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86 SXSWedu 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM BEST PRACTICES & IMPLEMENTATION Build Schools That Build Innovators Hilton Room 412 | Workshop How do we prepare all kids, especially low-income kids, to stand at the helm of change instead of blowing in the wind? How might we help grow children who create their world? Join us as we put ourselves in the shoes of young digital natives whose lives are affected by changes. Brainstorm ways to invite their learning and leadership in in- novation. Build low-fi experiences to test what could work. Plan real next steps to try in your community. Connect to keep the conversation alive after SXSWedu. Anita Summerlin, Dr Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy, Diana Joseph, Citrix Systems Inc, Kareem Edouard, Stanford University 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM GAMING & VIRTUAL LEARNING By the Numbers: New Research on Games and Learning ACC Ballroom EF | Playground Talk Today's K–12 students see games as a gateway to more personalized learning and the opportunity to develop workplace ready skills. Educators are equally intrigued with the potential of games to increase students' engagement. In this talk, we will share the latest Speak Up research data from students, parents and teachers on the benefits/ challenges of incorporating games within instruction—and pose provocative questions for audience discussion on the future of games in education. Ann McMullan, Project Tomorrow #spkupsxsw 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN EDUCATION Delivering on the Promise of Learning Games Hilton Salon J | Panel Discussion Across the world, entrepreneurial teams are harnessing the power of digital games to engage learners in new ways. Our panel brings together three companies building cut- ting edge learning games for an interactive discussion moderated by co.lab, an EdTech accelerator by NewSchools Venture Fund and Together, we'll explore meth- ods of reaching students in and out of school, the importance of user data and feed- back, and the promise of games as tools for motivating children of all abilities. Esteban Sosnik, CO.LAB, Jacob Klein, Motion Math, PJ Gunsagar, Kidaptive, Sooinn Lee, LocoMotive Labs #GBLatSXSW 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM BEST PRACTICES & IMPLEMENTATION Disrupting by Design: How the Arts Inspire Schools ACC Room 15 | Panel Discussion Arts education transforms learning and empowers students. When arts organiza- tions and schools work together, students have the space to think both critically and creatively about their world. But these partnerships take time and a certain level of comfort for shaking up the system! This session explores collaborative frameworks among school districts and arts organizations in K–12 media arts projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in Austin. Anne Goetzmann Kelley, Austin School of Film, Desiree Morales, ACE Austin, Katy Daiger Dial, Austin Film Society, Lakita Edwards, National Endowment for the Arts #NEAArtsEd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ACHIEVEMENT GAPS & EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY Enabling Stackable Credentials: The Future is Now Hilton Room 400/402 | Panel Discussion Today more than ever, learning occurs anywhere, everywhere, and throughout our lives. This new, expanded learning ecosystem means credentials related to document- ing learning are evolving too. Join Parchment, Open Badges, the American Council on Education (ACE) and Western Governors University to gain an overview of the spec- trum of alternative credentials emerging today and how lifelong learners can demon- strate how much they know and how well they know it. An-Me Chung, Mozilla Foundation, Cathy Sandeen, American Council on Educa- tion, Darin R Hobbs, Western Governors University Texas, Matthew Pittinsky, Parchment Inc #credFuture 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM BEST PRACTICES & IMPLEMENTATION Flipping Procurement: District Software Challenges Hilton Salon K | Panel Discussion District procurement—the notorious RFP—is every small company's nightmare. Opaque, lengthy and apparently designed by mid-century sadists, the process often seems intended to make sure that districts don't get the best possible product for their needs. In this session, district, state and federal experts will discuss how some are flipping procurement by using the principles of user-centered design, crowdsourc- ing, prototyping and co-creation to bring procurement into the modern age. Bethann Canada, Virginia Department of Education, Paul McGowan, Center for Innovative Technology, Richard Culatta, U.S. Department of Education, Steven Hodas, NYC Department of Education #fliprocure 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM LEADERSHIP & INSPIRATION From the Flight Deck: Community in the Classroom ACC Room 17B | Solo Presentation The University of Washington Department of Communication's Flight Instructor (FI) is transforming how students experience higher education. The FI core philosophy, honed at the department's Communication Leadership graduate program, is simple: Let Students Lead. The FI believes that the relationships all students build during school are as important as building knowledge. This talk will feature stories about the role, mindset behind the position, and best practices for students taking flight. Anita Verna Crofts, University of Washington #FlightDeck 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM COGNITIVE PROCESS & DESIGN THINKING Hardwiring the Brain: Better, Faster, Stronger ACC Ballroom G | Panel Discussion Our collective perception of the human brain and its potential is constantly evolving. The intersection of technology and our "wet computer" helps us accelerate the ways that we measure, map and affect cognitive performance, increasing the capacity to reach our full potential. On this panel, we will discuss and explore several different approaches to hardwiring the brain that could be truly transformative, providing ways to make us more efficient, smarter, and ultimately more fulfilled. Andrew Smith Lewis, Cerego Global LLC, Anya Kamenetz, Fast Company, Ariel Garten,, Jan Plass, New York University #MindTech 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM BEST PRACTICES & IMPLEMENTATION History of the Future! Wait . . . What? Hilton Salon C | Future15: Teaching Technology offers us the opportunity to rethink history education. In this presentation, I will suggest how mobile and web-basEdTechnologies can have a part in transforming history education from regurgitation of rote facts to promotion of critical and digital literacy. Rob Scordino, The University of Texas at Austin 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM BEST PRACTICES & IMPLEMENTATION Kid Bites Dog: Teach Better with News Hilton Room 408 | Workshop In this session, you will learn how to infuse news into the curriculum to increase rel- evance and walk away with the framework for teaching kids to produce original news content. Our experiences inside and outside the classroom will help others lead ef- fective news-based class discussions, implement nonfiction reading strategies and develop student journalism programs. Holly Epstein Ojalvo, Kicker, Katina Paron, NYC High School Journalism Collaborative #kidbitedog THURSDAY SESSIONS

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