Sown To Grow Awarded Top Learning Environment & Student Support Product

Kelsey Aijala
January 25, 2024
DeNitra Davis accepts the Top Student Support Product Award at FETC

Sown To Grow has a mission to use technology to enhance classroom practice and improve student outcomes. That vision was recognized this week at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, FL. Our Weekly Emotional Check-In was awarded by District Administration and the FETC as the Top Learning Environment and Student Support Product, in the midsized-business category.

DeNitra Davis presenting at FETC Pitch Fest
Sown To Grow Presenting at FETC PitchFest as a featured edtech product

District Administration and the Future of Education Technology Conference organizers aim to spotlight innovative solutions on the market that are helping leaders meet the ever-evolving education technology needs of their districts and schools. Sown To Grow's Weekly Emotional Check-In provides a simple and engaging routine where students check in and share how they are doing with their teacher, offering students an approachable means to voice ideas or needs they might not otherwise open up about.

As students and teachers deepen relationships, school leaders get insights on student well-being and alerts for students who may need elevated or urgent support. This real-time data enables proactive student support and helps schools and districts bring student voice into decisions around Tier 2 & 3 interventions.

The rise in student mental health needs coupled with unsustainable student-counselor ratios has created an urgent need for scalable student support solutions. Sown To Grow has received support from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, Digital Promise, NewSchools Venture Fund, and others to develop natural language processing AI that can help teachers provide thoughtful responses to student reflections and that can flag concerning reflections that may indicate deeper intervention is necessary. This helps schools scale a base level of support to all students, while prioritizing resources where they are most needed, and ensuring the students who are struggling in less visible ways do not slip through the cracks.

Sown To Grow's Concerning Alert Technology

It is an honor to be recognized as an innovator in the edtech and student support space. With a recent acceptance into Amazon Web Services' Education Accelerator, Sown To Grow is further empowered to explore how technology can be used to enhance and unlock, rather than replace, the critical role that educators and student support professionals play in schools.

Read more about the Top EdTech Products of 2024 awards and the AWS Education Accelerator below:

District Administration Top EdTech Product Winners

Future of Education Technology Conference EdTech Winners

AWS Inaugural EdTech Accelerator Cohort