Join us in a twitter chat about the connection between assessment, credentials, and equity. We will be using both the hashtags #whatcounts and #fight4edu, so that we can continue the conversation along with the livestream workshop “Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning?” starting at 1:00 pm EST, with Anya Kamenetz (author of The Test and lead digital education reporter for NPR), Leah Gilliam (VP of Strategy and Innovation for Girls Who Code and former director of Mozilla's Hive NYC Learning Network), and a representative from LaGuardia Community College who will discuss holistic assessment as a way to support and encourage deep learning.
Twitter Chat Discussion Leaders
- Sheryl Grant (Moderator), Director of Social Networking for the Digital Media and Learning Competition, @slgrant
- Bernard Bull, Assistant Vice President of Academics & Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin and author and consultant on topics related to educational innovation (books coming out this summer: What Really Matters: Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, Missional Moonshots: Insights and Inspiration in Educational Innovation, and Learning Beyond Letter Grades: promising Practices in Assessment), @bdean1000
- Anne Derryberry, Designer/producer of game-based and social media-supported learning & communications systems, @aderryberry
- Alex Halavais, Associate Professor of Social Technologies in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University, @halavais
- Dan Hickey, Professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology, and Program Coordinator of the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University Bloomington, @dthickey
- Michael Olneck, Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, @molneck
- Sarah Zeller-Berkman, Coordinator of the Connected Credentials Project for Mozilla Hive, and Director of the Intergenerational Change Initiative at CUNY Graduate Center, @szbsarah
Twitter Chat Resources and Reflections
Prior to the twitter chat, we encourage you to review the following articles and blog posts about credentialing and assessments:
- Recognizing Democratic Merit in the Age of Reputation
- Transcending Conventional Credentialing and Assessment Paradigms with Information-Rich Digital Badges
- Whom Will Digital Badges Empower? Sociological Perspectives on Digital Badges
- Can Badges Help Schools (and Society) Recover from Credentialism?
- The Future of Education Credentials: 5 Potential Influencers
- A Personal History of Open Badges in 50 Articles
- Are Some Learning Pathways Superior to Others?
- Is there a Testing Crisis in CBE?