Scientix webinar: It’s a Game Changer!

The webinar “It’s a game changer! How to motivate and engage students with game based learning.”took place in the Scientix online meeting room on 13 April 2018 at 17:00 Central European Time. Webinar outline: Calculus is critical to degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), yet it has one of the highest failure rates of any university course, according to the Mathematical Association of America. What’s more, calculus ranked number one on the list of courses most disliked by students, according to College Stats. These alarming trends have educators turning to game-based learning to improve students’ success rates, not to mention their attitudes towards mathematics. Join long-time gaming enthusiast, professor and developer André Thomas and award-winning mathematics teacher Panagiota Argyri to explore ways in which game-based learning can be used to motivate and engage students and push them to go for the epic win, in this case subject mastery. During this webinar, Mr Thomas discusses research in game-based learning and shares tips for utilising games in the classroom. Ms Argyri highlights her experience using Variant: Limits, Triseum’s calculus game, in the STEM Ahead Competition, and European Schoolnet’s Game-Based Validation Study. About the presenters: André Thomas’s passion for game-based learning resonates inside and outside of the classroom. He founded and serves as the director of the LIVE Lab in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University, where he also teaches game design, game development and interactive graphics techniques. In 2014, he founded Triseum, where he serves as CEO and leads the creation of its award-winning academic video games. He is an EdTech Leadership award winner, National Academy of Sciences board member, National Arts Education Association lead instructor, and Chillennium Game Jam chair. André also has been invited to speak at numerous education and technology events both in the US and abroad, including SXSW, TEDx, ASU-GSV, BETT and European Schoolnet. His game-based learning insights and ideas are featured in the Huffington Post, Austin Business Journal, eCampus News and Learning Solutions Magazine, to name a few. Previously he was Head of Graphics for EA Sports Football games (including NCAA, Head Coach, NFL Tour and Madden, the longest running and most successful sports franchise in games industry). He also created graphics for such notable films as Men in Black, Con Air, Independence Day, Valiant, Ant Bully and Tomorrow Never Dies. An award-winning mathematics teacher in primary and secondary education, Panagiota Argyri has researched and applied games in her classrooms to inspire students, as well as boost curriculum knowledge and retention. Her commitment to innovation in teaching and learning is exemplified in her work as a tutor for teachers to help them embrace advances in education and as an author of educational and pedagogical materials and scenarios for STEM lessons. She led her students through Europe’s STEM Ahead competition and published numerous science papers both in Greece and across Europe. She is a Triseum Game-Based Learning Teacher of the Year award winner and also participated in the European Schoolnet Game-Based Learning Validation Study. Panagiota holds two Master’s degrees, including a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Mathematics.

Mary Jo Madda, Creative Strategy Manager, Google: Lunch Keynote at Datapalooza 2017

Mary Jo Madda is currently the Creative Strategy Manager for the Code Next team at Google, where she works to create free computer science education programs for black and Latino/Hispanic students. She recently joined Google after four years at edtech news organization EdSurge, where she was the Director of Audience Development and Senior Editor. At the start of her career, Mary Jo taught middle school math/science with Teach for America’s Houston corps (specifically KIPP Houston) and later with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at St. Cyril of Jerusalem School, where she also served as an administrator, curriculum coordinator, and decathlon coach. Following her years teaching, she was a member of the ScratchED team at the MIT Media Lab, was an instructional coach with MATCH Charter Schools, and served as one of four founding Education Entrepreneurship Fellows at the Harvard University Innovation Lab while piloting an educational media start-up. She was also a fellow in the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute. Mary Jo has an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She was featured on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for 2016 for her work at EdSurge, and has presented at TEDx Chicago, SXSWedu, and Stanford University.

EdTech Hack kick off

How do socio-emotional aspects effect learning? How to use AI in a sustainable way in education? We asked these questions from the AI researcher Timo Honkela from the university of Helsinki, Juha Ollila from Mightifier app. From UX designer Chitrak Mitra we learned that designing for children requires specific expertise on several fields. These sparkling experts of their fields kicked off Metka EdTech Hack. More inspiration follows on webinars and in the EdTech Hack Facebook group. Join the hackathon on April 5.-7.2018 in Helsinki!

