The indisputable influence of an educator is something many of us have had the privilege to experience. At SXSWedu 2017, this theme was never more prominent. Great educators have the power to impact the trajectory of our lives. Here are a few of our favorite quotes from the event that celebrate the voice, work and passion of educators.
Bestselling author, curator and Assistant Professor at Harvard University, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, took the stage at SXSWedu 2017 to explore the role of creativity in social justice.
Wednesday's SXSWedu keynote speaker, Tim Ferriss, took the stage for a conversation with Charles Best (Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org) exploring his secrets of accelerated learning and mastery.
Day two of SXSWedu kicked off with a compelling keynote from Sara Goldrick-Rab, Paying the Price, exploring student load debt in higher education.
Associate Professor and Director, Teachers College, Columbia University, Christopher Emdin, started us off on a powerful note with today's opening keynote session.
As 2016 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at some of the most compelling education conversations of the year by reviewing the most popular SXSWedu videos from 2016. From the inspirational and personal stories to the thought-provoking ideas, it was an honor to host such a unique lineup of speakers and conversations this past March in Austin.
Annie Clark, Executive Director of End Rape on Campus along with Texas State Representatives John Zerwas and Donna Howard, discussed the current status of sexual assault on campus and how we can be proactive instead of reactive. With a variety of laws and policies out there on the state and federal level, it is necessary for universities to be accountable for what happens on their campuses. Clark, Zerwas and Howard come together to bring this conversation to the forefront.
Take a dive into the SXSWedu keynote playlist; a compilation of some of the most inspirational and thought provoking voices to ever grace the SXSWedu stage. From the education thought leaders we all know like U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and technologist Bill Gates, to the unexpected influencers, like futurist Jane McGonical or actor Jeffrey Tambor, these speakers all share a passion for education and a commitment to the future of learning. - See more at: http://www.sxswedu.com/news/2016/temple-grandin-bill-gates-watch-sxswedu-keynotes-video#sthash.TuFaGTm0.dpuf
Lily Eskelsen Garcia and Keffrelyn Brown, along with moderator Jesse Holland joined SXSWedu in the Policy Forum to discuss the important issue of recruiting and retaining teachers, especially teachers of color.
During the 2016 SXSWedu Policy Forum, Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, Executive Director of Public Affairs & Media Relations for The University of Texas System, moderated a conversation about Senate Bill 11, commonly known as “campus carry,” passed during the 84th session of the Texas Legislature.