We've been busy since DistrictZero was founded in 2020. Explore our progress through short videos.
DistrictZero is developed alongside learning frameworks; Design-thinking, Agile-Scrum, and Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM).
When DistrictZero is used within a classroom, the leader is empowering a new generation of self-aware and highly-critical problem solvers.
Cloud-based sentiment analysis that delivers real-time understanding of one's natural voice and it's changes over time. Self-awareness is the first measurable impact.
Graded and curated vocational skills content that is personalized to each learner and their immediate social-emotional needs.
De-identified analytics that are 'pep-assembly friendly'. Empower department-wide emotion improvements and student-led communication.
In late 2018, Uzair was a burn-out founder having spent 10 years in Silicon Valley, shipping an alarm clock app to help humans stay productive. The project had failed and he was back in his hometown garage; curious to see what the next generation of local builders were up to.
After cold tweets to local schools, a few bold teachers recognized Uzair’s professional skills and allowed him the chance to motivate their classrooms in-person. Through 10-day design-thinking workshops, classrooms worked on local problems and delivered viable solutions. The impact from each iteration of the program, yielded motivated students, energized teachers, and delighted community stakeholders.
A special component of the design-thinking course was the ‘daily stand-up’, a live group discussion for students to share their goals and ‘blockers’ for the day. This activity is common in adult-professional agile teams, yet non-existent in K-12. The soft-skills built in the stand-up, (Ie. self-awareness, communication, social-awareness) also happened to align with portions of the CASEL wheel of ‘whole-learner’ skills requirements.
Uzair had seen enough to project a vision of the future. He decided teachers and administrators needed a new set of tools for their students to learn, grow, and build community. Uzair rapidly ‘duct-taped’ a ‘no-code’ solution to support pilot teachers, while he analyzed research and started to build a scalable tech-stack and team.
DistrictZero was founded in April of 2020, and supported by the Intel RISE COVID-19 title-1 initiative in January 2021. Since then, DistrictZero has been piloted across USA K-12 schools, bi-lingual classrooms, and mental-health support workflows.
DistrictZero is on a mission to deliver whole-learner capabilities to 85% of USA schools by 2025. This mission helps recover over $4B annual revenue due to burnout learning-loss, and improves citizen mood by 24%.