Меняй себя через свои привычки | Дмитрий Мацкевич | TEDxLavrushinskyLn

Дмитрий Мацкевич, рассказывает о способности мозга противодействовать нашим волевым решениям и о своем опыте борьбы с этим механизмом через создание положительных привычек и «взлом» отрицательных. Дмитрий Мацкевич – серийный предприниматель, инвестор, лектор, эксперт в области поведенческой психологии, нейробиологии и искусственного интеллекта. Со-основатель таких компаний как 1minute (платформа для благотворительного маркетинга), relap (№1 платформа рекомендаций контента как сервис для b2b), flocktory (лидирующая маркетинг платформа для ecommerce – продана в 2017 году в NASDAQ: QIWI), dbrain.io (платформа для обучения нейронных сетей). Серийный предприниматель, инвестор, лектор, эксперт в области поведенческой психологии, нейробиологии и искусственного интеллекта. Со-основатель таких компаний как 1minute (платформа для благотворительного маркетинга), relap (№1 платформа рекомендаций контента как сервис для b2b), flocktory (лидирующая маркетинг платформа для ecommerce – продана в 2017 году в NASDAQ: QIWI), dbrain.io (платформа для обучения нейронных сетей). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

How The Robots Ignite A Human Revolution | Christina “CK” Kerley | TEDxBend

In this TEDx Talk, CK explores how the Robots will liberate us, Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize us—and Automation will humanize us. Powerhouse speaker, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley pushes Fortune 500s AHEAD of the curve through the 10+ tech that will dominate the next 10 years. Through her signature “edu-taining” style, she educates and entertains her audiences, and has keynoted at Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Amazon, E*TRADE, The United Nations, Best Buy, The Ad Council, Prudential, CIO, SIM, ANA, and the IAB. A top-rated faculty member at Rutgers Business School for Executive Education, CK guest lectures at many prestigious schools and has published several eBooks. Through her pro bono program, ImpaCKt, she works to give a leading edge to underserved groups by partnering with similarly-focused organizations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Indian Education System needs a serious makeover | Paresh Gupta | TEDxYouth@SangamSchool

Even though India is developing with rapid pace, the Indian Education System still lags behind, struggling to evolve with time. The Education System of the country still follows the inherited coursebooks, syllabuses and methodologies which are fading away with development hence, we do not see change, says Paresh Gupta at TEDxYouthSangamSchool, raising a crucial and bold issue. This talk by Paresh Gupta outlines various flaws and problems of the Indian Education System and effective solutions to these very problems. Watch Paresh Gupta’s revolutionary talk which indeed is an eye-opener to many. He also mentions about the practical implications of the solutions at Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Commerce, GCEC, his institution, focusing on practical approaches to education where the institution goes bookless making the institution one of its kind across India. Paresh Gupta is a first attempt Chartered Accountant and a merit holder MBA from London School of Business and Finance. He is also a trained financial modeller from Operis UK, rated amongst the top 20 credit research analysts team in Europe and has various international research publications to his credit. He has over 13 years of experience in strategic advisory, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure consulting, financial restructuring and business research across Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA. Paresh has recently returned back to India to start his entrepreneurial journey and founded a 3 times national award winning company SHArP Edge Learning. Paresh Gupta is a first attempt Chartered Accountant and a merit holder MBA from London School of Business and Finance. He is also a trained financial modeler from Operis UK, rated amongst the top 20 credit research analysts team in Europe and has various international research publications to his credit. He has over 13 years of experience in strategic advisory, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure consulting, financial restructuring and business research across Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA. Paresh has recently returned back to India to start his entrepreneurial journey and founded a 3 times national award winning company SHArP Edge Learning. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Is College Still Worth It? | Jason Lange | TEDxWilmingtonED

As technology continues to accelerate change, will the traditional college model be able to keep up? Why might college no longer be worth it for many of our nation’s kids, and what might they consider doing instead? Jason Lange is the Co-Founder and President of BloomBoard, an education technology company focused on empowering educator success through personalized, competency-based learning. Prior to founding BloomBoard, Jason worked in finance as an investment banking Analyst and then as a private equity Associate before going to graduate school. While in graduate school, Jason worked as a Summer Associate at NewSchools Venture Fund, where he supported the development of the initial edtech investment thesis for the NewSchools Seed Fund (now Reach Capital). Jason received a BA in psychology and philosophy from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and an MA in Education from Stanford University School of Education. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Are men smarter than women? Do white people work harder? | Bode Bamkole | TEDxGuildford

Are men smarter than women? Do white people work harder than ethnic minorities? And does a paid education entitle you to better opportunities? Bode Bamkole asks these questions of our education system in the context of diversity. He lays out the real problems that students, teachers and the education system face at large and discusses why, through the use of technology, we’re finally in a position to tackle these issues. Bode has founded Study Streak in an attempt to bring these solutions to life. Website: www.studystreak.co.uk Social Media: Facebook: @studystreak Instagram: @studystreakk Twitter: @studystreak. Bode is an Economics Graduate from the University of Nottingham. He currently works at KPMG and is the founder of Study Streak, an Edtech company dedicated to addressing education disparities by race, income and gender through an innovative and comprehensive programme. Having benefited from a good education himself, he has made it a goal to make quality education accessible to as many people as possible. His energy and commitment have seen him turn this idea for better education into a rapidly growing project with quality content, supported by a growing team. Bode hopes to continue to develop his skills in the financial sector and use them to achieve Study Streak’s long-term vision of being a top quality education provider. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

