Daytime sessions and workshops make up the bulk of the conference program at SXSWedu and are crowdsourced by community members via PanelPicker. Programming is presented in a variety of formats, as seen below.
Session formats highlight the various styles of engagement at SXSWedu. Formats differ in duration and level of audience participation. Attendees are encouraged to participate in multiple formats for a dynamic experience during their time at SXSWedu.
(1-3 Speakers • 60 min)
An opportunity for individuals or organizations to present their research and analyses of projects, policies, institutions or other systems followed by an audience Q&A.
A Gender Lens: Evolving Equality in Education
Creating Sustainable Education by Developing Games
Diversity in STEM: A Case Study of the NNTRC
Educators as the Most Optimistic Innovators
Facing Ferguson: A News Literacy Case Study
Innovating Instruction: Teachers as Designers
Learning in the Arena: Reimagining High School
Learning Spaces to Catalyze Socioeconomic Growth
Let's Chat...Bots in Higher Education
Leveraging Tech to Link Wellness & Success @ CSU
Public Private Partnerships - The K-12 Funding Gap
Run, Jump, Code. Everyone Can Do It?
Special Education: Modern Day Segregation
The Therapeutic and Pedagogical Benefits of Improv
When the TEX Meets the MEX: Two Way Dual Language
Zone Learning: Training Innovators & Entrepreneurs
(1-2 Speakers • 60 min)
A speaker led informal and open conversation with attendees around a particular topic. Attend these sessions ready to share your insights.
A Creative Approach to Emotional Intelligence
Advocating for students: ESSA Implementation
Beats and Lyrics for Healing and Learning
Beyond Buenos Días: Life Hacks for the EL Educator
Black Lives Matter Does Black Curriculum
College Completion: Coloring Outside the Lines
Combat Inequity With Mastery
Determining the Value of Credentialing
Equality, Justice & Access for the Deaf Community
Global Competency through International-mindedness
How to Create Leaders in an Online World
How to Engage over a Million Teachers Everyday
Leaders Dilemma-Innovate or Improve Incrementally?
Paying the Price
Reaching 95% Invention Literacy
Say Yes to Education
Sex Ed Through a Positive Youth Development Lens
Student EmPOWERment: Who's the Boss?
Teaching is Fun Again with Deeper Learning
The “Malia Effect”: Making a Gap Year the New Norm
Unsanctioned Professional Development 2.0
Using International Short Film as a Teaching Tool
When a 6-Minute Speech Becomes a Movement
Why We Need to Talk with Students about Race
(2-3 Speakers • 60 min)
A constructive moderated discussion between two leaders of opposing viewpoints, followed by audience Q&A.
Good, Bad & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness
The EduVoice: Battle Round
(1 Speaker • 20 min)
A short, focused presentations structured in a rapid-fire format to deliver two compelling talks within a one-hour period.
Breakout EDU - It's Time for Something Different
Bridging the Skill Gap from School to Work
Daily Student Lead EdCamp Period
Design Thinking as a Core Fundamental in Education
Developing Student Agency via Internships at Scale
Digital Invaders: New Education for a New World
Dyslexia A Sea Of Strength Catching The Wave Early
Ecology as a Model for Teaching
EDUBOTS - Lessons from Pedagogical Chatbots
Experimental Learning: Teaching Tech Outdoors
Exponential Change Impacts Our World & Education
Honesty: You're Doing It Wrong!
Just Small Change: How to Teach Students Autonomy
Keeping It Real: Attitudes, Privilege and Project
Next Generation Transmedia Learning Ecosystems
Not Alone: Supporting First Generation Students
Program Level Marketing: It's How to Catch 'Em All
S.T.A.T: Preparing Globally Competitive Students
SkillsEngine: Convert Courses into Competencies
Standing Ovation: Retention through Recognition
Student Agency in Action
Tackling the Tech Pipeline Tangle
Using Innovation to Transform School Culture
What All Schools Can Learn From LD Schools
When Public Education Data Isn’t Really Public
Why Are We Still Using Curriculum from the 1800s?
