BloomBoard was recently invited by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group to attend their 2018 annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia. We were among a small group of companies selected to participate in the Innovation Showcase.
How can we help unlock educators’ career and compensation potential? CEO Sanford Kenyon joined the #WBGMeetings to share more about the work @BloomBoard is doing to support training & advancement opportunities for educators. Learn more at https://t.co/EaZEPfcfnL #Innovate4Dev pic.twitter.com/jivFL79nSH— World Bank (@WorldBank) October 15, 2018
Sanford Kenyon, BloomBoard’s CEO, shared his insights on a panel discussion, How Can New Technologies Disrupt Education? led by World Bank Group’s Head of the Global Practice of Education, Jaime Saavedra.
“Technology is an enabler not a replacement for teachers” —Sanford Kenyon, CEO, @BloomBoard #Innovate4Dev @WorldBank @JaimeSaavedra22 #WBGMeetings pic.twitter.com/SU6Z4HAAbf— World Bank Education (@WBG_Education) October 13, 2018
We need 69 million new teachers in the next 10 years – that’s the tough math according to @BloomBoard CEO and they all need to teach strong digital skills says @GoogleIndonesia #Innovate4Dev @WorldBank @JaimeSaavedra22 #WBGMeetings— Jeremy Hillman (@jeremyhillman) October 13, 2018
Sanford also took part in the Digital Economy For All panel discussion.
Had a great week at the @WorldBank Annual Meeting #WBGMeetings #microcredentials pic.twitter.com/HifqETEWIe— BloomBoard (@BloomBoard) October 13, 2018
We even had a nice chat with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, where he told us, “I know that micro-credentialing matters!”
BloomBoard CEO, Sanford Kenyon and @WorldBank President, @JimYongKim at the Innovation Showcase where we discussed micro-credentialing #AM2018 #WorldBank #WBGMeetings pic.twitter.com/WIDn1Mpt9z— BloomBoard (@BloomBoard) October 13, 2018
We invited top innovators to our Annual Meetings in #Indonesia this week to showcase how technology can accelerate progress toward #financialinclusion and build #humancapital. Great to hear about their work. pic.twitter.com/py8beKBI0C— Archive: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (@JimYongKimWBG) October 12, 2018
This World Bank Group Annual Meeting’s theme centered around investing in people — through health, education, and skills development to end poverty. It reaffirmed BloomBoard’s approach of helping organizations provide meaningful professional learning experiences, improving how they support, scale, and grow effective teachers. We believe in investing in our educators. By making teachers more effective, we of course do a better job as a society in reaching and teaching our students — our future.