Stories and storytelling are an important part of teaching and learning. This year, Storytelling in a Modern World is one of the top ten programming trends for the event. When selecting the storytelling tag in the online schedule there are numerous sessions on the subject, making storytelling a key topic area for the community at SXSW EDU.
As we look forward to the 2020 event, let’s take a moment to reflect on, and be inspired by the storytellers who have shared powerful stories on the SXSW EDU stage over the years.
1. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Documentary, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
In conversation with CEO of PBS Paula Kerger, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses his latest documentary.
2. Ron Suskind, Author of Life, Animated, on Affinity as Identity
Ron Suskind shares his journey as a writer, father, and a new project — a fresh alternative to social media, inspired by brilliant folks on the spectrum.
3. LeVar Burton on the Gift of Literacy
In conversation with Reading Is Fundamental CEO Alicia Levi, Writer, Actor, Director, and Children’s Literacy Advocate LeVar Burton shares insights and perspectives on how digital resources can open up a child’s world.
4. Stories of Schooling & Getting Schooled with The Moth
Four educators share heartwarming stories from their journeys taken both inside and outside the classroom.
If these videos leave you wanting more, browse the SXSW EDU 2020 schedule for a full look at programming and events scheduled for March 9-12, 2020.