Kicking off our Women in Tech Series, Kenning Partner Cathy Boeckmann welcomes Katie Brown, Founder and Chief Education Officer of EnGen. Katie charts her course from academia, to EdTech startup, and now to a public benefit corporation. Katie describes the dire need for high quality English Language Learning for immigrants to the U.S. and explains how EnGen’s pedagogy, founded on real English language example, can aid in these learners achieving a level of proficiency in English that can help them gain employment with the potential for economic mobility. She goes on to note how the EnGen’s technology allows for a true “flipped classroom”, in which out-of-class individualized language activities can support in-class learning.
Kenning partners Cathy Boeckmann and Jerry Stauduhar have been facilitating Kenning’s Communicating Insights workshop for more than a decade. In this interview, they explain how the workshop offers not only the elusive cure for death by PowerPoint but also improves most any other form of written or oral communication.