LeVar Burton has been capturing the attention of fans and industry peers alike for the past three decades. Whether acting, directing, producing or writing, Burton has achieved success not only in television and film, but also in the online and social-networking space.
Distinguished Speaker: Mark Milliron – SXSWedu 2012
Using Technology to Make Learning Personal The hype around the use technology to “transform” traditional learning is everywhere and exhausting. Ironically, what technology might be best used for is to enable what we’ve long known works well in teaching and learning: engagement. It also might be best used to help stimulate what we’ve long known is a key to student success: academic tenacity. Most of all, all this technology might actually make learning more personal, optimizing our face to face time with students. Come join a conversion about all of this and more as we explore the strategic use of data analytics, digital curricular curation, “flip” models, competency-based progression, and more.
Keynote: Arne Duncan – SXSWedu 2012
Arne Duncan was nominated to be secretary of education by President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Jan. 20, 2009. Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Education, Duncan served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, a position to which he was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley, from June 2001 through December 2008, becoming the longest-serving big-city education superintendent in the country.
Distinguished Speaker: Catherine Casserly – SXSWedu 2012
The Power of Open: Creative Commons Licensing and its Global Impact This session will explore the role of “Open” in the world of content and learning. What is open licensing? How does “Openness” differ from online learning in general? What are the potential policy impacts of openness? How can openly licensed data on student learning impact feedback loops and improvement cycles? What are the latest developments in open licensing that hold promise for significant impact on teaching and learning?