It’s that time again! Time to vote for which panels you want to see at SXSWedu in 2017.
Community votes and comments for SXSWedu are open on the PanelPicker from now until Friday, September 2.
If you aren’t registered to vote yet, it’s really quick and easy to do. Click here and sign up: panelpicker.sxsw.com.
Since public voting counts for 30% of the acceptance decision for the main event, take a second and click on the links below to give some of these awesome sessions your thumbs up, click the tweet boxes to share what you voted for and invite your Twitter followers to vote as well!
Project work will dominate careers of today’s students. Explore the implications for preparing students for a relationship economy through the lens of teaching and learning through projects. What does equitable preparation for students look like in a project-based world? How is high-tech and high-quality project-based learning (PBL) promoting deeper learning outcomes for all students? There will be a spirited moderator and an empty chair next to three edleaders. Join the group of edleader panelists at anytime to bring in big ideas! Then it’s the audience’s turn for interactive Q & A. Leave with new ways of thinking about learning and leading in a project-based world.
- Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart
- Bob Lenz, Buck Institute for Education
- Lydia Dobyns, New Tech Network
- Marc Chun, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
To some, the marriage of ed reform and branding feels a bit too, well, icky. But there are important lessons to be learned from the worlds of advertising and campaigning. This is no session–it’s an expedition using the city of Austin as staging ground for an education campaign you hope to launch. You will define key messages, select the best social media platform for launch and top it all off with a hashtag. The best campaign (as voted on by your session peers) will actually be “launched” with the support of a nationally prominent blog. Bring your creativity, your mobile device, your competitive juices and your walking shoes.
SpeakersJoin me in voting for @CJacksonj13 & @BeLathram's #SXSWedu social campaign panel Click To Tweet
The challenges of the modern world will not be addressed by technology alone. We must leverage the “power of place” to equip students with the skills they need through authentic experiences to collaborate, think critically and solve complex challenges–an absolute requirement as we build a modern workforce. This interactive, immersive session will demonstrate how schools can serve as the foundation for highly functioning democratic and sustainable societies through Place-Based Education. Come explore how PBE can be an entry point into high-impact, personalized learning for students, teachers and communities.
SpeakersVote with me to explore #placebaseded at #SXSWedu w/ @carrischneider @joan_masseyEd @Tetonscience Click To Tweet
Friends & Partner Sessions:
- John Sipe, Curriculum Associates
- Aurora Martinez, Curriculum Associates
- Christine Zanchi, Curriculum Associates
- Jim Cunningham, University of North Carolina
- Ashley Curtis, Duval County Schools
- Kenneth Tam, Curriculum Associates
- Elizabeth Bassford, Curriculum Associates
- Tyrone Holmes, Curriculum Associates
- Charlotte Fixler, Curriculum Associates
- Lynda Cloud, K12. Inc
- Drew Schrader, New Tech Network
- Paul Curtis, New Tech Network
- Lydia Dobyns, New Tech Network
For more on SXSWedu and other professional development information/opportunities, check out:
- SXSWedu 2016: Inspiration and Innovation
- What High School Students Thought of SXSWedu
- 23 Can’t Miss Edu Conferences
Buck Institute of Education, Curriculum Associates, iNACOL, New Tech Network and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation are Getting Smart Advocacy Partners.