K-12 Educators at SXSW EDU 2024

As a K-12 educator, you create learning environments for students in their years of self-discovery, inspiring them, and making them feel valued, respected, and supported. You play a significant role in who your students will become beyond the classroom.

In your journey of creating inclusive and stimulating learning environments, you are likely faced with challenges of limited resources, diverse student needs, and pressure to meet academic standards.

Gain valuable insights and strategies to strengthen your impact in the classroom, and find opportunities to network and collaborate with your peers at SXSW EDU 2024.

Top Sessions to Attend for K-12 Educators

Explore proactively applying an antibias and antiracist lens to your craft, and reflect on dismantling systems of oppression while building and reimagining intentional and sustainable practices in the Workshop Concretizing Antibias & Antiracism in the Classroom.

Join the 2023 National Teacher of the Year in the Featured Session How Do We Find the Good at a Time Like This? to explore the intentional steps teachers can take to find meaning, beauty, and significance in their daily work.

Learn how to sharpen your skills in identifying potentially neurodivergent students and feel confident communicating with parents in exploring support systems in the Solo Missed & Misdiagnosed: Overlooked Neurodivergent Teens.

Join the Keynote Science Comedy: Why It's a Thing & How to Do It and learn the importance of humor as a means of communicating complex ideas in STEM in an entertaining way.

Discover the connections between English Language Arts, Civics, and History for K-12 learners within and beyond the sphere of the traditional classroom in the Panel Teaching Literature & Civics with Phillis Wheatley.

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Connect With Your Peers at Interactive Meet Ups

Explore what steps districts, large and small, are taking to support older readers and if we are all doing enough in the Meet Up Beyond the Reading Wars: Bridging the Gap for Older Students.

Get ready to take on teaching math in an AI world at Meet Up: Teaching Math in the World of AI, where you will have the opportunity to collaborate, ask questions, and learn from other math educators.

Network with other multilingual learners and teachers of multilingual learners and bring together resources to help each other in the Multilingual Learners & Teachers Meet Up.

Come build a community around education transformation and discuss what is new in student-centered learning and K-12 personalized, competency-based education at the Personalized Competency-Based Education Meet Up.

Join the Meet Up So You Have to Teach Computer Science? for a session that addresses the pressing questions of how to kickstart CS instruction and how to empower teachers to feel confident in delivering this critical curriculum.

Roundtable Discussions to Join for K-12

Meet with your peers and a mentor in a group discussion setting with a focus on trending issues in K-12 Education:

Mentors to Meet for K-12 Educators

Get advice from mentors who can provide you with insights into your specific interest area within K-12 education:

  • Eva Keiffenheim - talk to Eva about leveraging evidence-based edtech strategies to enhance learning outcomes and more.
  • Danna Thompson – talk to Danna about teacher retention, burnout prevention, and more.
  • DeShanna Reed - talk to DeShanna about understanding special education laws and how to develop strong, collaborative transition plans, and more.
  • JoLisa Hoover – talk to JoLisa about effectively advocating for education, developing advocacy skills among teachers, and more.
  • Kelsey Chandler – talk to Kelsey about educator wellness, cultivating student, teacher, parent, and community relations, and more.
  • Leila Nuland – talk to Leila about ensuring equity in learning, diversifying the workforce, managing in a high-growth environment, and more.
  • Monica Martinez - talk to Monica about community initiatives and more.
  • Monica McNichols - talk to Monica about balancing the demands of the education system, your well-being, personal goals, and more.
  • Patrick Cerria - talk to Patrick about how you can reimagine the role of music at your school and more.

Catch This Film Screening

Explore these poignant narrative and documentary films:

Discover Innovative Organizations

Browse through the SXSW EDU Expo to discover what’s next and new in K-12 education and meet with trailblazing organizations looking to share their ideas.

Earn Continuing Professional Education Credits

SXSW EDU has partnered with the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) to provide more than 230 accredited sessions for Continuing Professional Education credits. With sessions tackling continuing education, early learning, higher education, and K-12 education, there is no shortage of professional development opportunities.

Want to Explore More Content for K-12 Educators?

Explore More Programming Opportunities:

Browse These Tags:

Curriculum Design | Diversity & Inclusion | Neurodiversity | Personalized Learning | School Design | School Safety | Special Education | Teachers

Browse These Tracks:

Accessibility & Inclusion | Equity & Justice | Teaching & Learning

Join Your Community of K-12 Educators:

K-12 educators from around the world will be speaking and have already registered to attend SXSW EDU 2024. After registering, you will gain exclusive access to EDU Social, our online networking platform, where you can browse through your peers at this year’s event and start making connections before you arrive.

How to Save on Attending SXSW EDU 2024:

  • Get approval from your boss – use the “make your case” email template to convince your boss to provide funding and approval for your attendance at SXSW EDU 2024.
  • Register early – save on the walk-up rate when you register to attend early.
  • Attend with a team – take advantage of discounted rates when registering with a team of 10 or more.

Don’t Miss Out On SXSW EDU 2024

Register and book your hotel today to break new ground in education through compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, mentorship, film screenings, trailblazing competitions, a dynamic expo, networking opportunities, and so much more at SXSW EDU from March 4-7, 2024.

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By Auva Saghafi