What’s Happening Today: Thursday, March 11

SXSW EDU Online Thursday Programming Highlights

It’s the final day of SXSW EDU Online and there is an abundance of must-see programming. Let’s get right to it.

Start your day with the SXSW EDU Online community in this morning’s powerful keynote session, Empathy in Equity: Author & Educator. Speakers Nic Stone and Brittany Hogan will give their individual and collective thoughts and ideas about how diverse literature can change the hearts and minds of students. The keynote will begin streaming promptly at 9:30am CT. Join the keynote speakers directly after their session for a live Q&A.

Then, join us for the closing keynote session, Secretary Cardona & Dr. Tinisha Parker in Conversation Moderated by Connie Britton on how schools and communities can meet the social, emotional, mental health and academic needs of students, particularly as we grapple with the extraordinary disruption caused by COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color and other underserved communities. The closing keynote will begin streaming promptly at 4:30pm CT.

A Few Highlight’s for Today

  • Check out the virtual Exhibition and chat with exhibitors daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm CT.

  • Mentors will be available throughout the day to share their insights. Check the schedule for availability and book a meeting with a mentor.

  • Join panel, Next Gen EdTech: Exploring Tomorrow’s Classroom and explore how technology leaders are rethinking technologies for tomorrow’s teachers, parents and students, wherever their classroom may be at 10:30am CT.

  • At 11:30am CT tune in to featured session, Creating Curricular Partnerships: Nine Muses Lab with the creators of the Nine Muses Lab, a course at NYU for multi-hyphenate students about what it takes to “make it” and master their craft.

  • Learn how to ensure positive representation, evolution, and adaptation occurs in your classroom, in-person or virtually, without abandoning the core values and needs of all students in Talk session, Generation Unified: Guide to an Inclusive Mindset at 1:00pm CT.

  • What will it take to reimagine education so that it centers on equity and the aspirations of students? How can we develop the next generation of equity-oriented leaders in the field? Learn more in featured session, Educator Leadership for Equity & Justice at 1:30pm CT.

  • At 2:30pm CT, From HBCU to PhD: Social Capital & Student Success will address how the diversity of thought and social capital cultivated at HBCUs produces professionals who are capable of navigating the highest levels of education and STEM.

  • In Tectonic Mergers: Frictions in Music Education, join panelists to learn more about how the pandemic’s tectonic shift to virtual creative technologies has disrupted both traditional and non-traditional teaching at 3:30pm CT.

  • At 6:00pm CT students will showcase their brilliant creative skills through performing original music as well as share stories on how they discovered viable professional careers through content creation in performance, High School for Recording Arts – Creation Meets Vocation.

  • Don’t miss film screening of Beautiful Something Left Behind* at 7:00pm CT. The film captures the heartbreaking, mundane and even the funny moments in the lives of several young children who have recently lost one or both parents. Join for a post-screening Q&A.

Full Thursday Schedule

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*This film is only available to view in the United States.

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