This article showcases our top picks for the best Rhode Island based Education companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Education solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
What is EdTech?
Educational technology is the combined use of computer hardware, software, and educational theory and practice to facilitate learning. When referred to with its abbreviation, EdTech, it is often referring to the industry of companies that create educational technology. (Source)
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Top Rhode Island Education Companies
Digication is the leading provider of easy-to-use e-Portfolio solutions for teachers and students at all levels, from K-12 to higher education. Teachers and students at more than 2,000 schools use Digication’s e-Portfolios to easily, flexibly and professionally showcase their work and achievements.
e-Portfolios create new opportunities for learning, reflection, communication, assessment and career advancement.. .
LessonWriter.com makes any media teachable, dramatically changing how teachers teach and students learn. By automatically generating AMAZING print, web, and mobile-ready lessons Lessonwriter saves teachers hours and provides students with a more customized learning experience.
LessonWriter has three products in the marketplace: TEACHER, a free literacy and lesson-planning tool; TEAM, and SCHOOL, premium paid products which provide collaboration and online learning solutions to schools. Consumer and adjacent market products are under development..
The Colibri Group
The Colibri Group provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through five leading brands – McKissock Education, Real Estate Express, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Superior School of Real Estate, and Elite Professional Education, the company serves over 500,000 professionals annually within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets, among others.
Its learning products give working professionals a competitive edge by combining up-to-date information, practical on-the-job application, and online accessibility.. .
Gilbane Inc., based in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held family-owned real estate development and construction firms in the industry. Proudly family-owned and operated since 1873, Gilbane, Inc.’s rich history combines with extensive knowledge of today’s ever-changing demands, allowing them to deliver the best facility solutions for clients.
Gilbane, Inc. is a steadfast advocate for clients, employees, and local communities.
Through community involvement, sustainable business practices, and unwavering integrity, they strive to be better and to do better. Gilbane is a three-time member of the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Gilbane Inc. comprises two operating companies: Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company.
These two often work jointly as one company to provide integrated expertise in finance, property development, planning and commercial construction.. .
CORE Higher Education Group
CORE Higher Education Group is an education technology (ed tech) company providing four software applications that help colleges and universities better prepare students for the workplace. Founded in 2006, CORE’s technology applications have grown to accommodate experiential education management, student assessment & accreditation, LMS / eLearning for workforce readiness, ePortfolios, and recruiting.
CORE supports more than 250 higher education programs primarily in health care and the health sciences throughout the United States and Canada.. .
Inventing Heron is a a comprehensive, user-friendly, creative, career resource, web-based career resource created to kindle hope and ambition in young people through storytelling. The site features hundreds of interviews about work and achieves what other career portals do not by having a lot of heart.
Inventing Heron’s approach to career discovery is spirited, realistic, and hands-on, as demonstrated by its over 40 videos and over 600 written narratives. It facilitates a career discovery experience that is personalized and immersive.
It helps students connect the dots between their studies and their futures. It provides role models and tangible end goals.
It demonstrates how doing well in school directly correlates to more opportunities later. And all of its curriculum is results-based and data-driven..
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute is named after the Highlander Folk School, a social justice leadership training school and cultural center located in New Market, Tennessee known for its role during the Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.
and many others were trained as activists at the center, returning with new skills to create change within their own communities. From this lineage, we believe that innovative educational practice are a catalyst for social change.
Founded in 1990 as Children of Promise, the Institute was more of an idea than an organization until 1999 when philanthropists David and Kim Dunn committed multi-year gifts to help the emergent Institute develop programs and expand services. In 2005, a dynamic collaboration with the Highlander Charter School was the catalyst for our new mission-driven strategy of supporting “all kids”, expanding our target audience from students with diagnosed learning differences (LD) to all students.
Recognizing that proven interventions for LD students are also effective for a large percentage of struggling students, we expanded programming for students, teachers and families. In 2006, the launch of the Hasbro Center for Teaching Excellence (through generous multi-year support from Hasbro Children’s Fund) established the Institute as a credible regional provider of high quality professional development.
