Galvanize, a technology workforce educator, has named Harsh Patel as CEO. He is the former CEO of Hack Reactor. Galvanize’s backers include Catalyst Investors, ABS Capital Partners, University Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners and Colorado Impact Fund.
Today’s parenting landscape has evolved at a rapid pace. Compared to just a few decades ago, the makeup of the workforce is changing rapidly; the work participation rate for women with children under age 6 has grown significantly in the past 40 years, as has the percentage of families with children in which both parents work. Further, today’s parents, educators, employers, and children are living in a world that is increasingly tech-first. Parents, and especially modern millennial parents, expect tech-forward, simple, and elegant solutions across their lives, but particularly as they seek to bring up the next generation.
Catalyst-backed PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently launched online early childhood services to expand the ability of schools and districts to deliver early childhood interventions and services to children ages 0-5. With PresenceLearning, school systems and education organizations can access a nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians – including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals – to help deliver these timely services to young learners and to consult with their families and caregivers.
PresenceLearning’s “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful” webinar series campaign won a 2017 REVERE Award for Integrated Marketing in the “Under 30K Campaign Budget” category. Given by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), this industry-leading award honors educational marketing campaigns using multiple media channels.
Catalyst senior associate Mia Hegazy is a member of the host committee for the upcoming NY EdTech Week and will be participating as a “Shark Tank” judge. Here she shares why tech investors should attend the conference.
Catalyst-backed PresenceLearning was recently awarded a 2016 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in the Best Upgraded Products category for its updated live, online therapy solution, Lightyear. The award program honors both new and upgraded innovative software, hardware, network, app and web products that have proven to be helpful educator tools. This is the fifth Tech & Learning Award of Excellence PresenceLearning has won.
Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has introduced a new service that utilizes Woodcock-Johnson IV tests to help identify a student’s strengths and areas of concern in school. Coupled with PresenceLearning’s online therapy environment, which connects students to licensed school psychologists via webcam, the WJ IV tests assist schools in conducting initial, re-evaluation and triennial assessments.
Catalyst is going back to school this month, and we are continuing our education in eLearning through a new lens. Building on our 2014 research on K-12 and higher education and our recent content report, our most recent Continuing Education Note explores how innovative businesses are filling the skills gap with cost-effective training content and services.
PresenceLearning announced its nationwide team of clinical professionals has performed more than 3,300 assessments for students with special needs across the United States during the most recent academic year. All online assessments are administered live via secure, interactive video, and nearly 10% of these assessments were conducted for students with bilingual needs.
PresenceLearning announced the release of Lightyear, a newly designed therapy environment that delivers high fidelity, live telehealth sessions while putting less demand on school network bandwidth. Now, even more schools have access to PresenceLearning’s network of highly qualified clinicians to help students with special needs succeed.