“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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— Valerie Lewis (@iamvlewis) June 22, 2019
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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