November: Arthi and Steven presented a workshop called Needs Mapping: A visualization technique to understand student needs and improve student success at
March: RyeCatcher was featured in the Aspen Institute Guide for Creating Trusted Learning Environments .
January: RyeCatcher and the Carnegie Mellon School of Design: Graduate students in the Introduction to Interaction Design Studio are working with RyeCatcher to design variations of the existing mobile application that updates interface and interaction patterns.
May and September : Arthi participated in two working sessions of the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet.
March: Arthi presented on a panel called Our Information Commons: Challenges and Opportunities with Open Data at the Next Systems Open Government Conference in New York City. Co-panelists represented the OpenReferral Initiative, Queens Public Library and TheGovLab..
February: The RyeCatcher team conducted a design review of an early draft of the Community of Trust visualization. Read her post about the event on the HASTAC blog.
January: RyeCatcher and the Carnegie Mellon School of Design: Graduate students in the Introduction to Interaction Design Studio are working with RyeCatcher to explore concepts for micro services, like a time-tracker, to improve the mobile application.
March: SxSWedu: Announced in Austin, TX, RyeCatcher’s Family Trust Network was awarded a Digital Media and Learning Trust Challenge grant! The MacArthur-supported competition is the 5th in a series that seeks to advance student success in a Connected Learning environment.
January: RyeCatcher and the Carnegie Mellon School of Design: Students in the Introduction to Interaction Design Studio are working with RyeCatcher to design a mobile version of the application’s circle, notes and events features.
January: RyeCatcher was named a finalist in the Digital Media and Learning Trust Challenge!
September: RyeCatcher expanded its Partnership with Children pilot to the 35+ schools in New York City served by the organization’s social workers.
September: RyeCatcher launched in the state of Washington through a partnership with the Washington Charter Association.
August: RyeCatcher participated in the My Brother's Keeper DataJam a collaborative ideation session with leaders from the public and private sectors. The team developed the idea Books Buzz--a family reading support tool, which is under development this Fall.
July: The Rye Family Needs Assessment tool launched at the Achievement School District in Memphis, TN. This tool helps identify student and family needs through a simple, step-by-step, family survey.
January: RyeCatcher was featured at the Second White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and Department of Education Datapalooza.
September: RyeCatcher launched at the Achievement School District in Memphis, TN.
September: RyeCatcher launched at the Partnership with Children organization in New York City.
March: RyeCatcher was featured on a panel at SxSWedu 2013 called: Applications to Improve the Special Ed. Experience. Download the slides (pdf)
October: An early RyeCatcher prototype was featured at the White House OSTP and Education Department Datapalooza.