Announcing Free SXSW EDU Professional Development Courses in Partnership with Kahoot!

This is quiz-tory in the making… We are thrilled to announce that professional development is now available through a first-of-its-kind partnership with Kahoot!

Earn professional development from SXSW EDU 2023 Keynote and Featured sessions through five free courses. Each course is centered around interactive modules made up of videos, documents, exploratory digital activities, and more, and will provide a digital certificate for each upon completion.

“We are committed to finding new ways to support our community year-round. This new partnership with Kahoot! represents a significant priority for us to showcase our powerful speakers and content and find new ways to build professional development opportunities for educators. This is a very exciting development, and we can’t wait to see how this is received and build on it in new and different ways."

Ron Reed
Founder & Executive Producer of SXSW EDU

Kahoot! participated as a finalist in the SXSW EDU 2013 Launch Startup Competition and has since grown into a household name, used by over 8 million teachers globally, hundreds of millions of students and families, and 97% of Fortune 500 companies.

This partnership marks a full-circle moment, particularly as this is a first foray into interactive virtual content for SXSW EDU and professional development for Kahoot! With both companies sharing a passion and commitment to educators, this well-aligned partnership follows SXSW EDU’s mission to help create a new tomorrow for learners everywhere, 365 days a year.

“Kahoot! was launched at SXSW EDU 11 years ago, and the event has always been an exciting place to discover the latest trends and technologies shaping the education landscape. To be able to share the most compelling sessions with educators as Kahoot! courses and support teachers’ professional development is a proud moment for us. We look forward to continuing collaborating with SXSW EDU to empower and give back to educators around the world.”

Craig Narveson
Director of Strategic Partnerships at Kahoot!

Dive into pertinent topics in education, from how schools can counteract hate to why diversifying the curriculum matters to empower students, led by top thought leaders and innovators in their fields. Explore the initial five courses currently available:

Dive into the Learning Journey

Kahoot! courses offer full learning journeys combining different content formats, such as kahoots, videos, documents, and exploratory digital activities for deeper learning, all while keeping the engagement high.
Through each course, participants will have the chance to explore pertinent topics in education and receive digital certificates upon completion, which can be shared on social media to show your achievement and encourage your fellow educators to join in on the learning.

Connect With Us IRL on Tuesday, March 5

Swing by the Networking Lounge in the Expo at 1pm on Tuesday, March 5 to connect with representatives from SXSW EDU and Kahoot! for a lively discussion about teacher professional development. Learn more about this newly announced partnership, along with a broader conversation on what good professional development looks like.

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As we continue to envision the leap from stage to screen, we want to hear feedback from all members of our community once you have explored our new courses in Kahoot! Take this short five-question survey and tell us what you think. Help us improve your professional development experience.

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Kahoot! members: Follow these steps to get started...

New members: Follow these steps to sign up…

  • Sign up for a free account here and click "Start"
  • Scroll half way down the page and select the “Basic" account by clicking "Continue for free”

  • Select "Teacher," then pick the option that best describes your workplace
  • Sign up with your email to create your free account
  • Start learning!

There are multiple ways to learn! Individuals or corporations can host a live course, assign it to learners, or do a solo study session.

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By Auva Saghafi