Assistant Deputy Secretary at the US Department of Education, Jim Shelton, stressed the need for today’s education revolution to succeed in a special Distinguished Speaker presentation at SXSWedu 2013.
In his thoughtful presentation, Shelton recognizes that the reality of the learning and research agenda of today is often “fragmented, disorganized and is not designed to drive towards tremendously different outcomes." He offers a solution to overcoming some of our grandest challenges.
PanelPicker begins on Monday, July 1. PanelPicker-generated proposals allow the SXSWedu community to have a voice in the topics and sessions at SXSWedu. Likewise, it helps bring an array of new ideas into the event.The process for entering a SXSWedu 2014 session proposal via
Last year SXSWedu received over 700 session submissions in PanelPicker, leading to an impressive selection of sessions at the 2013 Conference & Festival. The same high-caliber response is expected this year, so now is the time to start planning your session ideas!
The SXSWedu 2013 session podcast are available to listen to online. Visit the SXSWedu SoundCloud page to filter and browse all of the sessions by themes. This is a great interactive feature for discovering new content or even revisiting your favorite SXSWedu session.
Repost the audio podcast or embed them to your blog or website to share the best of the 2013 SXSWedu Conference & Festival with your network.
Sign up for the SXSWedu Newsletter for the latest information about the 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival, March 3-6 in Austin, Texas.
SXSWedu is a community-fueled event which means your ideas make it great. PanelPicker, the two-step process (submission and voting) for SXSWedu sessions, is coming soon so start planning your ideas. Stay tuned to this site in the coming weeks for more information about how the process works and what makes for a successful proposal.
With SXSWedu 2013 in the rear-view mirror we are already gearing up for next year!
SXSWedu Housing has contracted great hotel rates at the best hotels for SXSWedu 2014 attendees and will have an even broader selection of hotels for next year.
sxswedu.com for more information.Thank you to the passionate members from across the education community who helped make SXSWedu 2013 a year to remember! SXSWedu is already looking forward to seeing the same level of energy and enthusiasm at next year's event. We hope that you will join us again next spring for the amazing experience. Dates for the 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival are Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6. Registration will open in early August - keep an eye on
Also, if you have a great idea for a presentation or you're interested in helping select the sessions for SXSWedu 2014, you will want to take part in the PanelPicker process, which begins in July 2013. Sign up for the SXSWedu Newsletter to receive updates via email.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected at the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013 and in West, Texas on April 17, 2013.
To help provide disaster relief to people most affected by the recent events the SXSW Family has created an online giving site. Donations made through the SXSW Community Fund will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Learn more about the SXSW Community Fund and how to help now.
A unique audience of education professionals–from teachers, administrators, university professors, business industry and policy leaders–came together last month for a collaborative event focused on the present and future of education.
Access, share, and connect to all of the ideas and conversations sparked at the SXSWedu Conference & Festival with the 2013 session podcasts. Follow SXSWedu on Twitter or Facebook to become a part of the conversation.
Senior Education Evangelist at Google, Jaime Casap, delivered a Distinguished Speaker presentation at SXSWedu in March challenging attendees to thinking about the relationship with children and the web. His thought-provoking presentation examined how the web is central to new learning models that will help educators and students discover, collaborate, create, and transform what learning will look like for generations to come. Watch Jaime Casap's presentation now.
Former NBA player and Founder of the Carver Academy, David Robinson joined the 2013 SXSWedu Conference & Festival as a Distinguished Speaker. In an engaging presentation he shared how he teamed up with IDEA Public Schools to transform public school options for low-income students throughout Texas.
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