Competency-based learning that engages, without working weekends
Build your students' competence and connections by letting them follow personal pathways in pursuit of their dreams
Show teens the why behind what they're learning
Make learning personal
Weave together interdisciplinary learning progressions for skills from standardized test focus areas, state standards, SEL, and more.
Make learning relevant
Let students set college and career aspirations. We link their aspirations to competency-based learning progressions.
Make learning real
Pair students with community partners to tackle real-world problems with in-class projects mapped to your target competencies.
Make teachers feel like they have superpowers
No starting from scratch
Teachers build off pre-filled, customizable competency maps and assessment rubrics that explain why they're strong examples.
No new apps
We work behind-the-scenes through G Suite, Google Classroom, and more. Teachers only need to know how to edit a word doc.
No going it alone
We walk teachers through bite-sized activities that both develop their skills and help them plan and deliver their CBL courses and units.
Engage students to prepare them for college and careers
At an urban public school in Chicago, where passing Algebra I is required for graduation, 113 of 151 students earned Ds or higher in an Algebra I course based on Sidekick projects, up from 75 the year before.
At a public school in an rural, agricultural community in Indiana, a pre-/post-test on student engagement found the average engagement score for students in classes using Sidekick had increased 5 times, all but eliminating student disengagement.
What Others Say
This project has helped me discover a love for non-profit work. Superheroes help everyone, despite their differences, without expecting anything in return. Non-profit workers are superheroes, or at least they should be. I'm going to explore the non-profit world more and consider it as a potential career path.
I have some of my lowest performers in my first period, and I saw them care more about doing the work than I've seen all year.
I am so thankful for all you've done and are doing for my kids. I can't really believe this is real and I am waiting for someone to "pinch me" because the more I get into the project, the more I feel it's too good to be true.