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Colorful highlights from Big Ideas Fest 2012 featuring Action Collab group 2.
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A BIFnik talks about the incredible synergy at Big Ideas Fest 2012, connecting the dots. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Hear creative doers and thinkers in education reflect on the impact of participating in ISKME’s annual Big Ideas Fest (bigideasfest.org)—a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education. Breaking down silos and empowering champions, Big Ideas Fest places learning front and center. The participants are inspirational. The work is dynamic. And the results are revolutionary. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA....
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Howard Levin, Director of Educational Innovation and Information Services at Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, describes why he continues to bring a group of his colleagues to Big Ideas Fest each year. He touches on the benefits that the design thinking process has had among his colleagues as well as in their classrooms. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Hear key reflections on impact from participants of Big Ideas Fest 2015. ISKME's annual 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. Creative doers and thinkers from diverse levels of education gather to learn from and share with each other. Breaking down silos and empowering champions, Big Ideas Fest places learning at the front and center of all that we do. The participants are inspirational. The...
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Get a glimpse into group prototyping during the Action Collabs at Big Ideas Fest 2018 in Washington, DC https://www.bigideasfest.org/action-collabs/what-are-action-collabs
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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 event's theme in 2018, Democratizing Access to Education, is a call to action for those who have a commitment to education equality and...
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Retired professor of education Bill Ayers encourages educators to “be realistic, demand the impossible.” In a society that spends trillions on wars and prisons, he challenges the oft-heard response to prescriptions for a better world: “we can’t afford it.” In questioning what he describes as a three-pronged assault on public schools: privatization, teaching to the test, and attacks on teacher unions, he asks “is education a product, or a human right?” Video is licensed by ISKME...
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BIFnik Brent Chang answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Brent has performed at BIF as a dancer and finds the experience completely inspiring. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Motivated by the limitations of both public and private schools to meet the needs of his son, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle and his wife embarked on a mission to create an educational experience customized to their son. Inspired by their results, Kahle set out to determine if this model of customized education could scale beyond those who could afford it. He shares his surprising findings in this Big Ideas Fest presentation. You can read more about the Custom Schooling experiment on...
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Setting out to make all knowledge accessible to everyone via the internet, Brewster Kahle founded Internet Archive. At a cost of only ten cents per page, Kahle has not only achieved the digitalization of the world's books; he also started Book Mobile, a traveling library that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to print their own books. He continues to work to capture all the knowledge that has ever been published, including books, music, and video, in this completely digital...
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Given the Design Challenge "How to create learning opportunities for students pushed out of formal education," Action Collab 9 created Building Relationships Through Feedback. The Builder Project is a mentorship program that connects students with the people and resources they need to reach their learning goals. An intricate feedback framework allows students to communicate their needs as they progress toward goals. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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South San Francisco High School students, Ashly Nand and Cesar Gomez, talk about how the AVID program and Roadtrip Nation have helped to empower, teach, and guide them. Ashly points out that if students were given more opportunities to express their creativity—more opportunities try things and fail, they could use their failures to grow and, ultimately, to succeed. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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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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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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Former middle school science teacher, Christopher Rush, knew that students weren't getting what they needed from school, so he and his colleagues developed a learning algorithm to test students and find what they need, how they need it, and when they need it. By using technology to free up the teachers, and using a combination of group learning, one-on-one learning, and online tutoring programs, each student in School of One now learns what they need, when they need it and in the manner that...
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Interested in the connection between multiplayer online games and learning, Constance Steinkuehler, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, started an after-school program for high school boys who do well in gaming, but don't do so well in school. She found that the ability to choose the topic of their reading material was directly related to the grade level at which students were able to read. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Interested in the night sky since childhood, Curtis Wong collaborated with his team at Microsoft to develop the Worldwide Telescope; a 3D learning environment that enables students and adults alike to explore the entire sky, or beneath the crust of the Earth, and create their own tutorials and tests. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Dale Dougherty, Make Magazine and Maker Faire, kicks off Action Collab 3: Prototype. He shares Maker Faire inspiration as he encourages participants to rapidly write their untested ideas on index cards and pass them around the audience. Dale Dougherty is the editor and publisher of MAKE, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Dale has been instrumental in many of O'Reilly's most important efforts, including founding O'Reilly Media, Inc. with Tim O'Reilly. He was...
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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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Director of IT Grossmont Union High School District, Dan McDowell shares his vision for OER as an opportunity to cultivate a culture of innovation by empowering educators to evolve, rethink and redesign their instructional practice. An district leader in open education nationally, Dan has spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher and serves as an educational technology leader in his district and around the country. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018...
