Jaguar Kristeller wears yellow crocs with socks in -40C Alaskan winters. He grew up helping his family build their house and spent more time sculpting robots in the garage than sitting in classes at school. After graduating from MIT with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2016, he then retired to his handmade house in the back of a 2008 Chevy Express box truck. He's now a Chinese speaker, and became a cool kid by dedicating himself to helping education systems become less fear-based.
Evolve Beyond Grade-Based Education and Support Virtual Learning Communities With a Spreadsheet
So you've noticed the education infrastructure we've inherited isn't quite up for the new challenges. GPA is outdated, and we need to transition institutions to a more collaborative paradigm. To evolve beyond GPA, we need to build credit ramps! Developed in a Beijing high school, the MATRIX is a credentials converter that bridges GPA, competency-based assessment, and micro-certifications. Using a collaborative spreadsheet of links, it open sources teaching materials, cultivates self-directed learning skills with the habit of documentation, and shares learning evidence through a communal portfolio. If you're a teacher bound by GPA looking to encourage self-directed learning and peer-to-peer teaching - or a hacker seeking to create an index matching community of hackers and their skills, join this workshop! You will learn to set up a MATRIX, compile grades, competencies, and certifications from a course, and add recently learned skills from the conference into a HOPE 2020 MATRIX.