Author: Jessie Woolley-Wilson

A Moment to Reflect

April 30, 2013 by

Jessie Woolley-Wilson_Photo I recently had the honor of accepting the prestigious ASU/GSV Return on Education Award for “Best STEM Ed Software” on behalf of DreamBox Learning at the Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz.  It’s these moments that allow you to briefly hit the pause button and reflect on the opportunities, challenges and accomplishments that fuel the drive and passion to enhance the way the world learns.  As I held the award, it became clear to me that we – as an industry — need to yield even bigger returns.  We owe it to our kids.  We owe it to our teachers.  We owe it to ourselves.

We’re seeing great strides in the area of student achievement at the intersection of improved competency-based education models and new learning technologies.  Many educators are familiar with how to implement competency-based approaches in the classroom, but it’s also important to understand how well-designed technologies and digital curricula can support competency-based learning for students.  The blend is simply magic. (more…)

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