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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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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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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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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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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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Co-founder of NeXtAdvisors, Deborah Quazzo, tells the story of 'Mr. Sun' who changed the dynamic of public education of South Korea by starting Mega Study, an online, low-cost public school where power is in the hands of consumers and teachers have rock star-status. http://bigideasfest.org 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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On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Big Ideas Fest, there was an open fishbowl-style conversation on designing incentives and awards for education innovation. Participants shared ideas such as having students design their own schools and awards for communities that work directly with schools. The conversation, in its entirety, is also available. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENKmWuzcnq8 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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An engaging conversation on designing incentives for education. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Informed by his own traumatic life experience, Navarro founded Academy for College Excellence, with a curriculum based on Purpose, Discipline, Collaborative Leadership Skills, and Academics to empower disconnected young adults, who have faced big challenges, find success in college and in their lives. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Douglas Gayeton is co-creator of the Lexicon of Sustainability, an open-source, project-based learning and teaching project that melds the power of words and images to create a set of shared meanings of topic-specific terms. Gayeton believes that the power of clear, precise wording is central to enabling individuals to create change through viable, informed solutions. His program has grown substantially through the enthusiasm of students and teachers who have been empowered in their own...
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Eda Roth, Actress and Communications Consultant, kicks off Action Collab 4: Scale and Spread. She encourages the audience to let go of just being in their heads, discover things from a different place, and collaborate with other people in a different way. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Eddie Andreo answers the question "What was your favorite moment at Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Eddie says the Action Collab experience is what brings him back year after year. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Emily Church, Prize Manager, announces the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open source scalable software solutions that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within the 18 month competition field-testing period. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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BIFnik Emily Puckett-Rodgers talks about her third time at Big Ideas Fest. Emily was especially interested in the Big Ideas in Beta presentations. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Academic artist Enrique Legaspi grew up singing, skateboarding, and creating. As a teacher, one day he realized, "I'm doing everything I can, I'm staying up late, but I'm producing the same results. What's going on?" Now that he's begun to modify and adapt his teaching to his students' interests, Enrique's students are creating, curating and sharing their work using video and social media -- and it's made all the difference. 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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BIFnik Erin Knepler answers the question "What brought you to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Erin was inspired by the Rapid Fire speakers, especially Nirvan Mullick's presentation at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Wanting to make her beloved dictionaries more interesting, responsive and relevant, Erin McKean co-founded Wordnik.com, an interactive dictionary that employs a Read, Write, Make model and has transformed the dictionary into a kind of social gathering place. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Erin O'Connell, University of Utah, kicks off Action Collab 2: Design. She explains the development of her course "Homeric Hip-Hop: The Ancient is Fresh" as it started as an innovative idea and became a core component in her curriculum. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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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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After a decade of making Star Wars games for George Lucas, Garry Gaber, President and Chief Creative Officer with Escape Hatch Entertainment, turned his talents to education and created a commercial-looking video game that employs a fun means for high school students to learn about immunology in AP Biology. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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George Lakoff, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley, emphasizes that the bridge between existing knowledge and new ideas is imagination. In this talk, he stresses the importance of educators incorporating the arts into educational curriculum, in order to nurture creative thinking. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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STEAM stands for "Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements," and aims to bring FUNctional literacy to students. Founder/teacher Georgette Yakman describes how her immigrant grandparents, brother with Asperger syndrome, and artistic stepfather led her to bring Arts into STEM. 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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Gever Tulley, founded the Tinkering School based on the idea that kids are competent and they like to learn. With the understanding that kids are not "recipe learners," but instead like to make things, Tulley decided to let them do just that. By giving children the freedom to build everything from boats, to carts, to tree houses, he found that if you focus on engaging children first, education quickly follows. 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 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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With higher education no longer the primary source of knowledge, and its traditions at odds with current realities, Greg Anderson tells educators we must adapt or die. Dean of Morgridge College of Education at University of Denver, Anderson offers five problems with the educational system and three fundamental obstacles we need to overcome to remain relevant. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Witness the organized chaos and collaborative power of the group photo creation process at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Hal Plotkin, Senior Policy Advisor from the Office of the Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education, explains President Obama's plans for the future of education; including funds for innovation and a proposed half a billion dollars for open education resources, pending passage of this legislation. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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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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Highlights from The Big Idea Fest 2009 http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Take a peek inside Big Ideas Fest 2010. A wide-variety of education stakeholders take the reigns to discuss and design new solutions for K-20 education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Improv guru Chris Miller shares the five tenets of improv that we use to support collaboration during the Action Collabs at Big Ideas Fest http://bigideasfest.org/
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Former secondary school teacher and language instructor from the village of Diggle, England, Jackie Barrow tells of her adventure joining TED Prize winner, Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud project, as one of the original Cloud Grannies. As a Cloud Granny, she talks, reads, sings, tells stories, and develops connections, virtually, via Skype, with groups of children in India, to improve their English skills, provide a window to the world using technology, and importantly, to increase their...
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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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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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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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Anastasoff had the idea to create a "domestic peace corps" that could transition scientists, chemists, engineers, and mathematicians into teaching positions at low-income schools. After recruiting these STEM Professionals, EnCorps integrates them into a training teaching program where they first become tutors, then guest teachers, then substitutes, before becoming full-time teachers. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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When a person has learned to conceal vulnerability at all costs, how can s/he accept the help of a teacher? Jody Lewen, Executive Director of the Prison University Project, explains that fear of vulnerability is often the primary learning challenge for her students, but "getting help" can be taught, patiently, as a concept and a skill to overcome that challenge and transform lives. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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