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Hāpara recognized for remote and distance learning innovation with 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Award

Edtech Breakthrough Award 2020

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 24, 2020 – Hāpara is the winner of the “Enhanced Curriculum Solution of the Year” award in the second annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program. 

Hāpara lets educators and students view, organize and personalize digital learning from top to bottom. The Hāpara platform includes a full suite of solutions, including Teacher Dashboard, Workspace, Student Dashboard, Highlights and Analytics. 

As K-12 schools began exploring remote learning initiatives at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hāpara provided the full instructional suite for free. When schools began closing their doors, Hāpara went home with teachers and students making sure they easily continued their learning at a distance. During this time, Hāpara’s enthusiastic teacher community proposed a plan to align 250,000 Workspace lessons and units to every subject and grade K-12, as well as multiple state and national curriculums, then share them with all Hāpara teachers around the globe. 

“True to our teacher community roots, we decided to support a global distance learning initiative by coordinating the curriculum alignment and hiring professional reviewers to ensure that all Workspaces reference grade and subject, and are aligned to curricular outcomes and multiple standards,” said Wayne Poncia, CEO, Hāpara. “With our commitment and the enthusiastic global teacher base, full curriculum coverage will likely be achieved within 90 days. New Workspaces are being aligned and released just in time to help teachers and students as they teach and learn from home. This 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Award is a fantastic validation for the entire Hāpara team and we are thrilled to receive this industry recognition.”

“The pandemic has shined a spotlight on platforms like Hāpara who enabled thousands of students to continue to receive an education, and it is clear that Hāpara is a “breakthrough” leader in helping schools make the shift to digital learning by making it easier to view and manage learner work in the cloud,” said James Johnson, Managing Director, EdTech Breakthrough. “We are pleased to recognize Hāpara with our ‘Enhanced Curriculum Solution of the Year’ award and thank them for their contribution to the EdTech industry and global education community in this unprecedented time.”

The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, e-Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 1,750 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

About Hāpara

The Hāpara Instructional Suite provides teachers with maximum leverage of Google Apps for Education.

Hāpara provides:

  • Digital productivity tools that match instructional practice
  • Tools for group and differentiated learning
  • Broad visibility into student online work and activity
  • Collaboration tools with real-time engagement among students and teachers

About EdTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit

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