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DreamBox Learning® CEO and President Jessie Woolley-Wilson to Join Bill Gates for Keynote at 2023 ASU+GSV Summit

April 11, 2023

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Woolley-Wilson, an ASU+GSV Power of Women honoree, and Gates will discuss his commitment to improving math education in the United States

BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 11, 2023 — DreamBox Learning, Inc. (“DreamBox”), provider of mathematics and reading solutions that are proven to accelerate learning with just one hour of use per week, today announced CEO and President Jessie Woolley-Wilson will join a fireside chat with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit on Tuesday, April 18, in San Diego. The fireside chat, a keynote of the summit, will discuss the future of K-12 education.

“After over a decade since our last discussion on stage, I’m looking forward to joining Bill Gates again to explore how to pave the way for a future that ensures we unlock the learning potential of every student—regardless of race, gender, or ZIP code,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning. “The future of education is bright. Now more than ever before, educators have access to engaging personalized learning tools, rich actionable data about student growth, research-based insights into innovation that works, and professional development resources to help them leverage this new information in their classrooms to improve achievement. Together, we can harness this progress to accelerate learning and cultivate a lifelong love of learning for all students.”

In addition to the fireside chat with Gates, Woolley-Wilson will be honored as an ASU+GSV 2023 Power of Women honoree. This award recognizes female leaders who are creating a world that ensures all people have equal access to the future through scaled innovations in education.

To hear from Woolley-Wilson while at the ASU+GSV Summit, attend one of these panels:

Panel: “SaaS Ecosystem”

  • WHEN: 9:45-10:20 a.m. PT, Tuesday, April 18
  • WHO: Jessie Woolley-Wilson (DreamBox Learning), Laura Ipsen (Ellucian), Hardeep Gulati (PowerSchool), Greg Sebasky (Ascend Learning), moderated by Stephen Sheldon (William Blair)
  • WHERE: Promenade A/B Level 3
  • DESCRIPTION: There are more potential learning pathways than ever before, and education is becoming a more recurring process throughout a learner’s life as the pace of global change accelerates; all learners are becoming lifelong learners. Hear from some of the leading SaaS companies helping education providers and learners succeed in an increasingly complex environment.

Fireside chat with Bill Gates: “Future of Math Education”

  • WHEN: 12-2:15 p.m. PT, Tuesday, April 18
  • WHO: Jessie Woolley-Wilson (DreamBox Learning) and Bill Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • DESCRIPTION: Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning, moderates a fireside chat with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss the future of K-12 education, how technology is changing learning instruction, and the role of technology like AI in education.

Panel: “Solving the Math Equation: Inside our K-12 Math Crisis”

  • WHEN: 3:20-4 p.m. PT, Tuesday, April 18
  • WHO: Jessie Woolley-Wilson (DreamBox Learning) Shalinee Sharma (Zearn), Bob Hughes (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Kumar Garg (Schmidt Futures), moderated by Anne Wicks (George W. Bush Presidential Center)
  • WHERE: Seaport Ballroom F-G, Level 2
  • DESCRIPTION: This panel will put a spotlight on the math crisis in the U.S., discussing the reasons behind low math proficiency levels among American students. Panelists will explore the factors that contribute to the problem, including inadequate teacher training, lack of resources, and a lack of emphasis on math in the curriculum. They will also discuss potential solutions, such as implementing evidence-based teaching methods and increasing funding for math education.

For more information about Woolley-Wilson’s speaking engagements at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit and to register to attend in-person or virtually, visit asugsvsummit.com/speakers/jessie-woolley-wilson.


To learn more about DreamBox, visit dreambox.com/.

About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, the leading pre-K through 12 education technology provider, is radically transforming the way the world learns. As the only dual-discipline digital solution rated “Strong” by Johns Hopkins’ EvidenceforESSA.org in both mathematics and reading, DreamBox uniquely provides schools high-quality adaptive learning solutions independently proven to accelerate student growth. Built by teachers and for teachers, DreamBox empowers educators with robust data analytics and content-specific professional development solutions to complement instruction. DreamBox supports 600,000 educators and approximately 6 million students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. For more information, visit https://www.dreambox.com/.


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