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Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education.



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Heather Joseph and fellow librarians wanted to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. With a desire to make access to scholarly information available online and free, they built Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, an international alliance of academic and research librarians that works with numerous stakeholders to lift the barriers to learning. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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In her final semester as a business major, Jade Trinh was uninspired by the obvious career paths open to her. In her 2011 BIF Talk, Trinh recounts her story of stumbling into an entrepreneurship course that revealed an unexpected and exciting new path. She argues that students crave the kinds of real-world, experiential learning environments she was fortunate enough to encounter and urges that experiences like hers should not be the exception, but the rule. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Teacher at Science Leadership Academy, Joshua Block shares his experiences centered around encouraging students to creatively explore and express ideas through multiple modalities to transform their learning experience. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, Student Voice, Changing the grammar of school
On a circuitous journey from engineer, to teacher, to entrepreneur, Matt Fritzinger found his passion and founded the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League. Here he explains its benefits to students, teachers, and education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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ISKME's Action Collabs™ are dynamic workshops that use the design-thinking framework to innovate new ideas with actionable next steps. This Action Collab group presentation highlights "Common Currency," a web service that "leverages existing tools for creation, curation and sharing, and delivers the information most relevant" to teachers and learners, in line with Common Core standards—while also compensating contributors.
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Chris Miller, LifePlays, kicks off Action Collab 1: Identifying Opportunities. He introduces the concept of improv and demonstrates how fun and dynamic improv is at bringing people to new ideas. Big Ideas Fest participants engage in improv activities throughout Action Collabs. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Ten years ago, author Dave Eggers set out to create a small tutoring center on 826 Valencia Street, in one of San Francisco's less privileged neighborhoods. As luck would have it, zoning required that the property be a retail store, so Eggers and his creative volunteers designed the creative learning center as a whimsical Pirate Supply Store, replete with products like "Peg Leg Oil" and "Scurvy Begone." Their creative response to circumstances now provides a "third...
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Kaycee Eckardt teaches reading to high school students in New Orleans' 9th Ward. Her goal, to equip all scholars for world-changing pursuits, requires taking a chance on innovative teaching, prototyping and piloting new ideas. "To pause, or to hesitate, or to forget to innovate because of fear, that's the only moment that we will fail." License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Pricipal Sharyn Gabriel, knew her Ocoee Middle School was in trouble -- that education was in trouble -- and that engagement was the answer to all of it. Seeing that games were a way to keep children engaged, Gabriel initiated a digital art program utilizing games to capture students' attention and merge technology and education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Executive Director, Mastery Transcript Consortium, Stacy Caldwell focuses on reinventing how students prepare for college, career and life by creating a transcript that reflects the unique skills, strengths and interests of each student. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Design Challenge: How might we create ways to assess learning geared to making tangible progress toward meaningful goals? The iLEAP prototype is a customizable assessment tool for individually led educational assessment. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Indiana University East is redesigning higher education to make it more effective, efficient and accessible to a wide range of students. At BIF 2011, Chancellor Nasser Paydar explains how IU East provides more students a quality education, using collaborative new models and fewer resources—going from the lowest retention rates among all Indiana University campuses to the highest in four years. Watch the video, then read the case study report:...
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, BIF2011, Nasser, Paydar, 2012
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Storytelling Panel: How Might We Create Educational Opportunities to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline Tyson Amir Mustafa, Ashanti Branch, Shanley Rhodes Mustafa and Rhodes, teachers at Five Keys Charter Schools, and Branch, founder of non-profit Ever Forward Club, use personal narratives to explore the means by which educators might disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Their experiences highlight the importance of consistency, relevance, contextual awareness and cultural fluency in...
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Nina Simon, Executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, emphasizes the importance of using social objects to bridge the gap between individual and collective experience. By seeing museums not as silent, private halls—but rather as gathering spaces for unique, participatory connections— Simon explains how we can "think big, but also thinks small," considering the intricate barriers we can leap over to "transform our communities and ourselves."...
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Assistant Director for Academic Programs for the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University Washington College of Law, and Public Lead for Creative Commons USA, Meredith Jacobs convinces us why copyright laws matter and how design thinking can facilitate fair use and high quality open educational materials. Currently Meredith's work includes research and advocacy focused on: open access to federally funded research, flexible limitations and...
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Gabrielle Lyon, of Project Exploration, explains how her organization uses high-caliber out of school science programs to inspire kids to become interested in science, to maintain that interest and to use the spark of intrigue to pursue a career in science if they so choose. In a 10-year study, Project Exploration found that 95 percent of the students they served were on track to graduate, and with an eye on how the program impacts participants for the long haul, this talk explores the...
