On Feb 28 - Mar 1, the 2014 LearnLaunch Conference kicked off with the CueThink team in attendance. We had an amazing time and met so many talented folks all passionate about digital learning - from educators to students to investors, the energy at the conference was incredible. Here are a few takeaways we learned while at the conference:
@Petersanc says “Technology can be a $1,000 pencil if the teachers can’t use it”.
Wise words from the superintendent of Natick. In order for our technology to get off the ground, teachers need to be on board as well. Just goes to show the importance of simple, effective professional development.
@aaronfeuer says “Love of learning is a success metric we should measure”.
While we continue to toss around ideas about metrics and what data will be meaningful for teachers, we can’t forget that the student’s experience on our app builds the foundation for development. It is encouraging to hear other folks share a similar mindset regarding student-centered learning. Making a big splash in the industry should not be the focal point of edtech, building a love for learning and achieving student success should.
@chrs_dede says “Less teaching by telling, more learning by listening. We have tech capability to do more experiential, situational. Can customize to each student.”
As we continue to gather great feedback from teachers, we know we want to tailor our platform to appeal to a diverse range of students. The four step problem solving path we have is a good framework, but we hope to refine it more and continue to build upon the platform in order to connect with all learning levels.
We hope to be part of the conference again next year!