University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
612-625-5000

About Us

 

Leapfrog Initiatives works with a range of partners to build positive futures for PreK-21 education by promoting anticipatory approaches for “leapfrogging” issues facing educators today.

A part of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, Leapfrog Initiatives collaborates with a range of partners to envision and anticipate forces driving change teaching, educational research and educational innovation. Leapfrog is a paradigmatic jump into best case uses of existing and leading-edge technologies in hardware, software, and intellectual formats. The Leapfrog Institutes:

  1. Serve as a hub for Leapfrog-oriented conversations
  2. Collaborate with PreK-12 institutions on the development of innovative teaching and the formation of innovation cells within educational institutions
  3. Collaborate with post-secondary institutions, industry and governments on the purposive use of emerging technologies in education
  4. Continue action research and scholarship through the development of co-seminars with global partners
  5. Explore further linkages between Leapfrog-oriented institutions

Our mission is to build positive futures for human capital development through the infusion of creativity and innovation in education. We accomplish this mission through collaborative delivery of services with educators, industry, and the communities we serve.

Our partners include future educators, school districts and other organizations that aim to lead a paradigmatic jump into the best case uses of existing and cutting-edge technologies in hardware, software, and intellectual formats.

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