The Power of Gamification in Education | Scott Hebert | TEDxUAlberta

Scott Hebert is a teacher in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada. In this talk he addresses why the modern education system is experiencing an engagement crisis, and how we can solve it through a new approach in teaching. #GameMyClass Scott Hebert is a local middle school teacher, author, former TEDx speaker and educational innovator from Fort Saskatchewan where he teaches at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School. He has been on a crusade since beginning his career in 2009 to rid the stereotypes and archaic expectations of school. In 2013, he was awarded the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award for his efforts in elementary physical education. He then moved into middle school sciences. After a year of planning, in 2015, Scott unveiled his latest effort to connect students to their education using the upcoming teaching methodology of gamification. Subsequently, his program was named the Best Gamified Project in Education globally in 2015 by the World Gamification Congress. His class has gained local, provincial, and international attention for its unique approach to answering the engagement crisis many of today’s student face. Scott’s speaking style uses humour, honesty and personal experience to connect with his audience. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

The Effective Use of Game-Based Learning in Education | Andre Thomas | TEDxTAMU

André Thomas designs and researches the creation of games for higher education, targeting difficult subjects such as Calculus to help students succeed. His approach helps increase success rates by 20% and more. He will share his approach and findings in this talk while providing an overview of the effectiveness of Game-Based learning. André Thomas’ passion for game-based learning resonates inside and outside of the classroom. He founded and serves as the director of the LIVE Lab in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University, where he also teaches game design, game development and interactive graphics techniques. In 2014, he founded Triseum, where he serves as CEO and leads the creation of its award winning academic video games. He is an EdTech Leadership award winner, National Academy of Sciences board member, National Arts Education Association lead instructor, and Chillennium Game Jam chair. André also has been invited to speak at numerous education and technology events both in the U.S. and abroad, including SXSW, TEDx, ASU-GSV, BETT and European Schoolnet. His game-based learning insights and ideas are featured in the Huffington Post, Austin Business Journal, eCampus News and Learning Solutions Magazine, to name a few. With more than 20 years in CGI production, André has worked around the world on legendary video games, live action feature films and memorable commercials. Previously he was Head of Graphics for EA Sports Football games (including NCAA, Head Coach, NFL Tour and Madden, the longest running and most successful sports franchise in games industry). He also created graphics for such notable films as Men in Black, Con Air, Independence Day, Valiant, Ant Bully and Tomorrow Never Dies. Follow André on twitter at @athomas_tr. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Anthony Salcito, Digital Transformation Keynote Address | Bett MEA 2018

Mr. Anthony Salcito, Vice President – Worldwide Education, Microsoft, presents his Digital Transformation keynote at Bett Middle East and Africa 2018 Technology has changed the way we all learn. Our schools and learning environments have greater potential to empower every student to learn at their own pace, in their own way, with insights driving a more personal connection. This address shares how technology will power the future of personalized and predictive learning environments and empower educators and schools to shift the dynamics of the traditional school and classroom. The era of automation is winding down…the time for true transformation is upon us.

Welcome, ISTE Members!

CEO Richard Culatta, of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), welcomes ISTE members to the community! ISTE membership provides a platform for educators, leaders and experts to access curated tools, build skills, connect and create with peers, and to participate as volunteers and content creators. Easily access your member benefits in one place. Visit iste.org/ISTE-Central today!

Jennie Magiera is excited for #ISTE18 in Chicago!

ISTE 2017 keynote speaker and Chief Program Officer at EdTechTeam, Jennie Magiera, shares her excitement for the upcoming #ISTE18 conference in her hometown, Chicago, IL! The conference program has now been launched, and it includes more than 1,200 edtech experts, eager to share their wisdom with you! Educators, join us at the epicenter of edtech on June 24-27, 2018: Register now at isteconference.org! P.S. For Jennie’s own restaurant recommendations in Chi-town, check out bit.ly/jennielovesfood. We can’t wait to see you there!

