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.
Permission to be human, relationships, giving, gratitude=happiness. Let’s teach our children that this is the definition of success, not college admissions. #ASUGSV2019 @TalBenShahar
— Kim Diorio (@KimberlyDiorio) April 8, 2019
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.
Not a dry eye in the house listening to these Marjory Stoneman Douglas students talk about teaching about hate and tolerance #ASUGSV2019 pic.twitter.com/KGEctTmybv
— Beth DeVos (@beth_devos) April 11, 2019
"Being a good citizen: it's easy to love and help others that look like us. What are we doing to help and love others that don't look like us?" - @common #ASUGSV2019 #asugsvsummit2019
— Jenn Petraglia 🌟 (@Jenn_Petraglia) April 10, 2019
Education is the way out of poverty - Geoffrey Canada #ASUGSV2019 pic.twitter.com/VXUyN0zgRS
— Leah Jewell (@LeahJewell1) April 11, 2019
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.
Henry Hipps of @gatesfoundation discusses at #ASUGSV2019 how education inequities are deeply connected to real estate and property inequities--and how some districts have started open enrollment as a response. pic.twitter.com/1waKzAdgrX
— Houghton Mifflin (@HMHCo) April 9, 2019
Invest aggressively in early childhood education--with teachers who understand how to teach holistically--to improve graduation rates, advises @MiamiSup at @asugsvsummit pic.twitter.com/lcX0XDyS2k
— Onalee (@edu_onalee) April 9, 2019
@DrLisaHerring if we know investing in early education has the greatest impact on a child’s academic success, why aren’t we doing this equitably across all states? #ASUGSV2019 pic.twitter.com/WpfoLxlnqk
— Amy Dunkin (@amyldunkin) April 9, 2019
“We do not have enough male educators. We need more,” says @DrLisaHerring on how teachers serve as role models for their students and how important representation is in teaching faculty. #ASUGSV2019 pic.twitter.com/kfbKjohH9S
— Houghton Mifflin (@HMHCo) April 9, 2019
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.
Voice Computing: The New Frontier in Learning with @rosepink @asugsvsummit @HMHCo #thelearningcompany pic.twitter.com/IxDAG9QOqO
— Stevin Smith (@stevin_hmh) April 8, 2019
“It’s important to be doing responsible innovation when it comes to voice,” summarizes Shravan Goli of @coursera #ASUGSV19 pic.twitter.com/u8YclnjsHQ
— Onalee (@edu_onalee) April 8, 2019
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.
“Students have to stop being bossed around and controlled. [. . .] Our lives are not a series of tests, they’re a series of projects,” advises @EstherWojcicki at the #HowToRaiseSuccessfulPeople book launch at #ASUGSV2019. Great to hear from Woj before her book is out in May! pic.twitter.com/XUF9s4h7GC
— Houghton Mifflin (@HMHCo) April 8, 2019
Celebrating the fabulous @EstherWojcicki and her new book #TRICK #thewojway #moonshots pic.twitter.com/QYKm4YXPGu
— Rosamund (@rosepink) April 11, 2019
How exciting to meet the mother of the three super star daughters, @EstherWojcicki! And I got one of the first copies (plus it’s signed!) Her message is so important and I am so excited to read her book. #ASUGSV2019 #asugsvsummit2019 #ASUGSV #ASUGSV pic.twitter.com/x63IqftygJ
— Ami Shah (@amishahdotca) April 9, 2019
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.
@MiamiSup at #ASUGSV2019: “Our teachers are the freedom fighters of today’s America who will make or break the success of our children” #educationequity pic.twitter.com/4AKJaHcQC0
— Bianca Olson (@biancaolson) April 9, 2019
Read more about our experience at ASU GSV 2019.