#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Apr 27 – Accelerating Student Technology Invention & Innovation for Scalable Impact
Join VentureWell on Wednesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter discussion about:…
Teaching has been trapped in old, slowly evolving models for hundreds of years now. Suddenly, those models are being completely rethought out on the cutting edge, thanks to recent leaps in technology and high-speed communication.
Agile methodologies, borrowed from fields like software engineering, are acting as templates for how these old education models can be improved. These same agile methodologies are being used to quickly experiment on our ideas about how people learn, and allow for faster re-examination of teaching practices than ever before.
Hack Reactor introduces the idea of “rapid-iteration teaching”, which describes a philosophy of data- and outcome-driven thinking, which you can apply to every level of the field of teaching. Read up on the topic in a separate blog post, and join us for a twitter chat on Wednesday, February 12, at 8 PM EST, using #BigBeacon.
We will be discussing the evolution of education and rapid-iteration teaching as an agile and effective pedagogical solution that truly challenges the status quo.
For the #BigBeacon Twitter chats, we allow our manifesto to guide our conversations, spur discussion, and initiate change. We invite and welcome everyone to participate: students, teachers,
STEM professionals, professors, and parents alike. Join us to challenge the status quo as we meet weekly to discuss topics related to transforming engineering education.
Our guest host will be from Hack Reactor, an innovative program that offers a computer science degree for the 21st century. Hack Reactor turns talented programmers into real software engineers over 12 weeks in San Francisco, and new classes begin
every 7 weeks.
Follow Marcus on Twitter: @mracus.
If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, don’t worry; it’s very easy. First, get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, and log in. At 8 PM ET on Wednesday go to twitter.com and type #BigBeacon into the search box on Twitter. Thereafter all the tweets with the hashtag #BigBeacon will show up on your Twitter page. To participate, simply express your opinion by sending a tweet, and be sure to append the hashtag #BigBeacon so other members of the Twitter Chat see you are posting. Alternatively, automate the hashtag search and append feature by using the free service Tchat. For more information, read a longer post about #BigBeacon Twitter Chats here.
We’ve created a summary of the chat using Storify that you can review here.