RFP for Edtech Developers: Learner Variability in Literacy - Digital Promise

RFP for Edtech Developers: Learner Variability in Literacy

The growth in learner variability in today’s classrooms is staggering: learners who come to school hungry, those who must map out safe paths to walk from home to school, and students who are bored because traditional methods of instruction do not engage them or meet their needs. Yet, we need to reach each learner in every classroom to help each meet their potential as they move through school and beyond.

One of our goals for the Learner Variability Project (LVP) is to incentivize literacy edtech products targeting fourth to sixth grades to develop increased research-based supports that address the variability in all learners. We are launching this RFP to provide grants to developers who share this goal.

We are looking for creative literacy (for fourth-sixth grades) product developers to be thought partners in developing “innovative approaches that allow students to engage with content differently, [by asking] what does technology make possible that could not be done before?” (Ed Tech Developer’s Guide, p. 8). Each grantee will receive:

  • Funds up to $50K for development of learner variability features and supports
  • An individual review of your existing product by our experienced LVP team
  • An in-depth assessment report of suggested research-based development plans
  • Access to our experienced team for research and design support throughout the development process

This RFP is open for applications on a rolling basis from now through December 31, 2019 or until all grant funds have been awarded. Click below to learn more and apply.


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