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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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Coming from China when she was only seventeen years old, Yvonne Chan had a dream: she wanted to change things in our educational system. She did just that. By revamping the school system from the teachers up and by reforming the five basic principles, Human Capital, Curriculum and Instruction, Fiscal Resources, Partnership and Collaborations, and School Culture, into a cohesive circle, Chan's inner-city school is now flourishing. http://bigideasfest.org 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 3 created YODA. YODA, Your Own Daily Activator, is an alert system that tracks the social and emotional needs of learners and, in response, activates personal support networks. YODA prompts learners' social and emotional support through multiple data streams such as class and workload schedules, teacher interactions, and phone and in-person check-ins. For example, a student...
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Against the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and student-designed rubber band cars, William Brown, Director of the Eli Whitney Museum, explains how teachers can use innovative, non-traditional education models to bring out the best in students -- even students who have never before been the "best." License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Pointing to inequities of the past that are unfathomable today, the Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois College of Education invites us to consider what aspects of our current educational system our grandchildren will find unimaginable. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Virajita Singh answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Virajita's interest in design thinking brought her to the Fest. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Exploring the role of the built environment as the "Third Teacher" of children, Trung Le and his associates sought to redesign schools with a completely new aesthetic that combines learning and design to stimulate discovery, growth, and imagination. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Tony Brown tells us how HOLA overcame institutional and family barriers to welcome large populations of underprivileged youth into its rich, diverse extracurricular afterschool program, inspiring and nurturing children with wide-reaching support and helping them to break the cycle of generational poverty. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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Participant POV of the helicopter capturing the aerial group photo for Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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The Roadtrip Nation Experience at Big Ideas Fest 2011 As these students seek to define their own road in life, they ask Big Ideas Fest participants questions like, "What is your goal?", "What is your biggest inspiration?", "What is your biggest obstacle?" with the hope that they will learn something that will change their lives. roadtripnation.org/programs.php Music by our friends: "Brooklyn" (instrumental); Sean Cooney "South, Like The Summer"...
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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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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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Slam poet and longtime educator Taylor Mali looks back on his journey from the birth of the poem "What Teachers Make," through its resulting impact on a surprising number of newfound teaching converts—all the way through his official registration of 1000 new teachers. Along the way, according to Mali, many lives were changed, not the least of which was his own. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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BIFnik Susan Morosoli answers the question How did you come 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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In 1999, Dr. Sugatra Mitra placed a computer into a hole in the wall of an urban slum in New Delhi India and watched with a hidden camera to see how children of the slum interacted with this foreign device. His "Hole in the Wall" project, along with subsequent studies, demonstrates that even in the absence of direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge. http://bigideasfest.org License:...
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Given the Design Challenge "How to create alternatives for certifying or credentialing learning, as a means of expanding education and career opportunities," Action Collab 4 created Street Cred. Street Cred recognizes and assesses all learning and measuring as it provides a path to non-traditional certification. Portfolios are learner-centered and owned, versus school property, and are searchable by the entire world of opportunities. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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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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Three dynamic BIFniks making new friends at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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Stephen Ritz, Founder of the Green Bronx Machine, talks about seeding change in the Bronx and beyond, by teaching his students and the wider community how to grow food, build sustainably, participate in the green economy, and transform mindsets and landscapes in the inner city. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Stephen Ritz, Founder of Green Bronx Machine, and Peter Findler, history teacher at Washington's Latin Public High School, tell their story of a first meeting at Big Ideas Fest 2012 that led to Stephen's fourth- and fifth-graders traveling to Washington DC to teach indoor urban farming at Peter's Washington Latin Public High School. Since then, Stephen invited Peter to join him on an upcoming trip to the White House and Green Bronx Machine opportunities continue. As Stephen says, "it all...
