Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
Sean O’Sullivan Foundation was the individual donor to the organization early on – committing $5 million to building the platform, exploring its classroom implementation potential, and expanding the content beyond the initial maths platform. In addition, Foundation is raising awareness of Khan Academy in Ireland – with the goal of making it be the first entire country to adopt Khan Academy as a core part of its mathematics curriculum.
The #KAireland efforts, in partnership with former Junior Minister for Education and current TD Ciaran Cannon and members of the Association of Teaching Education Centres and Department of Education have been running teacher trainings, Saturday Khan Academy clubs for Primary students, maths camps & exam review with Khan Academy for secondary students through the National Education Centre. Additionally, the O’Sullivan Foundation ran the first ever MATHletes Challenge with Khan Academy in spring 2014 – a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland with over 3,000 students from over 250 schools competing.
Galway Education Centre Khan Academy Clubs>
The O’Sullivan Foundation remains committed to scaling Khan Academy globally, and will host the first ever European Khan Academy Symposium in September 2014, in partnership with Ireland’s Excited Digital Learning festival. Information at www.excited.ie.