SXSWedu Panel Picker is Live!

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August 22, 2017

SXSWedu allows registrants to vote on which sessions they would like to see at the conference in March. This year PBS Education and several PBS Digital Innovators have proposed sessions covering a wide variety of topics in education. 

Voting for the PanelPicker closed on Sunday, August 27th. Check back to see which sessions were accepted and when they will be held in early 2018. 

Empowering Student Creators through Public Media

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For fifty years, public media has played an important role in providing students with access to thought leaders, change-makers, and local innovators. It has given students a platform from which to share their untold stories and a convening space to evolve as critical thinkers. Find out how this community-driven system continues to expand its support of student storytellers while working closely with educators to address the critical need for media literacy inside today’s classrooms.

Speakers: 

  • Judy Maggio, Editorial Director, News & Public Affairs, KLRU-TV
  • Don Goble, High School Multimedia Instructor, Ladue School District, 2015 PBS Digital Innovator
  • Annelise Wunderlich, Executive Producer, KQED Education, KQED
  • Leah Clapman, Managing Editor, Education, PBS NewsHour

 

Bringing the Science: Teaching with Authentic Data

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Quality media tools and resources needed for learners to engage in scientific practices such as analyzing and interpreting data and computer models are rarely produced for K-12 instructional use, or designed for diverse learners. WGBH has been working in collaboration with NASA and teachers across the country to develop learning resources that incorporate authentic data, and tools and supports needed for learners to work with data and computer models. We’ll share insights & best practices.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Connolly, Director of STEM Education, WGBH
  • C. Alex Young, Associate Director for Science , Heliophysics Science Division, NASA

 

Innovation Underground

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Many educators struggle to innovate in the face of rigid school cultures, unfunded mandates and hostile political environments. These conditions tend to stifle change by privileging tradition and status quo, making it difficult for teachers and administrators to adapt to meet the needs of their students. How might we affect change in the face of resistance, and develop strategies for sustaining innovation within our spheres of influence?

Speakers

  • Michael Hernandez, Media Arts Teacher, Mira Costa High School, 2015 PBS Digital Innovator
  • Dan Ryder, Director, Success and Innovation Center, Mt. Blue High School

 

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead - Powerful Informal Learning

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Participate in a discussion on how to create powerful media that engages and inspires families to connect to learning well beyond the classroom. ThinkTV's newest platform, STEM World, provides a powerful educational learning platform that transforms 21st Century learners and how they interact with STEM content. Learn the key elements to develop, produce and distribute media on air and online in this action packed discussion which will inspire attendees to explore learning through a new lens.

Speakers

  • Kevin Cornell, Owner, Mister C, LLC, 2016 PBS Digital Innovator
  • Greg Schell, Business Relations, PBS

 

CollabGeneration

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Two Apple Distinguished Educators, will discuss how to redefine the perception of student and teacher collaboration. Engaging students with meaningful learning experiences in today's world is not an easy task. It is even more difficult to engage overwhelmed parents! By using TouchCast (smart videos) and Nearpod, educators and students have the ability to reignite passion and participation in the multiple classrooms while meeting any educational objective and fostering parent participation.

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Social and Emotional Impact of Making

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Attendees will discover while we are making, how successful maker activities are in establishing a safe, productive, interesting working space. We will explore social interaction skills and address how maker activities inherently address these social skills. Attendees will come away with an experiential justification for making while addressing learning standards in a classroom.

Speakers

  • Melissa Wrenchey, educator, Tesla STEM High School, 2017 PBS Digital Innovator 
  • James Campbell, STEM specialist, Atlanta Girls School
  • Stephen Reid, Director, Immersive Minds

 

Innovating at Scale: Nationwide E-Learning Leaders

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Four very different companies, BrainPOP, iCivics, Share My Lesson, and PBS LearningMedia, discuss how they grew to national scale. iCivics, is a non-profit with a tiny staff, yet 5 million users. BrainPop is a for-profit with massive penetration. Share My Lesson is a division of AFT. PBS LearningMedia is at the heart of nationwide education outreach via local public media. This panel for orgs looking to scale will explore strategies for innovation, campaigns, press, and research to grow.

Speakers

  • Allisyn Levy, VP, GameUp, BrainPOP
  • Kristin Lehner, Editorial Director, PBS Education
  • Kelly Booz, Manager of Online Resources/ShareMyLesson, American Federation of Teachers
  • Kelly Whitney, Chief Product & Partnerships Officer, iCivics

Interrupted by Design:Race,Class & Design Thinking

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“Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”-James Baldwin 
Empathy. Analysis. Brainstorm. Prototype. Test. Design Thinking. What are the implications for this inexpensive and highly engaging philosophy in respect to closing achievement gaps in education? Join four Apple Distinguished Educators-Dr. Samantha Dias-Lacy, Anthony Johnson, Stephanie Weber, and Mike Lang for a discussion on how design thinking presents opportunity and hope for the future of education.

Speakers

PBS Education

PBS Education Staff

InfoQuotex