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Chief Executive at Futurelab, Stephen Breslin, explains how involving schoolchildren in the conception and design of an interactive fountain, and asking teachers to step back and allow the children control of the project, unlocked the children's "untapped potential" and made the outcomes more beneficial for all. 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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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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Shuman Ghosemajumder, Co-Founder and Chairman of TeachAIDS, describes the process of using design and science to create educational technology effective enough to break through even the deepest cultural taboos. A resulting curriculum has fostered a true understanding of HIV education issues in students, making a global impact on HIV education. 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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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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BIFnik Sharon Olken answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Sharon is very interested in moving education forward in innovative ways. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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The Executive Director of non-profit Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Sean Pica outlines his personal path of helping to develop and grow an accredited, degree-granting college program in prisons, seeing firsthand how completion reduces the rate of recidivism and not only changes lives, but also saves them. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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Scholar and Equity Activist, Temple University, Sara Goldrick-Rab exposes the false image about college. A scholar-activist in the truest sense, Sara is committed to making college more affordable, and dissecting the intended and unintended consequences of the college-for-all movement in the United States. She has examined the efficacy and distributional implications of financial aid policies, welfare reform, transfer practices, and a range of interventions aimed at increasing college...
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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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With a modest goal to provide needed math tutoring to his cousin across the country, Sal Khan began creating simple, intimate, video tutorials and posting them on YouTube. Soon, his videos reached far beyond his family and the Khan Academy was born. This completely free online learning platform exemplifies the power of self-paced online learning, free of the pressure of a face-to-face instruction, and begs the question, Why isn't everyone doing this? http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative...
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Vice President, Strategy and innovation for the College Promise Campaign, Rosye Cloud discusses the core goals of the campaign to create a pathway for every American towards higher education with free access and equity. Rosye Cloud is an advocate and public policy expert on matters of national and domestic policy, government performance, adult education, disruptive innovation, and economic opportunities. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA...
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A sneak peek at the choreography involved in creating our Open Ed spiral aerial group photo. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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In developing the program for Quest to Learn, a ground-breaking new public school that transforms education through play, games, and game design, Rufo-Tepper and her colleagues discovered that in order to create meaningful learning experiences, teachers must be collaborators in designing the curriculum. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Big Ideas Fest 2012 participants start to forge a space for OpenEd, getting a step by step tutorial from our photographer on creating this year's dynamic group photo. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Paul Kruchoski, Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, describes the effort to elevate education diplomacy across the Dept.'s vast, decentralized staff of 70,000. Using a human-centered design approach, the project uncovered needs and desires for sharing, internally across embassies, and externally with the world. As the Department's advocate for innovative educational technologies, including Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), he implemented an...
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Paul Freedman, founder and CEO of Altius Education, had the idea to create Ivy Bridge Community College, an online college designed to support successful transfer and continuation of education beyond a two-year degree. Then he had to find a way to fund his big idea. He claims that the real trick to accessing capital is to not worry about it; "If you focus on making [your idea] something successful, something that works," then the money, the investors, and the students will inevitably...
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Given the Design Challenge "How to enable teachers to have the greatest impact on learners," Action Collab 7 created Passion Playground. The Passion Playground is an online space for teachers, students, and the public to share their passions. Composed of videos and resources, the Passion Playground inspires individual expression and community connections. Learn more about Action Collabs: www.bigideasfest.org/2010/actioncollabs License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Storytelling Panel: BIF Bump All-Stars Maya Enista Smith, Shiza Shahid, Erin McKean Smith, Shahid, and McKean, BIF alumni, reflect on the evolution of their work in the time since their last BIF visit. For McKean, this means further developing the dictionary website Wordnik, currently the largest semantic resource in the world. For Shahid, this means furthering her non-profit work, including mentoring Malala Yousafzai, who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize. And for Maya, it includes working...
