- Pearson is partnering with nine New Jersey elementary school students to execute a second “Kids CoLab," which will provide feedback on its SuccessMaker digital curriculum.
- During the project, students will contribute ideas to Pearson via regular videoconferencing.
- Co-design technology is meant to empower students as partners, and their feedback will shape how Pearson designs its K-8 ed tech product.
The Kids CoLab, which was formerly known as KidsTeam, is in its second pilot phase now. The first partnership was done in Chandler, AZ. Both the New Jersey and Arizona students have provided feedback and ideas for Pearson’s adaptive K-8 reading and math curriculum, dubbed SuccessMaker.
“Every week, teams of eight 2nd-7th graders arrives at Pearson’s offices, ready to work side-by-side with the company’s designers and developers,” the Kids CoLab website stated about the previous partnership. “They are Kids CoLab at Pearson, part of an initiative that transforms learners into co-designers of the digital learning tools and solutions that they may use in the future.”
Specifically, Pearson says student participants are learning STEM skills that may someday help them land tech jobs.