Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive! Highlights of the #BadgeSummit Keynote by @MeenoRami

“What draws us here is we believe in the power of creating environments where students can thrive.” – Meeno Rami

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Each day I will embed presentations or interviews that made an impression on me or share some exciting tweets and education technology news. Below I have embedded Valerie Lewis’ recording of Meeno Rami’s keynote from the Badge Summit pre-ISTE conference event. I have also included highlights from those who attended the inspiring and thought-provoking keynote. Meeno shared her thoughts and ideas on how we name, measure, and increase access to learning. One of her most powerful moments was sharing what we value in schools (grades, test scores, gpa, etc.) versus what we should value (solving problems, cultivating curiosity, learning how to learn, etc.). Meeno also shared how “Badging helps us move beyond the limits of our language and name things of value to the learner.” Her ideas, experiences, and examples inspires us to think about our own learning environments in our classrooms and schools and determine how we can create communities where students thrive because we value what matters most.

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Highlighted Tweets

Wakelet is a great free curation tool to capture thoughts, reflections, and reactions from Twitter during a keynote and presentation. These are some of the highlights from Meeno Rami’s keynote.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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