Indigo Education Company Brings Personalized Learning to US Classrooms

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A Colorado EdTech company offers a range of personalized learning initiatives that focus on individual strengths to improve achievement and help students chart fulfilling futures.

BOULDER, CO. –  Indigo Education Company promotes and implements personalized learning through non-academic, in-depth assessments and diverse school-based initiatives that put individual students at the center of education.

Indigo Education combines online assessments with an AI expert system that delivers individual student recommendations right in the classroom.   Robust professional development, an online career readiness course, entrepreneurship training, and consulting helps districts create human-centered strategic plans. By offering insights not found anywhere else, Indigo enables schools to transform their culture and improve outcomes.

Sheri Smith, founder and CEO of Indigo Education, says that her organization’s goal is to bring transformative change to public education, which has been built on a one-size-fits-all model. Smith advocates for a personalized learning approach that encourages innovation, individual strengths, and a student’s own interests.  

“The standardized approach to education is not giving students the skills and knowledge they need to connect with their futures. Students feel disillusioned,” Ms. Smith said. “Schools are eager for change but overwhelmed with daily challenges. Indigo Education offers solutions that provide meaningful impact and lead to positive results.”

Founded in 2013, Indigo Education uses the Indigo Assessment as the starting point to identify individual strengths in students as well as educators to bring personalized learning into the classroom at the middle, high school, and college level.

Indigo Education has delivered their assessment to over 75,000 U.S. students, as well as educators, in more than 100 high schools and colleges, with a comprehensive inventory of skills, motivators and behaviors based on more than 35 years of research. The Indigo Report also offers students custom post-secondary college major and career options.

Indigo Impact Initiative, the company’s nonprofit, catalyzes economic development in underserved communities by establishing partnerships that improve employment opportunities for students after high school.

Some schools and universities that engage students through Indigo:

  • Novato School District, Marin County, CA

  • University of California Irvine

  • Whitehorse High School, Navajo Reservation, Utah

  • United States Naval Academy

  • Phoenix Coding Academy

  • Peak to Peak High School, Lafayette, CO

  • Arizona State Barrett Honors College

  • Blue Valley CAPS, Overland, KS

Indigo Education Explained

For more information on the Indigo Education Company, its assessments and initiatives, call 877-665-3055, visit the website at IndigoEdCo.com, or email to info@indigoproject.org.



Students at Endeavor Academy in Cherry Creek, Co. participating in a workshop lead by Indigo Director Sueann Casey.

Students at Endeavor Academy in Cherry Creek, Co. participating in a workshop lead by Indigo Director Sueann Casey.


Student at Whitehorse HS in Montezuma Creek, UT presenting his career goals at the school’s Indigo Freshman Day.

Student at Whitehorse HS in Montezuma Creek, UT presenting his career goals at the school’s Indigo Freshman Day.

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Indigo CEO Sheri Smith to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual Personalized Learning Conference

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“Innovation can come from the talents already hidden within the school by identifying staff and students who possess entrepreneurial qualities to drive change and create community in the process.”

BOULDER, COLO – Sheri Smith, CEO of the Indigo Education Company, will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 14 at the “9th Annual National Convening on Personalized Learning: Think Like a Start-up,” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference is sponsored by the Institute for Personalized Learning.

The topic of Ms. Smith’s address is “Empowering Intra-preneurial Leaders to Drive Personalized Learning.” Smith defines “intra-preneurs” as entrepreneurial-minded people with a focus on social impact and change. She will discuss research supporting how to identify intra-preneurs in your school and how these leaders drive personalized learning in the classroom.

“By clinging to old perspectives of what success looks like, you may be overlooking the greatest assets to your school,” Ms. Smith said. “Innovation can come from the talents already hidden within the school by identifying staff and students who possess entrepreneurial qualities to drive change and create community in the process.”

Ms. Smith is the founder and CEO of Indigo Education Company and the nonprofit, Indigo Impact Initiative. Indigo, established in 2013, has the vision of catalyzing a learner-centered education system that cultivates innovation, entrepreneurship and empathy.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Ms. Smith was integral in starting a metals distributor, coaching and consulting firms, and running a small retail housewares company. In 1998, she designed the first website hosted at the U.S. Department of State for Vital Voices, a global women’s rights initiative.

Introduced to assessment technology for hiring and employee development, Ms. Smith is an expert in these tools, which are used to build high performing teams, coach leaders, and align human capital to the goals of an organization.

Indigo uses these same concepts to engage students, empower educators, and transform schools.

Ms. Smith has spoken at various conferences, authored two books, conducts research, and authors papers. She graduated magna cum laude from American University with a B.A. in International Studies, and holds an M.A. from Georgetown University in Communication, Culture and Technology.

For more information on the Indigo Education Company, its assessments and initiatives, call 877-665-3055, or visit the website at IndigoEdCo.com. Our email is info@indigoproject.org.

 


Indigo CEO Sheri Smith works with elementary school students.

Indigo CEO Sheri Smith works with elementary school students.


Indigo CEO Sheri Smith.

Indigo CEO Sheri Smith.

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