DistrictZero is an emotional-intelligence learning platform built upon academic learning frameworks; design-thinking, CASEL, and agile. Learners achieve skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Read the academic-impact white paper or employee burnout case-study to learn more.
DistrictZero is backed by the Intel Corporation RISE initiative, American Heart Association social-impact fund, and operators from General Assembly, Stanford d.School, Apple, Yammer, Scuderia AlphaTauri F1, CDW-G, PlanetScale, GitHub, Texas Instruments, and other high-growth companies.
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DistrictZero, designed with leading learning frameworks like Design-thinking, Agile-Scrum, and Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM), empowers educators to cultivate a new generation of self-aware, analytical problem solvers in the classroom.
1. SCHEDULE LEARNER GROUP SURVEYS
Quick and user-friendly check-in templates designed specifically for young adults, powered by natural language processing for an engaging and efficient experience.
2. FACILITATE PERSONALIZED INTERESTS
Access customized resources, including multimedia, research, and auto-generated short activities, tailored to any curriculum. Benefit from white-label content offerings for enterprise-level customization.
3. CONTINUOUS SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Rely on academic-research backed assessments of soft skills, social-emotional learning, and user trust, providing valuable insights to drive personal growth and development.
We've been busy since DistrictZero was founded in 2020. Explore our progress through short videos.
In late 2018, Uzair, an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur, found himself at a crossroads. His productivity-focused alarm clock app had failed, and he returned to his hometown, eager to discover the innovative potential of the next generation of creators.
Seizing the opportunity to inspire, Uzair reached out to local schools and was granted the chance to motivate students through immersive 10-day design-thinking workshops. These workshops encouraged students to tackle local challenges and develop practical solutions, resulting in increased student engagement, revitalized teachers, and thrilled community stakeholders.
A key element of the design-thinking course was the "daily stand-up," a group discussion where students shared their goals and obstacles for the day. While this practice is common in professional agile teams, it is rare in K-12 education. The soft skills cultivated during these stand-ups, such as self-awareness, communication, and social-awareness, aligned with the CASEL framework for whole-learner skill development.
Recognizing the potential for a transformative educational tool, Uzair set out to create a scalable solution for teachers and administrators. He quickly assembled a no-code prototype to support pilot teachers, while simultaneously developing a robust tech stack and team.
DistrictZero was officially founded in April 2020 and received support from the Intel RISE COVID-19 Title-1 Initiative in January 2021. Since then, DistrictZero has been successfully piloted across US K-12 schools, bilingual classrooms, and mental health support workflows.
With an ambitious goal to empower 85% of US schools with whole-learner capabilities by 2025, DistrictZero harnesses the power of research-driven Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to create lasting human and business value. Studies have shown that for every $1 invested in SEL, there is an $11 return on investment, demonstrating its significant potential for improving both academic and lifelong success. By cultivating essential skills such as self-awareness, communication, and social-awareness, DistrictZero is poised to recover over $4 billion in annual revenue lost to burnout learning-loss and enhance citizen well-being by 24%.
Experience the transformative power of DistrictZero firsthand by signing up for our free 15-day pilot program, eligible for ESSER-approved Title IX Pupil Support Services. Together, we can foster mindful, resilient students equipped to thrive in our rapidly evolving world.