More Than Enough
September 9, 2013 Leave a comment
Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:
In-depth and edtech with Heather Gilchrist.
INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero
Educational technology companies don’t grow like other companies grow, says Heather Gilchrist, founder and managing director of Socratic Labs, the early stage New York-based edtech accelerator and collaborative community dedicated to the unique needs of education entrepreneurs. “You can’t throw a couple of thousand dollars at a couple of hackers and put them in a room for a few months and expect them to solve big problems in education,” she tells Project Grow, a feature program from the creators of Entrepreneur magazine. As a teacher, Heather Gilchrist considers herself a “translator” — her job, she says, is to convey to students and team members the simple from the complex. A test-prep pro for nearly a decade, she’s taught every national standardized admissions test through the graduate school admissions level, written curriculum, developed teacher training programs, trained teachers and content creators, and developed systems for other teachers and content creators to use in sharing their knowledge. She’s been more than a teacher, however, though in keeping with her teaching roots, here I ask probably too much and she shares perhaps more than enough about her own formative lessons, her startup experiences, all things edtech, and even a few words about an interesting tattoo – all in this in-depth EdTech Digest interview.