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The body shapes the way we think, says PJ Hirabayashi, who discovered, through Taiko drumming, a voice for self expression and a powerful channel for energy. In this talk, Hirabayashi outlines TaikoPeace—a movement dedicated to helping others unleash creativity and awaken their own true voice in “disruptive and powerful ways.” Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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Often, the smallest moments can turn into the biggest opportunities," says Nirvan Mullick, filmmaker and Creative Director of the Imagination Foundation. Nirvan discusses his viral short film "Caine's Arcade" and how a little boy's imagination transformed a moment of creativity into a global movement. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-S
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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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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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Upon meeting at a conference in Croatia, Neeru Paharia and four colleagues posed the question: What if every person in the world could get a free online college education? From there they envisioned Peer 2 Peer University, a free university curricula inspired by the Open Education Resources movement. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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There is not just one type of book or music or cuisine—we have a wealth of options for diverse tastes—but we expect diverse learners to succeed in one type of educational model. Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder & Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation, introduces a low-cost tool that lets teachers and students customize learning experience for different learners within a single classroom. Digital FlexBooks, videos, and interactive content provide students with both choice and immediate feedback...
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Nathaniel Manning, Director of Business and Strategy at Ushahidi, describes how they build open source software for making sense of data. In addition to software, Ushahidi has also built the iHub, the nerve center of Kenya’s tech community, and the BRCK, a redesign of connectivity for the developing world. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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:...
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Naif Al-Mutawa, CEO of THE 99, fosters interfaith dialogue through a comic series that features Muslim characters and culture. Here, he describes the process of his characters merging with traditional, Western comic characters, censorship, funding -- and using a big idea that began in a taxicab to change the world. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Stanford University professor, Dr. Myra Strober, explains "interdisciplinarity," a nexus between two bodies of knowledge to get one result. Dr. Strober believes that although "interdisciplinarity" is not a silver bullet, less specialization will inspire needed innovation and creativity and help to drive educational reform. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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The background story of a group of young women unapologetically reclaiming their narratives using poetry as an outlet. Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Balkisa Omar, and Lena Ginawi discuss how they formed Muslim Girls Making Change to create and perform original poetry that transmits individual and collective stories especially around their Muslim, immigrant, and female identities and experiences in America. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0...
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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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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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Missy Sherburne, Chief Partnerships Officer of DonorsChoose.org, describes the amazing growth of an online charity that makes it easy for ordinary citizens to help fund school projects they are passionate about (e.g., classrooms in need of art supplies, field trips, or science kits). Since Missy joined DonorsChoose.org, the organization has delivered over $270 million worth of resources and experiences to more than 12 million students across the country. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons...
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Self-taught web coder, Ming Horn, describes her junior year in high school when she courageously took on designing, crowdfunding, and teaching KhodeUp (khodeup.org), a four-week computer programming class for 24 young men and women in an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, thus taking the first steps toward a replicable model for students to learn coding, how to support themselves in a growing industry, and how to learn and innovate. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit...
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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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A social psychologist and Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, Michelle Fine speaks on social injustice, leading with the question "To whose souls are we accountable?" in the process of innovation. Fine discusses her work in participatory action research and emphasizes that those who experience injustice and those in positions of privilege must both be at the table to truly bring about change. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA....
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Seeing opportunity for revolution in old limitations, Quinn College president Michael Sorrell helped transform the college from an institution where “everything was broken,” to the nation’s first urban work college—where students can graduate debt-free, with real-life career experience to bolster a brighter future. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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Maya Enista and Mobilize.org based Democracy 2.0 on the idea that Millennials (those born from 1976 to 1996) are not only the 'leaders of tomorrow,' if they are inspired and empowered to take action, they can start leading our world today. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Executive Director of Born This Way Foundation, Maya Enista Smith shares the benefits of making kindness cool, validating emotions of young people around the world and eliminating the stigma around mental health. Maya Smith has over a decade of experience in the youth empowerment, civic engagement, and community development fields. Maya proudly serves as the first Executive Director of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation which works to support the wellness of young people and empower them to...
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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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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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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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Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, United States Department of Education Opening Remarks http://bigideasfest.org 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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