Calculus Roundtable is a non-profit organization that creates alternative learning pathways that increase the number of students with higher level math and science skills, especially children of color. We help schools and districts understand and overcome the obstacles inherent in public education. Our team of education experts work with districts and educational agencies to build programs that are dynamic, educational for educators, replicable and produce data outcomes that measure growth.
We open opportunities for teachers, curriculum directors and public schools systems to learn how new policies can be implement policies that tackle issues of equity and access in a way that manages resources effectively and producing data is manageable, measurable and maps a longitudinal data picture. Districts often have a hard time stepping back and understand what works. Without the right data, that's impossible to do.
Our goal is to help districts produce programs and procedures that increase the number children of color completing higher level math and science skills. We believe this laser focus can disrupt and innovate the educational systems that intentionally or unintentionally limits opportunities for students of color.
The Digital One Room Schoolhouse - DORS
The DORS program brings students of all ages, together to engage in unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics projects in a cohesive, rigorous and culturally competent STEM centered program.
Students work in teams and/or individually with a specifically selected set of online applications and hands on learning projects that stretches a child’s knowledge by building news skills on top of their existing knowledge.
The Calculus Roundtable Team
Jim Hollis, Director and Founder of The Calculus Roundtable
Jim is as a school reformer and a social entrepreneur who has worked with some of this country's largest school districts, as well as some of the smallest. Jim has helped to incubate scores of education startups and consulted with state department's of education on data quality and fiscal planning at the site level.
Jim directs the executive functions of the organization as well as the coordination, management and administration of the Integrated Technology solutions and services for schools, districts and foundations.
Jim is the former Director of the Innovation Incubator at Pivot Learning Partners. He's also a founding board member of one of the most innovative charter schools in the Bay Area Community School for Creative Education (the first public Waldorf charter school on the West Coast)The Digital One Room School is a project of the Calculus Roundtable Founded and Directed by Jim Hollis.
David N. Roach, Director of Community Development for the Calculus Roundtable
David serves as the Community Development Director for many of our most important projects. David contributes to engagements with high family and or community touch. As a former school teacher in both East Palo Alto and Oakland California school districts, David is attuned to the needs of under resourced families, striving for academic excellence. He also manages our workforce pathway and internships database.
David is a facilitator, educator, entrepreneur, curriculum developer and instructional coach. In his 20 year career in education, he has dedicated his efforts to empowering children and families of color. In his spare time David is the Co-founder of the Oakland International Film Festival, and is a board member of Mo'Better Foods.
David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Morehouse College.