On August 18th, our entire PUSD Teaching Community came together for Convocation in the Alan Harvey Theater, with Molly Schroeder as our keynote speaker on “Living in Beta”.
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education. She is the Director of Staff Development and Programming with the EdTechTeam.
Her keynote challenged us to ask ourselves how students would define the culture of our classrooms? How would we define the learning process for students? Living in Beta means that we allow students to participate in a process of learning, where failure is an expectation. World changing innovation happens when we give people freedom to fail, learn and relaunch. As teachers we are constantly Living in Beta and adapting to the needs of our students. We need to provide permission-less innovation and empower teachers and students to change the world one iteration at a time.