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77 SXSWedu 2016 Conference Overview About Special Programs Socials 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Special Needs Why YOU Should Care About Special Education Hilton | Salon D | Panel From research in neuro-diversity and technology, to federal policy and classroom practice, what we know about special education has changed dramatically over the past ten years- and everyone should care, including YOU. No matter what role you play in education, the information on this panel is relevant to all. The educational, societal and economical implications of investing in, researching and inno- vating in the field of special education are enormous. Come hear from experts in the field- top research institutions, leading venture firms, educators and entrepreneurs- to learn why special education is important to YOU and why now is the time to get involved in the movement. Bruce Wexler, Yale School of Medicine, Kevin Custer, Arc Capital Development, Melissa Corto, Education Modified, Sarah Schlessinger, Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Early Learning Inspiring Little Learners to Become Big Thinkers Hilton | Salon G | Panel CPE It's no secret that the world is rapidly changing, and so are the skills needed to succeed. These 21st Century skills can be taught to young children – even preschoolers – yet the education method and mindset needs to evolve as much as the tools. Gone are the days of only ABC's and 123's. Hands-on discovery and experience are the keys to future success. How can we keep the spark for learning alive beyond preschool? A panel of education and early childhood development experts will share their perspective from research and practice on innovative and playful ways to inspire 21st Century learning, discussing how to build on children's innate curiosity and critical thinking. Jennifer Jipson, Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, Helen Hadani, Center for Childhood Creativity, Craig Bach, Goddard Systems, Inc., Jean McKenzie, Fisher-Price 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Leadership The Science of Teacher Hiring Hilton | Room 400-402 | Panel CPE Roughly 600,000 teachers are hired each year in the United States. So if there's one task you would imagine principals and superinten- dents are good at, it's hiring the right candidate. That's not even close to true. In fact, the vast majority of teachers hired are chosen by factors that are proven not to have any influence in how well they teach children, such as grade-point average and where they went to school. Learn how Spokane Public Schools in Washington, with the help of researcher Dan Goldhaber, has changed its hiring practices to snare the best candidates and subsequently improve student achievement. Wayne D'Orio, Scholastic, Tennille Jeffries-Simmons, Spokane Public Schools, Dan Goldhaber, The Center for Education Data & Research 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Arts Introducing CuriosityStream Hilton | Salon B | Show & Tell Hosted by CuriosityStream: Imagine the progress and innovation we could achieve if we never lost our curiosity about the world around us—the possibilities would remain limitless. CuriosityStream delivers "deep dive" content in the areas of science, technology, civilization and the human spirit to engage audiences keen to understand our ever-changing and infinitely fascinating world. Launched as the world's first ad-free SVOD service for the incurably curious, CuriosityStream provides an affordable online destination that informs, enlightens and inspires viewers with premium factual shows. At SXSWedu, the CuriosityStream team will showcase the service with the premiere of a new series and free subscriptions. Rob Burk, CuriosityStream 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Entrepreneurialism The Rise of the Teacher Entrepreneur Hilton | Salon E | Panel CPE Teachers create incredible value everyday. Their insight is unpar- alleled. As we think about how to develop the tools and resources for the future of education, we need to ensure that teachers have much more than a voice at the table. We need to provide them with opportunities to develop their solutions and capture the value they create for students, families and schools. From hacked technology solutions to customized digital resources to top-notch lessons, teachers have tremendous resources that could benefit educators around the world. This panel explores opportunities for teachers to bring their innovations to market and add value to education beyond the walls of their classroom. Rob Grimshaw, TES Global, Mary Jo Madda, EdSurge, Trenton Goble, Mastery Connect 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Instructional Strategies Practical Process to Schoolwide Innovation Culture JW | Salon 2 | Summit Learn and share successes and pitfalls in developing innovation culture and mindset at different levels of school organization. Consider your school context and plan specific and positive actions that you and others at your school can take to shift individual and institutional mindsets. Leave with your own specific plan, continue into the next workshops of the Ready GO! implementation summit, and/or continue to share and learn from others at the summit's culminating Happy Hour share-out. Kaleb Rashad, Poway Unified School District, Margaret Powers, The Episcopal Academy 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Instructional Strategies The Power of Student Voice in Today's Classroom ACC | Room 16AB | Panel CPE "When you bring student voice into your lesson, that is when you get a great leap of creativity and innovation," says 2015 Nation- al Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples of Amarillo, Texas. In this session, Peeples will be joined by two of her former students to show how she has incorporated student voice into her instruction to the great benefit of her students – and her teaching practice. The conversation will foster new ideas and strategies all teachers can take back to their classroom. Shanna Peeples, CCSSO 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Educational Equality Opportunities & Options: Creating Career Pathways Hilton | Salon H | Policy Forum | #IAmReady Superintendent John White will describe how the state of Louisi- ana partners with leaders in business and industry as well as local educators to create meaningful career pathways in high school for all kids. Through this effort, Louisiana is making sure every child is prepared with the skills and knowledge they need to go on to college or into the workforce after graduation. John White, Louisiana Department of Education, Deidra Jackson, Opus Capitol Strategies, Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post, Gayle Flowers, Bossier Parish Community College Monday

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