What is gotLearning?

Why exactly did we create Growth Over Time Learning (gotLearning)? As with anything, there is a story. Our founder, Mike Rutherford, returned to the classroom after many years in the private sector. Mike found that the classroom had definitely changed. Each of his students now had a laptop and access to the internet. The amount of qualitative data that he had to manage as a classroom teacher was incredible. Mike’s problem was not with quantitative data – the SIS and grade book did a great job of keeping grades and attendance. It was the qualitative data that was overwhelming. This included: notebooks, paper assignments, conversations with students, emails, feedback on rough drafts, student reflections, corrections, conferring notes, work stored on EdTech learning apps, videos, podcasts¬† and countless of naming and organizational systems of documents and folders on cloud apps etc.¬†

Trying to keep track of all these places where learning data is kept was a task just for one student. However, Mike had a 135 students!

gotLearning was created to help teachers and students be more efficient and effective with their learning conversations.

Student learning is in our DNA. Enough so that a former student of our founder created the Growth Over Time Learning logo and even provided this pictorial description. Thanks Daiki Shinomiya!

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