ISTE 2017: 2gno.me Offers A Platform For Skills Intelligence And More
New York based 2gno.me is a professional and student development tool that starts with a soft skills assessment.
“Soft skills determine up to 80% of professional success, yet gaps in self-awareness about skills like communication, courage, passion, leadership impede ability to recognize blind spots and achieve success.” the company says.
A soft skills assessment is the starting point for 2gno.me. Quick, easy to understand self evaluations can be found on their website. These assessments take a look at: communication, courage, curiosity, being happy at work, honesty, impact, innovation, judgement, passion and selflessness. Whether a teacher or a student, these short form assessments are the launch point with 2gno.me.
After the assessments, 2gno.me then offers a PD dashboard which includes relevant content and training from a variety of learning resources to assist with self improvement.
For teachers, 2gno.me has developed their tools around the ISTE Standards For Teachers. They use these standards as a baseline and have developed methodologies across 23 teaching competencies that they’ve grouped into 5 sections: learning and creativity, assessments, modeling, digital citizenship, and professional growth. Using these standards, 2gno.me is a great tool at both the school wide and district wide level.
When used as a school wide or district wide tool for teacher development, administrators both at the school and district level can take the relevant data from 2gno.me in order to offer better aligned professional development resources and events to help in key areas. 2gno.me can also be used to identify school wide or district wide problems. For instance if an entire schools’ teachers report that they are unhappy at work, the district may need to take a closer look at that school’s administration.
2gno.me provides a comprehensive snapshot that show an entire group’s skillset. These snapshots help administrators understand where their teachers are with relevant benchmarks. Administrators can also quickly identify leaders in certain competencies and even better understand teacher pairings that make sense. This tool, at the district level could be instrumental in making sure each school in the district has a well rounded faculty.
Come chat with the folks from 2gno.me at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio , June 25th-28th, booth #3256 or online at 2gno.me