Dominique W.

Location:

Washington, DC
Hometown: Washington D.C.

Member since:

November 16, 2012

Whats your role in education? Are you a teacher, entrepreneur, policy maker, business, investor, parent, or other?

I am an aspiring tech entrepreneur. My venture, My Study Rewards, is an app/website that drives student engagement by offering them and their parents discount offers to national brands and local retailers for their work in school. The aim is to provide an extrinsic motivation to have a chance at enhancing internal desire. The idea was inspired by my childhood in P.G. County, MD and conversations that I had with friends who are educators. The majority of complaints that I heard from them involved lack of parental involvement and student participation; two factors that play an integral part in the learning process. My Study Rewards is my attempt at a solution to these problems. I also sit on the Board of Directors of Beyond the Surface, Inc., a youth mentoring non-profit.

What's one topic you'd like to see covered?

The regulatory environment regarding Ed tech.

Introduction

I am new to the tech world, but highly fascinated with its' role in the future of education. Former Dr. Ben Carson scholar who shares an alma mater with Bill Cosby, so I'm always up for a good discussion.


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