Engaging Millennials to Support Education | SXSW EDU 2018

Engaging Millennials to Support Education at SXSW EDU 2018, featuring Nnamdi Asomugha and Derrick Feldmann, discuss the current state of education and how a generation can support educational advancement for all of America’s youth. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “Engaging Millennials to Support Education” Video Overview: Education is the cornerstone of success and in order to help people succeed they need access to quality education, regardless of their socioeconomic standing. In this discussion, Nnamdi Asomugha and Derrick Feldmann will discuss the current state of education and how a generation can support educational advancement for all of America’s youth. Nnamdi Asomugha is an actor, producer, philanthropist and former All-Pro NFL Player. Following a successful 11 year career in the NFL, Asomugha channeled his passion for film and television into a career in the entertainment industry. Asomugha has consistently used his platform to enact positive change in the community, and with his family established The Asomugha Foundation in 2010, a 501c(3) whose mission is to positively impact disadvantaged youth in the U.S. and underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa through education and empowerment. As part of the foundation, Asomugha established ACTS (Asomugha College Tour for Scholars) a mentorship program through which he annually takes a group of high-achieving high school students from underprivileged communities on a week-long trip to a different US city, to visit local colleges and universities. He has been honored for his philanthropic work with the NFL Players Association’s Man of the Year Award, The Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, to name a few. Derrick Feldmann is an entrepreneur and sought-after speaker, researcher, author and advisor on cause engagement. He founded Achieve to help organizations address pressing issues through strategic, data-driven fundraising and awareness campaigns. He is creator/lead researcher of the Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how millennials supports causes, and creator/producer of MCON, a national annual conference exploring how organizations turn engagement into movements. Derrick co-authored Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and Social Movements For Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change, contributes to Philanthropy News Digest and Huffington Post, and serves on the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Corporate Institute.

Fundraising While Millennial: Strategies & Secrets | SXSW EDU 2018

Fundraising While Millennial: Strategies & Secrets at SXSW EDU 2018, featuring Caroline Howard, Xiaohoa Michelle Ching, Evin Robinson, and Logan Cohen, share why they started, how to pitch and land funding and how to leverage that money into impact. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “Fundraising While Millennial: Strategies & Secrets”” Video Overview: Three young rock star founders of successful nonprofit and private education startups on why they started, how to pitch and land funding and how to leverage that money into impact.

The Moth | Stories of Schooling & Getting Schooled | SXSW EDU 2018

In collaboration with storytelling phenomenon The Moth, Stories of Schooling and Getting Schooled will feature four teachers telling true stories from their lives—journeys taken inside the classroom and outside of it. Teachers bring their lives into the classroom, and their classrooms into their lives. In exploring this intersection of teacher identity, The Moth will inspire listeners to find and share their own stories, launching a week of learning and connection at SXSW EDU.

Michael J. Sorrell | WE Over Me: From College to Movement | SXSW EDU 2018

SXSW EDU Keynote: WE over Me: From College to Movement In 2007, Paul Quinn College was a failing HBCU that had few students and seemingly a bleak future. By 2018, bolstered by a commitment to values and the belief in meeting students where they are, PQC has been transformed into one of the most innovative colleges in America. Join us as President Sorrell discusses how focusing on the needs of communities the school serves led to creating a new version of higher ed and the plan to build a network of Urban Work Colleges using Reality Based Education.

danah boyd SXSW EDU Keynote | What Hath We Wrought?

danah boyd’s SXSW EDU keynote, What Hath We Wrought?, takes a powerful look at media literacy, the widespread consumption of fake news and the cultural implications of media manipulation. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. More on this video: What Hath We Wrought? A decade ago, we imagined a world of participatory culture where youth would be empowered to actively and strategically use technology. Through peer/self-learning and formal education, young people have developed a well-informed understanding of the world through social media. However, this participatory culture can be unhealthy, cruel, and socially devastating. In this talk, I’ll explore unintended consequences of efforts to empower youth, media manipulation and literacy, polarization, and other issues. danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a research institute focused on understanding the role of data-driven technologies in society. She is also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing social and cultural inequities by understanding the relationship between technology and society. Her most recent books – “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” and “Participatory Culture in a Networked Age” – examine the intersection of everyday practices and social media. She is a 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council, and a Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University, a master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley.

Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes | Changing Guatemala | SXSW EDU 2018

Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes started Los Patojos (LP) in his parent’s house and grew it into a community center and school educating over 300 students. He’s now building an innovative campus with incubation labs, horticulture programs, culinary arts, and more. Hear how he’s shaping the future of Guatemala’s children by applying a holistic lens to everything LP does, battling brain-drain, and designing LP to be financially self-sustaining so he can open over 100 schools and change Guatemala.

Black Education in America | SXSW EDU 2018

A panel discussion of current issues, data, and trends in Pre-K through college with esteemed educational and civic leaders Chris Stewart (Wayfinder Foundation), Margaret Fortune (Fortune School of Education), Rehema Ellis (NBC News), and Howard Fuller (Marquette University). Chris Stewart (President & CEO, Wayfinder Foundation) Margaret Fortune (President & CEO, Fortune School of Education) Rehema Ellis (Senior Education Correspondent, NBC News) Howard Fuller (Distinguished Professor, Marquette University) When it comes to education, the black community faces many unique issues, including funding inequities, the achievement gap, students graduating from high school not ready for college or the workforce and access to great schools. This panel will discuss current issues, data, and trends in Pre-K through college with esteemed educational and civic leaders.

