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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 outlines "Bonfire," a series of micro events where attendees at face-to-face gatherings unite the best of oral tradition and the best of the digital age, by explaining the spark that ignited their passion, documenting theses stories via video, and then using the Internet to stay connected with those they meet.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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Colorful highlights from Big Ideas Fest 2012 featuring Action Collab group 2.
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Teachers, innovators, edupreneurs, policy makers, and students with big ideas for transforming K-20 education converged at our third annual Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, CA and we asked one participant to capture some of the action on her flip cam. Check out the buzz this group can generate! License: 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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Independent Consultant Tania Gutierrez discusses the conflict between standards and creativity that participants are grappling with at Big Ideas Fest. Interview by Linda Jacobson. 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 6 created MI E Plan. mI E Plan, my individual education plan, is a continually updated online profile of students' both learning and social growth. Teachers can access students' standards, skills, testing, learning styles, and emotional state. Learn more about Action Collabs: www.bigideasfest.org/2010/actioncollabs License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 speaker Christopher Rush, School of One. Rush talks about the importance of personalized instruction in education. www.bigideasfest.org
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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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One of our scholarship recipients, Abigail Foster talks about her Big Ideas Fest experience.
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Design Challenge: How might we create educational offerings for adults who want to improve their employment opportunities? MYNE is a website that allows users to input employment information, as well as extracurricular, religious, and recreational activities into a website that identifies relevant job skills to their diverse experiences. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities for learning through international collaboration? Backpacks Beyond Borders is a classroom project promoting collaboration across borders through backpacks. 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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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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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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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The Pandora4Learning prototype is an online platform that matches learners' passions and educational with open educational resources. 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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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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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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After learning that school-age children only learn for 18% of their day, Dr. Dennis Bartels formed Exploratorium, where he aimed to fill that fill that learning void. With a studio instead of a classroom and a learning manager instead of a teacher, Bartels designed a school program where the first four hours of a school day are spent in a 'studio' and the second four hours are spent at museums, afterschool programs, and the like, where students get to explore their own interests and passions....
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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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Former NBA star turned star Mayor of Sacramento, California, Kevin Johnson, knew that the education in his hometown was suffering and he set out to change the system. By 'bringing in teachers who get it -- teachers who aren't afraid of data -- bringing in an effective school leader, involving parents, and creating a no nonsense yet fun environment,' Johnson has helped transform the lowest performing schools of Sacramento into the top five in the city. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative...
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Be a fly on the wall in one of our Action Collabs as they brainstorm questions in education to solve: How can we arrange for students to participate in designing their own curriculum? How can we recognize bad teaching, and increase good teaching? License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Design Challenge: How might we create educational offerings for adults who want to improve their employment opportunities? Triad is community-driven advising and mentoring for adult learners. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Watch as the breakout groups from one of our Action Collabs discussing the challenges they face in education as they report back to the main group and organize a wall full of sticky notes. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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What if educators could see what a student knows, what they need to know, and how to motivate them...all by looking at a map? Danny Hillis, Chairman and Co-Founder of Applied Minds, asks us to imagine a learning map that goes beyond existing search engines to show educators just that. 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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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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Move Learning prototype is a library of videos demonstrating kinesthetic exercises for classrooms. Videos are teacher developed, selected, and rated. www.movelearning.org
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Action Collabs are facilitated workshops that use design-thinking to engage in a dynamic and creative process focused on solutions. Action Collabs spark innovation and breathe new life into challenges at all levels of education. Participants engage in a dynamic and creative process that takes them from brainstorming to prototyping to, ultimately, creating new and viable solutions. At Big Ideas Fest, Action Collabs are facilitated in small-groups made of a diverse mix of education stakeholders....
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Highlights from The Big Idea Fest 2009 http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Passionate journalist Janet Rae-Dupree discusses the link between innovation and education. Interview by Linda Jacobson. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Join us in beautiful Half Moon Bay this December 2-5 for ISKME's annual Big Ideas Fest. Our invite features ISKME's Education Program Manager, Megan Simmons http://bigideasfest.org/
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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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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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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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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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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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Design Challenge: How might we create ways to assess learning geared to making tangible progress toward meaningful goals? The Reward Assessment Rubric Wizard prototype integrates teacher, student, and coach for student success. 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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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities that reinforce the value of arts in education? Reflection Engine is an online tool that makes the creative process visual 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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Highlights from The Big Idea Fest 2009 http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, stresses the importance of creating the conditions for participatory learning, including the adoption of evolved digital-age teaching, in order to widen access, equity and opportunity. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 participant Michael Hatcher, West Oakland Middle School. Hatcher shares his belief for education to be a natural right www.bigideasfest.org
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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.
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Kiff Gallagher explains how his organization MusicianCorps, a musical peace corps, works as an "operating system" for a field of fragmented artists, and seeks to invoke civil and social good by creating the conditions for learning to happen. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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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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Given the Design Challenge "How to create learning opportunities for students pushed out of formal education," Action Collab 5 created Got Your Back. Got Your Back is a multi-tiered program for keeping students in school. The Dropout Concierge supports students' education goals and the Got Your Back logo on workplace windows indicate opportunities to keep students engaged. Typing Got Your Back into cell phones also provides support and resources. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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David Calkins started a small robot competition for any age and found that ROBOlympics had the ability to change the lives its contestants. Calkins believes that a spirit of competition and collaborative "cross-pollination" will enhance education and help students' curiosity to grow and unfold. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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