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.
Eric Waldo, Don Yu, Ankur Thakkar and Aimee Woodall discussed Better Make Room, a bold public awareness campaign, that partners with popular platforms such as CollegeHumor and Vine—including a much talked about rap video featuring the First Lady about the importance of going to college.
During the 2016 SXSWedu Policy Forum, Editor in Chief of The 74, Campbell Brown moderated a lively discussion about the role of education in the 2016 presidential election. She was joined by fellow journalists and analysts Jonathan Alter, Reihan Salam and Roland Martin to discuss the political impact of the Common Core, the importance of diversity in schools and how the educational system needs to change with the changing American economy.