015 and has been fairly successful thanks to Wakeman’s two decades of experience in the management field, not to mention everything he has learned from being a Public Company CEO, Investor, Financial Service Executive, Small Business Owner, Board Member and Executive Mentor. He started earning his experience from the University of Scranton, where he attained his Bachelors in Finance and Economics in 1981. Wakeman continued his education at the University of Chicago and in 1993 he earned his MBA in Finance. Not long after graduating from the University of Chicago he began working for GE Capital. Wakeman held a handful of positions dealing with business development before moving to work for the Doral Financial Corporation. Here he climbed the latter to become the President and CEO of the Company. (Doral Financial Corporation Names Glen Wakeman President)
Glen Wakeman has been recognized time and again because of his numerous successes in the financial field. At GE Capital and Nova Four he was given the title Growth Leadership Role Model, due to the amount he expanded both the companies, by their prospective Board of Directors. In total, Wakeman has been able to increase the assets and staff members where he has worked by $15 billion and 17 thousand respectively. He did this by being a guiding hand in the company’s plans for new market entries, start-ups, divestitures and M&As, making exponential growth a priority. For each one of these factors Wakeman uses a five-point plan which includes risk management, execution, human capital, governance and most importantly leadership.
When he is not working, Glen Wakeman spends his time investing his own money and writing. Being a writer has opened many doors for him and he finds in enjoyable to share the knowledge he has obtained through the media of blog posts. Wakeman focuses on helping others with his writing, sticking to the topics of finance, emerging markets, administration, financial strategies, management and international fiscal matters. Occasionally, he will meet groups of people and give a speech about one of these topics. He currently mentors for Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded who both deal with C-level executives.
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Eva Moskowitz is founder of Success Academy. She believes that charter schools are important to the success of teaching children. After over 100 hearings with the City Council Education Committee she decided to open Success Academy in 2006. She saw how schools were failing children in New York City.
She says children need strong effective teachers to succeed and a curriculum that challenges children to excel in their subjects. She thinks they need to know that teachers expect something from them. Children must be taught skills that help them succeed.
She says that at Success Academy the teachers teach math, English, science, chess, other subjects, and sports. They have to undergo strict training, work closely with other teachers, have workshops, and feedback on their work. The teachers are very responsive to parents and return phone calls within 24 hours.
Over 16,000 families applied to Success Academy with only 3,000 openings one year. Today they have over 41 schools that serve over 14,000 kids in New York City. Eva received the 2016 Savas Award for Private Public Partnerships from the Reason Foundations.
She has plans to continue expanding Success Academy to about 100 schools in the next decade. She believe the number of children in charter schools will increase or double in four years as more families seek higher quality education. The academy opens school in neighborhoods that have failing schools and their is a need for better education.
We look for a great need for better education and the space open a school she said. For example a building in Far Rockaway had enough rooms to open a school in an area that really needed better quality education.
She believes public education is for everyone and opens some schools in middle class neighborhoods. We want to serve the larger public and we believe in integrated schools. Eva Moskowitz continues her quest to expand Success Academy over the next several years.
The Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), located in beautiful New Forest National Park in England, brings together academics and professionals within an industry to tackle some of the most challenging engineering and scientific problems plaguing our current world. WIT has developed a unique system based on Boundary Element Method, which is a technique for solving a range of engineering and physical problems. Computer modeling and systems integration bring solutions to global topics such as heat transfer and sustainable development and planning. According to Wikipedia, their strong suit is collaborating during Wessex Institute conferences with many different institutions all over the world. Through the development of better computer tools for engineering and scientific analysis, the range of these applications is very broad and moves in tandem with the trends in the industry and society in general. In 2002, the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry attended a Wessex Institute conference – that is the draw and importance of these meetings.
The Wessex Institute conferences cover a range of topics. In 2016 alone the subjects include such popular mainstream issues as sustainable tourism to more specialized advances in fluid mechanics. Structural strength, an issue very much in the news these days, should be a favorite conference to attend. With terrorism and natural disasters on the rise, it only makes sense to gather these powerful minds together to try and solve structural integrity issues to protect people. They also look to the past to pull ideas from great civilizations that built for the future and not just the present.
Held in beautiful locations all over the world, they show how nature and science can work in harmony.
WIT Press publishes research studies and papers generated from these conferences and make them available with open access to the international scientific community. The ability of WIT to collaborate freely with these groups allows them to avoid the slippery slope of competing and instead share ideas amongst the brightest and most forward thinking in the scientific community. Offshore engineering, the food industry, biomedical problems, electromagnetics applications, aerospace and a number of forensic analysis’ are a few of the industries WIT works with to improve the technology we are using and the world in which we live.