Why Creative Professionals Make Great Teachers
Young Children Need #blacklivesmatter
Your Lesson is a Joke! Bring Humor to School
(1-3 Speakers • 30 min)
A casual presentation highlighting key insights and market trends influencing education business, including an audience Q&A.
Connecting Ed and Tech to Drive Student Outcomes
EdTech Research: Who Pays Attention?
ESSA: What Ed-Tech Providers Need to Know
Nordic Knowledge - Sharing with Edutech Startups
Open Innovation in Community Colleges WIIFM? Us?
(1-2 Speakers • 60 min)
A topic-focused networking event that encourage communities at SXSWedu to connect with others who share similar passions or interests during the event.
EDU-tuber Meet Up
Global Collaboration Meet Up
How to Have the BEST SXSWedu EVER Meet Up
Museum, Library, & Out-of-School-Time Ed Meet Up
(2-4 Speaker • 60 min)
A diverse and focused discussion around a particular topic followed by audience Q&A.
A New School Model? Will it Last?
A Workforce Shift to Alternative Credentials
Anatomy of On-Campus Activism & Organizing
App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words
Big Data, Smart Ethics: The Rules of the Road
Brain in a Box: Smithsonian Partnership Pilot
Bringing Innovation into Early Learning
Building an Inquiry-Based School Model
Call to Vendors: Simplify Data Access for Schools
Can Digital Tools Boost Social-Emotional Learning?
Can Higher Ed Lift K-12 System to New Heights?
College & Career Readiness: A Whole New World
Creative Impact: School and Community Partnerships
Data Coaches: An Offensive Strategy for Change
Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus
Driving Social Innovation: Free Education
EdCorps: Where STEAM Meets Student Run Business
EdTech is the Question, Not the Answer
Elevating Educator Prep with Micro-Credentials
ELL Student Voice
Engaging Students Through Immersive Role Play
Entrepreneurship Ignites Project Based Learning
Forget What You Know: The Power of Unlearning
Fostering the Maker Movement in Early Childhood Ed
Future Ready Librarians: They're Out There
Getting High School Dropouts to Drop Back In
HBCU Educators, Advocates, & Entrepreneurs
Hit Refresh: Evolving Computer Science Instruction
How is the Entrepreneurialism Mindset Developed?
How Restorative Justice Can Impact Your Community!
How to Make Awesome Educational Videos
Humans of K-12 Purchasing
Inspiring Student Innovation through Competitions
Is Art School Squelching Creative Rebellion?
Learning and Leading in a Project-Based World
Learning from Children in the Most Remote Places
Maker Ed: It's Not about What You Make
MakerSpaces: How to Start with Mindset Not Toolset
Music: A Catalyst for Social and Academic Change
Network Effect: Robust Learning Pathways for All
New Media Literacy: Storytelling as Change Agent
Next Gen Schools Share the Future of Data
Next-Generation Parent Engagement
Out of the Box: Early Learning in the Community
Personalized Learning & the Tech to Make It Happen
Postsecondary Privacy - Student Data Analytics
Preparing Students Emotionally for College
Preserving Creativity with Intentionality
Reach & Engage More Adult Learners Via Mobile Tech
Responding to Syria's Higher Education Emergency
Scaling the Boot Camp Model for Middle Class Jobs
Separating Hype from Reality: AR/VR and Learning
So You Want to Create a Makerspace?
Startup 101: Experiencing Entrepreneurship in K-12
Student Data Privacy, Safety, and the FBI - Oh My!
Student Success Through Improved Financial Health
Students as Education Innovators
Systems Integration: Whose Job is it Anyway?
Talking the Talk: Anti-bias & Other Hard Topics
Teachers Are Learners, Too: Next Gen Learning & PD
Teaching: Art, Science, or Both?
The Art & Science of Spatial Perception
The Fall of Newspapers: What Higher Ed Can Learn
The Tale of Two Cities in Central Texas
The World Needs More Inventors, Starting with Kids
Think Outside the Bubble: Reimagining Assessment
Think Preparing Teachers Is a Game? It Can Be
Three Global Education Networks, One K-12 Ambition
Transgender Student Rights in K-12 Education
Using Data & Tech to Bring SPED up to Speed
What Youth with Disabilities Want from Education
Why Does Global Education Matter?