 

Equity Innovations for Low-Skill Adults | SXSW EDU 2018

36 million Americans have low skills in reading, math, and problem solving in technology rich environments. Upskilling is needed but the education and workforce training options available to adults are unequal. Innovators Lecester Johnson (Academy of Hope), Ilse Pollet, and Carrie Tupa (Texas Workforce Commission), will share how they are changing that paradigm. More About the Session: Lecester Johnson (CEO, Academy of Hope) Ilse Pollet (Executive Director, The Alliance for Language Learners’ Integration, Education, and Success (ALLIES)) Carrie Tupa (Strategic Planning & Accountability Coordinator, Texas Workforce Commission) 36 million Americans have low skills in reading, math, and problem solving in technology rich environments. The costs of these low skills to our nation’s productivity and to our nation’s political and social fabric are immense. People need to upskill, but the education and workforce development training options available to low-skill adults are often separate from and unequal to options for other adults. Learn from innovators from across the country who are changing that paradigm.

Educating Across the Aisle | SXSW EDU 2018

Exploring tangible programs that have broad support across political ideology and affiliation, Tobie Baker-Wright (Jobs for the Future), Mark Martin (Build Urban Prosperity), and Jeremiah Newell (Mobile Area Education Foundation), will share a focus on putting children, families, and communities first. More About the Session This panel explores tangible programs that have broad support across political ideology and affiliation. Although much of what we read, hear, and see presents polarized portrayals of the world, we know that more often than not there are many lines of similar thought and conviction that unite people and groups towards a common goal. The projects presented in this panel focus on putting children, families, and communities first, and politics and ideology a distant second.

That’s a Wrap! | SXSW EDU 2018

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

 

From DC to Memphis: Solving the #StudentDebtCrisis | SXSW EDU 2018

As a result of the $1.4T student loan crisis, employers across the nation are starting to offer student loan repayment as an employee benefit to improve the financial well being of their workers and a bill co-authored by U.S. Rep. Scott Peters would make this employer contribution tax free. Alex Smith (City of Memphis), Scott Thomspon (Tuition.io), and Representative Scott Peters (US House of Representatives) will discuss. About SXSW EDU The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Examining Our Faith in Educational Technology | SXSW EDU 2018

Hugh Norwood (Trinity Education Group), MaryEllen Elia (New York State Education Department), and Richard Culatta (ISTE) explore the efficacy and impact of “tech in ed.” Examining Our Faith in Educational Technology: Technology tools and companies are at the epicenter of a national political storm. There is a growing awareness that while technology can help, it can also hinder. Within education, policymakers and innovators alike are asking more of classroom technology and data than ever before. Yet questions of efficacy and impact remain. Is “tech in ed” always a good thing? Can its potential to transform finally be realized? About SXSW EDU The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

What Do Early Childhood Teachers Want from Tech? | SXSW EDU 2018

A DonorsChoose.org survey found that a majority of early learning teachers are eager to innovate with technology, and 93% want to use technology to further other innovations. This session will highlight practical and creative applications of what we have learned about tech use in early learning classrooms. Three early learning teachers will share how they use tech, from teaching coding to meeting special needs, to help all their students thrive.

Alaa Murabit SXSW EDU Keynote | Who Has the Right to Education?

With an eye on the intersection of education, conflict and emerging global issues, Dr. Murabit presents unique research & some recommendations and key strategies to move forward in today’s complex and changing educational landscape. Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. In 2016 she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders and co-founded The Omnis Institute, an independent non-profit organisation committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders. About SXSW EDU The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Jessica Lahey SXSW EDU Keynote | Teaching the Gift of Failure

Educator and author, Jessica Lahey’s SXSW EDU keynote Teaching the Gift of Failure breaks down research and factors on motivation, resilience and learning. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. More on this video: Veteran teacher, author, and education journalist Jessica Lahey breaks down the research on motivation, resilience and learning, and explains how autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching not only boosts kids’ motivation, but improves educational outcomes. Using personal narrative and humor, Lahey explores the research on extrinsic and intrinsic motivators, praise, and learned helplessness, while offering instruction and assessment methods that promote deep, durable learning and engagement. Jessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show. Jessica earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons and teaches high school English and writing in Vermont.