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Associate Professor at the University of Utah, Dr. Erin O'Connell, uses gangsa rap to help her students engage with Homer's The Iliad. Exploring similarities in content and beat, O'Connell engages students and makes an ancient text relevant to their contemporary lives. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Olympic figure skater and founder of the Always Dream Foundation, Yamaguchi uses her inspiring history as a child developing a passion for figure skating to illustrate the impetus, goals, and process behind the Always Reading Program, a rapidly growing initiative designed to nurture early childhood literacy. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, 2016
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ISKME's Action Collabs™ are dynamic workshops that use the design-thinking framework to innovate new ideas with actionable next steps. In this presentation, a group composed of students and educators outlines their idea for a passport connecting local businesses with students, to facilitate standards-aligned learning in a way that is less prescriptive than traditional education—and more fun.
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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The Edgeless Learning Exchange is an online open community connecting learners everywhere. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Seventh grade English teacher, Arial Sacks, is the co-author of Teaching 2030, a book that examines how to solve the problems of education now and in the future. Her idea of Teacherpreneurship is based on the notion that teachers see students' problems first-hand and could help design solutions if they were given the time and resources to do so. To illustrate her point, she steps into the future to see how her own Teacherpreneurship afforded her an opportunity to solve a security problem...
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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities for learning through international collaboration? Nomadic Teacher Network is a digital documentation of travel experiences. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2016 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Tess Posner, Managing Director of SamaUSA, describes how she built and launched a program that provides low-income Americans with digital skills and access to internet-based jobs to help them move out of poverty. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Christopher Emdin, Professor of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University (where he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education) speaks passionately about sparking innovation in education. Sharing stories from his own work creating a Twitter-based hip-hop ed revolution and science rap battles supported by hip-hop star GZA, Edmin outlines the kind of opportunities that only emerge to those who are...
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Joan Blades, Founder of MoveOn.org, describes the trajectory of MoveOn's three viral moments, and the resulting sub-projects that emerged along the way -- MomsRising.org and LivingRoomConversations.org. Her talk includes lessons in movement building, such as staying persistent and listening in order to serve. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Mark Milliron has a radical proposal: Why not give learners immediate feedback on their progress? He sees an opportunity to use data and information to increase communication among teachers, administrators, and students. As the Chancellor of Western Governors University Texas he is exploring how new technologies for real-time assessment can open doors to motivated students and empowered teachers. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik John Pryor answers the question "What brought you to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2016 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Steve Good, Executive Director of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Five Keys Charter Schools, provides an inside glimpse of the the first charter school in the nation to operate inside a county jail. Five Keys now has several schools in San Francisco and Los Angeles County jails, and thirty community satellite campuses. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Mo Qayoumi, President of San Jose State University, discusses historical elements that have had greatest impact on our higher education system, and how information technology, data sciences, and online education will transform the way that higher education institutions serve students and do business. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of Maryland University College, explains how her institution—dedicated entirely to adult learners—has become committed to personalizing the education process to each student. Through predictive modeling, determining risk profiles and developing interventions, UMUC has managed to target where individual students need help and how to best help them. The result? A rising completion rate and thousands more students...
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Matt gives everyone pointers on how to do his signature dance to gear up for the group photo. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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We should be preparing kids for life in the 21st century," emphasizes Ali Partovi of Code.org. "And in the 21st century, some knowledge of computer programming is necessary no matter what you want to do when you grow up." This talk outlines an effort to change the mindsets and laws which have relegated computer science to an elective. To that end, Code.org rallies tech giants and celebrities, in videos and in international programs that reframe computer science as an exciting,...
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President of the Boston Public Library, David Leonard sits down with the Founder & CEO of ISKME Lisa Petrides to discuss the intersection between digital equity and Information management. David Leonard leads the 170-year old Boston Public Library, one of the city’s great educational, cultural and civic treasures, and brings a focus on developing the BPL as a twenty first century institution providing dynamic library experiences to the residents of Boston, of Massachusetts and beyond....
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David Merrill wanted to combine his love of building blocks and computers—he wanted interaction with digital media to be more like interacting with physical products—so he and his colleagues came up with Siftables: cookie-sized computers that can sense motion, sense each other, and can be programmed an innumerable number of ways and used by children and adults for creative learning and fun. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Jason Young is co-founder/CEO of MindBlown labs, a tech firm that aims to empower young people with financial literacy skills. Based on deep analysis of the needs of students and teachers, they created and distribute Thrive ‘n’ Shine, a successful, engaging experiential learning game that teaches high schoolers to make personal financial choices that will lead to better life outcomes. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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A BIFnik answers the question "What brought you to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" She was sent to Big Ideas Fest which has opened her mind and allowed her to let go of an agenda. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we achieve universal competency in basic literacy and math skills? The DIY Toolkit prototype is a library of videos demonstrating kinesthetic exercises for classrooms. Videos are teacher developed, selected, and rated. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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How do we rebuild education around things we're passionate about sharing?" asks Nic Weidinger, founder of Wikiseat, an organization that uses a simple tool called a catalyst to get people started building their own chairs. Wikiseat has now inspired classrooms far and wide, from fourth grade to college, and across subject matters, to use chair building as a tactile backdrop for a variety of lesson plans. In this talk, Weidinger explores whether there is a "catalyst," similar to...