Why Have We Failed on Remediation?
Why Is K-12 Education So Slow to Change?
Will VR Really Impact Student Outcomes?
Wired for Job-Embedded Online Learning
You Say "Code for All!" We Say Code for What?
(1-2 Speakers • 30 min)
A casual stage presentation highlighting discovery-based learning activities in the SXSWedu Playground, including an audience Q&A.
Artistry in Juvenile Justice through Guitar
Bringing History to Life with Augmented Reality
Coding as Activism for Teens
CS Edu: Hack Science and the World's Problems
Embedded Empathy: Incorporating SEL in Content
Launching a Successful Drone Edu Program
Pixar in a Box - An Overview
Playing with History
Teaching Storytelling for Empathy and Engagement
The Space between Technology and Disability
Virtual Reality in Education -- Best Practices?
Wonderplace: History Museums and ECE
Playground Hands On
(1-2 Speakers • 30 min) A casual hands on experience showcasing a particular idea in the SXSWedu Playground.
3 Ways to Boost Curiosity in Young Scientists
Build-Your-Own Learning Environment
Crowdfunding Equitable & Inclusive Makerspaces
Gamifying Practice in Music & Arts Education
Monsters, Fear, & My Hat: Poetry in Autism Ed
Script, Serve, Sew & Solder-Enriching CS with PBL
Seed to Table-Whole Grain, Whole Garden Classroom
Show & Tell
(1-2 Speakers • 30 min)
A unique opportunity for organizations to showcase their products and services to the forward thinking community at SXSWedu.
(1-3 Speakers • 120 min)
An interactive exercise de- signed to address a prevalent challenge where speakers facilitate a number of small group discussions to identify possible solutions.
Curriculum Overload - Let's Get Rid of Some Stuff!
Engaging the Community
From Preschool to Pre-Service: Expecting Inclusion
Pop Up Problems of Practice in Competency Ed
Teaching Creativity: How, Why and the Impact
(1-4 Speakers per hour • Half day or whole day)
An extended form of programming with multiple formats that creates an intimate and collaborative environment to arrive at actionable outcomes.
A Pedagogy for Personalization
Blended: Practices & Conditions to Get It Right
Challenges and Solutions for Refugee Students
From Information to Experience: Education & A/M/VR
Future City: An Immersive Project Based Experience
Learning the Undeniable Truth About Inclusion
Using Distributive Leadership to Transform Schools
(1-3 Speakers • 120 min)
An in-depth, instructional program with hands-on learn- ing and specific takeaways.
#mindfulAISD: Mindfulness in Austin ISD
Are You a Neuroteacher . . . Yet?
Beyond Tables & Chairs; Designing Learning Spaces
Bringing Your Stories to Life
Build that Code! Teach Coding with 3D Construction
Building Blended Learning Teacher Leaders
Computational Thinking Makes Better Learners
Creating a Social Campaign in the Ed Sector
Creating Communities of Opportunity for All
Creating within Constraints: New Meets Old
Design + Leadership
Design Your Own VR Experience for EDU
Elementary Making, a Design Thinking Experience
Enhance Student Creativity with PBL
Exploring the Refugee Crisis in the Classroom
From Schooling to Learning: EdTech Breeding Space
Funding K-12 Technology Through Grants
Hip Hop in the Science Classroom
Hustle N’ Code: An Inner-city Learning Revolution
Make Yourself: Maker Mindset for Authentic Leaders
Makerspaces: Moving Beyond Accessibility with UDL
Making Critical Thinking Real with Digital Tools
Making Smart Decisions in a Crowded Ed Tech Market
Racial Equity & D.Thinking Need Each Other: Why?
Satellite Studios: Using Tech to Learn and Create
ScratchX: The Next Frontier for Scratchers
STEM for Little Learners
Storyboarding: How to Design Teaching that Sticks
The Tool to Combat Bias in the Classroom
Virtual Exchange Projects for Global Collaboration
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