Jim Shelton SXSW EDU Keynote | Amandla: Powering Everyone’s Potential

Education president of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Jim Shelton’s SXSW EDU keynote Amandla: Powering Everyone’s Potential explored life-long learning. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. More on this video: The world is changing rapidly, presenting challenges and opportunities yet unimagined. Life-long learning has gone from a catchphrase to a survival skill, not just for individuals but in real terms — to save the world. The urgency to broaden our definitions of success in education and leverage new science, strategies, and tools to attend to the needs of the whole child and those who serve them is foundational to building that skill and ensuring a future for everyone. Jim Shelton, President for Education, and former Deputy Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, manages the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s education strategy, partnering with educators, communities and other key stakeholders to produce life changing learning experiences and systems to address the needs of the whole child. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Impact Officer at 2U, Inc., an education technology company that partners with top colleges and universities to bring their degree programs and credit-bearing courses online. He served as the Program Director for Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Shelton has held a broad range of management, policy, and programmatic roles aimed at expanding access to personalized learning experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Morehouse College and Master’s degrees in both business administration and education from Stanford University.

Julia Freeland Fisher at SXSW EDU | Edtech that Connects: Expanding Student Networks

Julia Freeland Fisher’s SXSW EDU featured session, Edtech that Connects: Expanding Student Networks, explores the power and impact of relationships. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. More on this video: Edtech that Connects: Expanding Student Networks Relationships matter. This simple idea can give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on how to break the pattern of inequality in American classrooms. Schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students. Learn about innovative schools that are creating in learning models that strengthen teacher-student relationships and emerging edtech tools that promise to expand students’ networks to experts and mentors from around world. Julia Freeland Fisher is the director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. She leads a team that informs policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education spheres through its research. Julia’s current research focuses on emerging tools and practices that leverage technology to radically expand who students know – their stock of “social capital” – by enhancing their access to and ability to navigate new peer, mentor, and professional networks. She is the author of the forthcoming book Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations that Expand Students’ Networks (Wiley: Jossey-Bass, 2018). Prior to joining the Institute, Julia worked at NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy organization that supports education entrepreneurs who are transforming public education. She also served as an instructor in the Yale College Seminar Program. Julia holds a BA from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School.

Stephen K Klasko at SXSW EDU | Disrupting Medical Education in the Age of AI

Stephen K Klasko’s SXSW EDU featured session, Disrupting Medical Education in the Age of AI, reevaluates the skills needed in an age of deep learning, machine cognition and augmented intelligence. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. More on this video: Disrupting Medical Education in the Age of AI With deep learning, machine cognition and augmented intelligence driving change throughout the healthcare industry, it’s time to reevaluate the skill sets needed. The shift from memorization to creative problem-solving with self awareness and empathy at the center is leading to a new way of teaching medical professionals that’s reflective of broader changes in the workforce at large. Drawing on his extensive research, Dr. Stephen Klasko will share his distinctive approach to medical education. DR. STEPHEN KLASKO IS A TRANSFORMATIVE LEADER who uniquely combines creativity and passion with strategic thinking to articulate and implement disruptive ideas for the future. As President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, he has steered one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions based on his vision of re-imagining health care and higher education. In addition, his 2017 merger of Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University creates a pre-eminent professional university that includes top-20 programs in fashion and design.

Future-focused Success Opportunities for All | SXSW EDU 2018

Future-focused Success Opportunities for All at SXSW EDU 2018 features Carolina Huaranca (Kapor Capital), Deborah McGriff (NewSchools Venture Fund), Luis Pinto (Learn Capital), and Ajita Talwalker Menon (Lumina Foundation). Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. More on this video: Future-focused Success Opportunities for All – Harnessing the forces of ideas, tech, and capital to drive new opportunities for more Americans to get the knowledge needed to succeed requires a focus on new solutions with strong outcomes. For the nation to prosper, this solution set has to focus on reaching populations that are facing unique circumstances that require attention and support. Come and hear from social impact investors who are advancing an agenda for social and economic mobility through the convergence of these forces. Carolina Huaranca Mendoza joined Kapor Capital in 2016 and focuses on identifying early stage investments and partnering with entrepreneurs to grow their companies. She is particularly interested in investments in future work, urban tech, and education. Prior to becoming Principal, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Kapor Center for Social Impact (KCSI) working on a tech platform for teacher professional development. Deborah M. McGriff is a Managing Partner with NewSchools Venture Fund where she focuses on closing the demographic gap between students and leaders in education. Through leadership positions at NewSchools Venture Fund and EdisonLearning, she expanded access to innovative, high-quality charter schools for low-income and working class students in 16 of the nation’s largest cities in a dozen states and the District of Columbia. Luis is Operations Partner at Learn Capital, managing external relations with Governments and their stakeholders for Education policy, impact, PPPs and investments. Ajita Talwalker Menon recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area after serving in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Higher Education Policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Ms. Menon focuses her work on supporting government agencies, higher education institutions and systems, non-profit organizations, and philanthropies in their efforts to drive better outcomes in higher education, including serving as Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the nation’s largest community college system serving more than 2.1 million students.