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Founder of the Ever Forward Club and school principal by day, Ashanti Branch describes how he prototyped and grew a program into an organization. Drawing from his own needs as a youth, he developed a groundbreaking “emotional tool box” for African American and Latino young men to learn to trust and persevere, face their fears, and bring confidence and empathy into their lives in order to achieve their true potential. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit...
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Get a glimpse inside ISKME's Big Ideas Fest 2010. Speakers, participants, Action Collabs, Roadtrip Nation, CrossPulse, and more. Created by: Big Ideas Fest 2010 Participant Patricia McLaughlin www.bigideasfest.org License: CC BY NC
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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The All Learner Interactive Experience (ALIE) prototype is a platform that connects experiences in the arts to open educational resources and other people. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we create ways to assess learning geared to making tangible progress toward meaningful goals? The iLEAP prototype is a customizable assessment tool for individually led educational assessment. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Dr. Erik Duval, Professor of Computer Science at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven used the music genome project to develop the Cry-Pod, an mp3 player that reads your body's emotions and plays music based on those emotions. From this he learned that if you are able to create in abundance and fail, you can learn why you fail and that's when innovation happens. So he set out to apply this premise to education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Matt Harding, Creator of Where the Hell is Matt, LLC, charts the growth of an off-handed silly dance film clip -- to a global, corporately-funded viral video -- and finally into the present-day blossoming of his big idea: dancing in the style of local communities to illustrate a world without fear. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Digital media artist, Ameera (A.E. Godwin) describes these images as a fusion of face and sketch, a shared exercise in “being seen”, revealing qualities or ourselves that others might not typically see. This collaborative art project was a culmination of the Big Ideas Fest 2018 opening session centered on an experiential activity in revealing aspects of our authentic selves, facilitated by Ashanti Branch and the Ever Forward Club (everforwardclub.org). Ashanti Branch speaks about young...
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Stephen Ritz tells us how he ended up at Big Ideas Fest 2012 and dispenses some great rallying cries.
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Taking advantage of the inspiration in “Why Not” moments, Sanderlin has established a vast array of partnerships that provide her low-income Compton scholars with everything from daily arts programs to etiquette training. She shares her methods for designing and establishing these mutually beneficial partnerships that offer invaluable opportunities for students. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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23andMe Chief Medical Officer, Jill Hagenkord, describes how their company is disrupting the healthcare industry by allowing people to access their own DNA. Genetic information is the basis for personalized medicine and 23andMe believes everyone has the right to their personal genetic DNA. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The WeLearn prototype is a web and mobile platform that matches learners' interests and needs with open educational resources. The platform facilitates lifelong learning through meeting the needs of all learners, regardless of age, context, or learning setting. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Sponsored by Hack Harassment, this panel focuses on the conversation of how we might create safe learning environments in today’s blended virtual and physical learning spaces. Panelists Ash Whipple, Adejire Bademosi, and Ellie Green share their experiences about how they addressed harassment in order to more fully bring their whole selves to online spaces. Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities that reinforce the value of arts in education? ArtV is a mobile studio that brings communities together to engage in creative expression in a sustainable way. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Farnaz Ronaghi, co-founder and Director of Engineering at NovoEd, designed and developed the Venture Lab platform at Stanford University while a PhD student. Venture Lab was a difficult design challenge for which she prototyped technical solutions for enabling beneficial peer collaboration among tens of thousands of students around the globe enrolled in an online Stanford entrepreneurship class. The venture lab, designed for students to find teams, work together on startup business ideas and...
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Inspired to make American students more globally competitive, Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education with the Asia Society, redesigned his schools using four teaching techniques to make students globally competent: 'investigating the world,' 'recognizing perspective,' 'communicating ideas,' and 'taking action.' In Jackson's view, teaching students this way will propel them to succeed not only in our country, but also in the world. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Shiza Shahid, Co-founder and CEO of Malala Fund, shares the story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who became an advocate for girls' education in the face of adversity. Together, Shiza and Malala have created a movement for access to education, cultivating a cadre of global leaders and working to redefine the meaning of school and learning. Shiza reminds us that girls matter -- and that educating young people worldwide is the most effective way to both address inequality and to foster...
