ASU GSV: Highlights From the 10th Annual Summit

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Two weeks ago, we went to San Diego, California, for the 10th Annual ASU GSV Summit. The meeting gathers together stakeholders from across the edtech industry to network, learn, and innovate to create a better future for learners.

Many of the panels focused on equity and inclusion, including a conversation about tolerance with four students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

HMH’s CEO, Jack Lynch, moderated a panel on equity in the K–12 space, specifically addressing the impact poverty has on the classroom. Panelists included two superintendents and a member of the Gates Foundation who discussed the ways schools and districts can seek to close the gaps. There was a strong focus on the importance of early education in lifting underprivileged students up and supporting their success.

HMH’s Chief Learning Officer, Rose Else-Mitchell, participated in a panel on the future of voice computing in the classroom alongside other thought leaders in the field of educational voice technology.

At her book party, Esther Wojcicki, “Godmother of Silicon Valley” and author of the forthcoming How to Raise Successful People, spoke about the importance of inspiring independent, creative thought in the classroom.

Although we weren’t able to make it to every session, those we did see inspired us—and showed us exciting new ways that we can help educators shape the future.


Read more about our experience at ASU GSV 2019.

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