Free Speech & Civil Dialogue Online & on Campus | SXSW EDU 2018

Free Speech & Civil Dialogue Online & on Campus at SXSW EDU 2018, featuring Jeffrey Rosen and Julie Wollman, explores the future of free expression and strategies for civil dialogue. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “Free Speech & Civil Dialogue Online & on Campus” Video Overview: The need for civil discourse has never been more important or more urgent, yet on campuses and on the web today, the right to free speech has itself sparked debate. National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Widener University President Julie Wollman will explore the future of free expression and strategies for facilitating civil dialogue in campus settings and online, including NCC’s Interactive Constitution and Widener’s Common Ground initiative. Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the U.S. Constitution. Located steps from Independence Hall in Historic Philadelphia, the Center engages millions of citizens as an interactive museum, national town hall, and provider of nonpartisan resources for civic education. Rosen became President and CEO in 2013 and has developed the Center’s acclaimed Interactive Constitution, which brings together the top conservative and liberal legal scholars in America to discuss areas of agreement and disagreement about every clause of the Constitution. The online resource has received more than 15 million hits since launching in 2015. For more than 25 years, Dr. Julie E. Wollman has been a passionate, fearless, and effective advocate and leader in higher education. She is the tenth president of Widener University, a role she assumed in January of 2016. Guided by a relentless pursuit of excellence, she has articulated a clear vision and distinct goals for the university focused on providing an unparalleled student experience.

National Arts Networks & Stories of Impact | SXSW EDU 2018

National Arts Networks & Stories of Impact at SXSW EDU 2018, with Hakim Bellamy and Mario Rossero, explores the networks and stories of impact from national art networks. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “National Arts Networks & Stories of Impact”” Video Overview: Through a unique suite of national networks we work to remove barriers to equity and access in arts learning. From the strategic collective impact work of Any Given Child to a focus on our most struggling schools through Turnaround Arts, or through the community focus of our Citizen Artist Fellowship, our programs are targeted at combining problems of the field with compatible solutions that can be replicated. We will explore the networks and stories of impact from a selection of these programs.

Fundraising While Millennial: Strategies & Secrets | SXSW EDU 2018

Fundraising While Millennial: Strategies & Secrets at SXSW EDU 2018, featuring Caroline Howard, Xiaohoa Michelle Ching, Evin Robinson, and Logan Cohen, share why they started, how to pitch and land funding and how to leverage that money into impact. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “Fundraising While Millennial: Strategies & Secrets”” Video Overview: Three young rock star founders of successful nonprofit and private education startups on why they started, how to pitch and land funding and how to leverage that money into impact.

José Luis Vilson | How Educators Lead with Equity in Mind | SXSW EDU 2018

New York educator, José Luis Vilson’s SXSW EDU featured session, How Educators Lead with Equity in Mind, explores the shifting narrative of teachers as experts. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “How Educators Lead with Equity in Mind” Video Overview: How do educators help revolutionize the teaching profession? In this talk we explore how shifting the narrative from simple consumers of professional development to experts at the forefront of education reform has a significant impact on promoting equity and accessibility in education. José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist in New York City, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, and has spoken about education, math, and race for a number of organizations and publications, including The New York Times, Education Week, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post, Edutopia, GOOD, and El Diario / La Prensa, NY. He is the founder of EduColor, a Math for America fellow and a National Board Certified teacher. – – – More About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Manoush Zomorodi & JP Connolly | Human Skills for Digital Natives | SXSW EDU 2018

At SXSW EDU 2018 Manoush Zomorodi and JP Connolly’s featured session, Human Skills for Digital Natives, explores the changing digital landscape. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “Human Skills for Digital Natives”” Video Overview: In today’s landscape where change is the only constant, how can schools ensure that today’s students are thriving in increasingly digital environments? In this session, we’ll provide attendees with an interdisciplinary and innovative vision for improved digital health and literacy education. By incorporating neuroscience, behavioral economics, and purposeful digital design, this framework will illuminate how we can best help students become healthy and informed citizens, online and off. Manoush is the author of Bored and Brilliant. Find her @manoushz on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook and the podcast @NoteToSelf at NoteToSelfRadio.org JP Connolly is an educator, microbiologist, technologist, baker, tinkerer and amateur engineer, and currently serves as the Director of Technology and MS/HS Science teacher at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. A Baltimore native, JP has undergraduate degrees in Biology and Japanese and a Masters in Microbiology and Immunology, and worked as a research fellow at Osaka University in Japan before settling in NYC and beginning his work in K-12 education at Saint Ann’s. JP serves on the NY State Association of Independent Schools Technology Committee, is an emeritus President of the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists, and works to encourage the integration of neuroscience, pedagogy-driven instructional technology, mindfulness, ethics and equity into K-12 curricula of all types. JP is perpetually inspired by his students and sons, who are continue to be his best teachers.

