EP 73 - Breaking Educators into the Metaverse
Feat. Vriti Saraf, Founder of k20 Educators
This interview is part of the series of research interviews on the education crisis and how we can solve it. If you want to hear the other experts, please see our education thesis.
Are you an #educator curious about Web3's potential for #education?
You are going to want to hear this episode...
After a career as a lifelong educator, having served as a teacher with Teach for America, a dean & network director at a network of Public Charter School, Vriti Saraf wanted to create a global education system free of silos, by connecting educators across countries.
But when the pandemic hit, she knew this was going to have to happen virtually.
So she set out to create a social learning community for global educators called k20 Educators. First she started with the by creating an immersive virtual conference in the City of Learning, then created the first twitter spaces conference running 24 hours a day.
But now she has created the Eduverse in #web3 - a free immersive virtual social learning community for educators to access global knowledge & the brilliance of one another.
They offer programs to engage educators, like masterminds, think tanks, incubators, and conferences, and a community of educators from all over the world.
If we plan on fixing education, we are going to have to work together.
What You Will Learn In This Episode
Why silos exist in education and how they rob teachers of their powers
How educators can have more innovative research practices
How Web3 and the metaverse will change education
Where to find to leading resources for education and technology
and much more...
Full show notes, transcripts, and resources can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/73
Connect With Vriti Saraf:
(00:00) - Introduction
(01:25) - k20's Mission
(01:56) - Why do silos exist in education?
(05:11) - How the education systems robs teachers of agency and creativity
(07:34) - How is education siloed from other industries like tech?
(10:39) - How teachers are taught
(13:20) - What is the k20 eduverse?
(16:57) - What is the metaverse?
(19:14) - Creating the City of Learning
(21:16) - A 24 hour education conference on Twitter
(25:09) - How educators can have more innovative research practices
(31:32) - How Teach for America transformed Vriti
(35:48) - How Vriti went from educator to founder
(38:28) - The power of virtual relationships
(41:30) - How Web3 will change education
(52:37) - Must hear advice for founders and educators alike
(53:51) - Call to action
(55:15) - How to push the world to Evolve