By 2011, the Highlander Institute shifted again- this time, realizing that the dawn of new educational technology was opening the door for “blended” methods to reach all students. It was clear that the innovation in personalizing education was not only in the approach, but in the ability to utilize technology to scale the impact beyond a few rockstar teachers, lighthouse classrooms, or lab schools.
Today, the Highlander Institute services are directed at improving education by focusing on the educator, providing unique, tailored, embedded supports at the classroom, school and district level. The Highlander Institute specialized in blended and personalized learning models that are focused on creating equity through education.
Through innovative manufacturing, Edesia aims to reduce the alarmingly high rates of childhood malnutrition in developing countries worldwide. Edesia’s mission is to treat and prevent malnutrition for the world’s most vulnerable children; our vision is a world in which all people have access to the basic human right of food and nutrition.
We are committed to assuring that vulnerable individuals no longer suffer and die needlessly from malnutrition – a completely preventable condition. We treat all children as our own, and produce for them the lifesaving tools they need to overcome malnutrition and thrive.
We act now, because the cost of inaction is too great. Our Mandates 1.
Produce high-quality ready-to-use foods (currently Plumpy’Nut®, Plumpy’Sup™, Plumpy’doz™, and Nutributter®) for humanitarian organizations and non-profits. 2.
Collaborate on research and development to improve distribution systems and optimize the use of ready-to-use Foods. 3.
Support local producers of ready-to-use foods in the developing world. 4.
StudyEgg adds an assessment layer on great educational video: Khan Academy videos, MIT OpenCourseWare, TED Ed videos, etc. We use individual usage data to organize and prioritize each lesson based on what students need more help with.
We are students, teachers, scientists, engineers, and hackers who love learning. We believe that by combining the latest research on how our brains learn, leveraging hundreds of personal data points collected while you study, and providing simple, intuitive feedback mechanisms, we can make the whole learning process easier and more effective for both students and educators..
For over 60 years, AVID has been supplying headphones and other audio products to K-12 schools, colleges, libraries, and museums. AVID headsets are perfect for high-use areas and are made with children in mind.
We continuously develop, expand, and modify our product line to keep up with the changes prevalent in the education market.. .
Metryx is a startup software development company dedicated to creating innovative web and mobile applications for teachers. Their mission is to create tools that support data driven instruction and facilitate student differentiation in classrooms across America and the world.
At Metryx, they’re currently hard at work developing the Metryx Mobile Tracker, an exciting new application for Apple and Android that gives educators an easier way to conduct formative assessments and monitor student progress on the fly! Stay up-to-date by joining their mailing list and visiting us on Facebook and Twitter.. .
The NeuroDevelopment Center
Assessment and treatment services: Whether you are looking for help for the first time, or you have tried medication and/or counseling with little success, you have come to the right place. At the NeuroDevelopment Center, you can build a strong, supportive, and collaborative relationship with an experienced psychologist.
With our wide range of tools for testing and assessment, we will help you understand your difficulties. Then we will work with you to implement the solutions that are right for you.
We won’t just listen, nod our heads, and sympathize. We will help you with the hard work of change and growth.
We hope you will learn more in these pages about our psychological services, and then decide to join us. You have many choices: traditional and innovative approaches.
Many people are helped by traditional forms of treatment like medication and counseling or psychotherapy. But way too many people continue to struggle and suffer with psychological disorders despite multiple attempts to get help.
Many go from doctor to doctor. Take pill after pill.
The Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living was established in 1994 to transform Rhode Island into a sustainable state: a Rhode Island where the needs of the present are met without compromising the needs of future generations. We act as a catalyst to create healthy communities by promoting sustainable living practices.
We lead by example and serve as an information resource that educates, connects, and inspires. We currently have four major areas of focus; Education Programs, The RI Sustainable Living Festival and Clean Energy Expo, Sustainable RI , and our Center for Sustainable Living..
The SpeakYourMind Foundation, based in Providence, RI, is a nonprofit organization spun out of the BrainGate lab at Brown University and Massachusetts General Hospital. They create, distribute, and support assistive communication technologies for individuals who are unable to effectively communicate due to neurological injury and disease.
Their teams of passionate student and professional volunteers work closely with their clients to build a solution that meets their needs from the ground up.. .
This article was written by James Jackson from Boove. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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