Liz Dozier | Justice & Opportunity Through Disruption | SXSW EDU 2018

Chicago Beyond Founder Liz Dozier’s SXSW EDU 2018 talk, Justice & Opportunity Through Disruption, takes a powerful and realistic look at disrupting the hopelessness that confronts many of our nation’s young people. Visit https://goo.gl/FGJHhA to learn more about SXSW EDU and SUBSCRIBE to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…. Do we believe every child deserves the freedom to tap into their fullest human potential? In our country’s most marginalized communities, there are too many instances where we are failing to provide youth with educational and economic opportunity. Disruption means breaking that cycle. We do it elsewhere – think taxis and shopping malls. Now think Uber and Amazon. Join Liz Dozier for a powerful and realistic look at disrupting the hopelessness that confronts many of our nation’s young people. About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Anant Agarwal, Mark Cousino & TC Haldi | Reinventing Corporate Education | SXSW EDU 2018

Reinventing Corporate Education with Anant Agarwal, Mark Cousino & TC Haldi, at SXSW EDU 2018, explores innovative ideas and how companies can invest in talent to drive better results, faster. Visit https://goo.gl/NUpxKV to learn more about SXSW EDU and SUBSRIBE to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…. Today’s corporate training—off-the-shelf, expensive, and inefficient—is broken. It doesn’t provide in-demand skills, benefit your employees or your bottom line. Employees know this and have moved on to new solutions that you should be more actively engaged with. Join experts from edX and Boeing to discuss innovative ideas to solve this challenge. Is there a role for universities to help deliver better quality? How can companies invest in talent to drive better results, faster? About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Christopher Cabaldon and more | Mayors & the Promise of College & Career Readiness | SXSW EDU 2018

Speakers: Christopher Cabaldon, Karen Freeman-Wilson, Darrell Steinberg Mayors discuss innovative approaches mayors are taking through college promise programs, digital badges, place-based work experiences, and more. Discover how a comprehensive and collaborative approach with schools, higher ed, employers, and local government can stimulate your talent pipeline. About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Betsy DeVos and more | Rethink Higher Education | SXSW EDU 2018

Speakers: Betsy DeVos, Anant Agarwal, David Clayton, Ben Wallerstein U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues to encourage educators and policymakers to rethink education. Secretary DeVos provides opening remarks and moderates a panel discussion on the need for higher education to embrace innovation and creative thinking in preparing students for success in the 21st century. About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Rahn Dorsey and more | Trauma-Informed Education Policy & Practice | SXSW EDU 2018

Speakers: Rahn Dorsey, Sarah Groh, Sarah Iddrissu, Dr Gisele C Shorter Researchers and evidence-based nonprofit partners work together with local communities to translate research and practice into responsive public policy. Speakers address topics from housing instability and food insecurity, to natural disasters and gun violence, to trauma and adversity that deeply affect children’s ability to learn and thrive. Panelists discuss authentic stakeholder engagement and the role policy makers can play to drive resources towards evidence-based, trauma-informed practices. About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Juan Cabrera, Paul Cruz and more | The Dual Language Imperative | SXSW EDU 2018

Speakers: Juan Cabrera, Paul Cruz, Barbara Jenkins, Liz Willen By embracing the inherent strengths of a multilingual community and “leaning in” to bilingualism and ethnic diversity, city schools like El Paso, Austin, and Orlando are changing their value proposition within their communities as 21st-century skills and global-ready workforce incubators. The panel shares their strategies for scaling and supporting dual language schools. About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Tiffany Kerns, Eric Ebel, Jane Best | ESSA & Music Education: Impact & Opportunity| SXSW EDU 2018

ESSA & Music Education: Impact & Opportunity, featuring Tiffany Kerns, Eric Ebel, and Jane Best at SXSW EDU 2018, explores how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has changed the landscape for music education. Visit https://goo.gl/5qbsxS to learn more about SXSW EDU and SUBSRIBE to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…. Although most people agree that music education is a positive addition to school curriculum, these programs have often been left on the cutting-room-floor after budget allocations and funding. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has changed the landscape for music education. The act emphasized a holistic education for students. It recognizes music education as an integral part to a well-rounded education. This law is groundbreaking. Learn how you can support music ed. in your community. About SXSW EDU: The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!