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BIFnik Juliet is enthusiastic about Big Ideas Fest because it is offers solid implementable solutions and going out and doing things. A Big Ideas Fest highlight was listening to the speakers who provided inspiration. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Given the Design Challenge "How to enable teachers to have the greatest impact on learners," Action Collab 1 created Odyssey School. Students choose their own adventure path to learning at the Odyssey School. Based on students' individual interests (even surfing!), teachers create lesson plans around topics. The cross-disciplinary approach builds on students' natural interests and creates unexpected learning communities. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 commentator Dale Dougherty, Make Magazine & Maker Faire, O'Reilly Media. Dougherty shares his vision for the school of the future. www.bigideasfest.org
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Design Challenge: How might we achieve universal competency in basic literacy and math skills? The Electronic Learning Celestial City prototype is is a virtual and real-life ecosystem that leverages people and resources increase students' basic skills. The ecosystem includes assessment devices, gaming, data sharing, and camouflaged assessment that triggers mentors for student support. It is a high-touch enabled by currently available technology. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, Martha Kanter reminds us that Thomas Jefferson's primary public concern was to establish a system of general education to reach every citizen—believing that "whenever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government." Today, as our lauded history of producing the best-educated citizenry in the world is slipping through our fingers, Kanter argues that people need to learn to think critically not only to...
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Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, President of Say Yes to Education, Inc., talks about creating structures that allow for educational innovations to be scaled at the community level -- helping to rebuild communities, revive cities and improve schools that have "stopped settling for less than what kids are capable of doing." License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Excerpts from Monday's Lunch Keynote speech: Yvonne Chan, Principal, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center and Member of CA State Board of Education, Trusting You Have the Knowledge-Base to Create Something New. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Realizing economic disparity often means educational disparity, Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, outlines the process of making a language learning platform that is accessible to all. Fueled by constant data-driven improvements, Duolingo is now the most popular language learning platform in the world, used by everyone from Columbian school kids to Bill Gates. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Can Our Institutions Accommodate to People Who Don't Believe In Them" by Sandy Shugart, President, Valencia Community College Shugart serves as the fourth president of Valencia Community College, one of the nation's largest and most celebrated two-year colleges. Valencia, the second largest producer of graduates in the country, is especially well regarded for its learning centered approach to higher education, its economic development programs, and its outstanding academic programs....
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Given the Design Challenge "How to create learning opportunities for students pushed out of formal education," Action Collab 8 created School Suckcessful. The School Suckcessful program is designed to help people who are, or are about to be, pushed out of traditional learning by providing support and information that will either help them stay in school or find viable alternative paths to continue their education. Interactions are both in-person and online and include connecting with...
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A post-high school road trip to find his passionate yielded Mike Marriner and his buddies a book deal and TV show, but that wasn't enough. He wanted to scale his experience to help high school students all across America to make their education relevant; so he started Roadtrip Nation, a school program that enables students to plan their own road trip to find their own passions. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Executive Director of Mastery Transcript Consortium, Stacy Caldwell focuses on reinventing how students prepare for college, career and life by creating a transcript that reflects the unique skills, strengths and interests of each student. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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BIFnik Stephen Ritz answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Stephen is also a speaker at the Fest and says he can't wait to come back next year. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Russakoff gives us a narrative, retrospective view of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s development. Facing an unfavorable outcome in the Newark City Schools after their first attempt at philanthropy, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan analyzed the lessons they learned from their mistakes, using them to create a set of guiding principles for their new, multi-billion dollar large-scale giving program. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big...
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ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest is an extraordinary immersion into collaboration and design that focuses on transformational change in K-20 education. Big Ideas Fest convenes education mavericks from organizations that serve K-12, higher education, and informal learning, with opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas among all education stakeholders. The theme for Big Ideas Fest 2016 was Educating to Be Human and focused on looking at education and innovation in the context of what it means to be...
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Joe Orrach’s talk, a story-telling performance, illustrates how he uses drama and dance to help students, as young as fifth grade, to connect with their unique voice. His lessons, which can involve the use of boxing gloves and jump rope to engage disaffected students and ex-gang members with Shakespeare, body movement and rhythm to help teach the science of evolution. Orrach runs the Joe Orrach Performance Project, a nonprofit promoting dance, theater and education. Video is licensed by ISKME...
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A professional hula hooper, Kari Revolva, wows Big Ideas Fest 2014 audience with her story of why she said "no" to Oprah. Her blog post explaining why she refused to perform at Oprah's "The Life You Want" tour went viral and was viewed over 300,000 times in 3 weeks. Revolva speaks on behalf of artists everywhere who are "asked to work for free by people who can afford to pay." Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn...
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Advocates & Poets, Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Balkisa Omar & Lena Ginawi are a Vermont-based slam poetry group sharing their experience of how creative expression and activism compliments each other and their mission to cultivating a space rooted in vulnerability and authenticity for young writers to speak the truth. Tired of having their voices ignored by older generations, they turned to slam poetry to be heard and to make a change. Since forming these girls have competed at...
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