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76 SXSWedu 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instructional Strategies Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems ACC | Ballroom D | Keynote CPE There are three basic ways that people think differently when solv- ing problems. They are photo realistic, visual thinking like Temple, pattern mathematical, which is the way most engineers think and word verbal thinking. When projects are being designed, people with different ways of thinking have complementary skills. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Instructional Strategies Using 360º Spherical Video as a Teaching Tool ACC | Ballroom EFG | Playground Talk Educators, researchers and design teams continue to look for innovative solutions to better support lab-based and field-based instruction in online learning environments. The emergence of interactive 360º video capture and virtual reality technologies (i.e. Google cardboard) have provided new approaches for delivering instruction. Students can observe (visually and aurally) an envi- ronment while retaining the ability to look around in any direction on a variety of devices. This session provides a demonstration of a virtual reality field-based simulation. We will share our lessons learned on these projects and involve participants in the ongoing conversation of virtual reality in education. Bethanne Tobey, NC State University - DELTA, Mike Cuales, North Carolina State University 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Educational Equality A "Car-Talk" for the Ed Sector Hilton | Salon A | Core Conversation | #bigpic Through knowledge, humor and a little spice, Tom and Ray Ma- gliozzi's Car Talk defined the genre of making a less than comfort- able topic approachable. Elliot Washor and Dennis Littky are ready to do the same for education. Washor and Littky, founders of Big Picture Learning, have never minced words about their vision for a more perfect, student-centered, public education system. Pick this podcast-esque discussion about what ails education and why the future is bright. Dennis Littky, Big Picture Learning, Elliot Washor, Big Picture Learning 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM Leadership Slow Pitch: An EdTech Design ThinkTank JW | Salon 3 | Summit | #slowpitch Join an interactive pitch session where startups, mentors and audi- ence members will dialogue in order to hone startups' products to transform learning and enter K-12 school markets. Selected EdTech startups will provide demos, evidence of real and potential impact, and marketing plans prior to this SXSWedu summit. At the summit, a generative dialogue between startups, educators, researchers and business mentors will be cultivated. Audience participation will be encouraged throughout the event through Twitter, polls and open-mic opportunities. This design thinktank will help emerging edtech advance and innovate. Sean Duffy, EdTech Action, Joan Hughes, The University of Texas at Austin, Bob Metcalfe, The University of Texas at Austin, Cristal Glangchai, VentureLab 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Continuing Education Diplomas Optional: Jobs of the New Century ACC | Room 12AB | Panel | #nodiploma Technology is profoundly altering the American labor market. Jobseekers struggle to connect their skills and experience with meaningful employment, while more than half the nation's employ- ers have difficulty finding skilled workers for available jobs. In this session we will discuss how the Rework America Connected part- nership is creating a new and innovative skills-based marketplace to help many more Americans connect to good jobs, new career paths and training resources. Discover your place in tomorrow's dynamic digital job market! Alison Dorsey, LinkedIn, Maria Harper-Marinick, Maricopa County Community Colleges, Wan-Lae Cheng, Markle Foundation, Marc Bailey, Redtail Enterprises 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Learning Spaces Enhancing Learning with VR/AR JW | Salon 1 | Summit | #vrlearning CPE The session will focus on theory and practice of VR/AR experiences that significantly enhance learning, presenting projects that expand the scope of students' learning experiences and provide new opportunities for the educator and the learner. The projects include curricular disciplines (e.g. physics) as well as pedagogical challeng- es (e.g. building empathy with others) developed through collabo- rations between teachers, students, researchers and entrepreneurs from different countries (Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, USA). The session will be a rhythmic and dynamic event, including a panel of educational experts, an experiential showcase and a workshop on designing a VR Educational Solution. Cecilia Waismann, MindCET, Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island, Jeremy Roschelle, Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International Monday Receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits at sessions marked with CPE .

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