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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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Jun 28, 2019 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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Jun 18, 2019 Big Ideas Fest
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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
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Jun 10, 2019 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Jun 6, 2019 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Jun 6, 2019 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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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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Jun 4, 2019 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Jun 4, 2019 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Executive Director, EduColor, José Vilson, seeks to elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice. A middle school math educator and teacher activist, José Vilson defines the memorable quote, “Nothing about us without us!”, in his stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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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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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Jun 4, 2019 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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Take a seat at the table with an inclusive panel as they reveal some of the barriers of innovation in Education, moderated by Lisa Petrides, CEO ISKME: -- Barbara Illowsky, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Foothill-De Anza Community College District -- Tamir D. Harper, Co-Founder, UrbEd Inc -- Sara Layton, English Language Arts Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy -- Nicole Tucker Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Lessoncast -- Ayomi Wolf, Student, Woodrow Wilson High School Recorded at ISKME's...
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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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May 21, 2019 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Dec 5, 2018 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Jun 26, 2018 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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May 3, 2017 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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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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May 3, 2017 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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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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May 3, 2017 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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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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May 3, 2017 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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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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Mar 31, 2017 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Mar 28, 2017 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Mar 28, 2017 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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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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Jan 4, 2017 Big Ideas Fest
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Aug 31, 2016 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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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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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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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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Apr 18, 2016 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Apr 18, 2016 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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Mar 31, 2016 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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Mar 4, 2016 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Ali Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, recognizes that expanding computer science education requires first dispelling common myths. Through a wildly popular free online curriculum, school district partnerships, teacher education, and public policy advocacy, Code.org has had a key role in the vast expansion of public computer science education, bringing computer science to children of all socio-economic groups around the world. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit...
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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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Feb 22, 2016 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Feb 22, 2016 Big Ideas Fest
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Kylee Majkowski, 11-year-old CEO of Tomorrow's Lemonade Stand (TLS), teaches kids ages 7-11 how to use creativity, risk, passion and empathy to become “mini-preneurs.” Through classroom learning and an online badging system, TLS fosters imagination and empowers kids to change the world. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit bigideasfest.org to learn more.
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Feb 22, 2016 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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Mar 2, 2015 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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Feb 12, 2015 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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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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Feb 12, 2015 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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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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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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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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Feb 12, 2015 Big Ideas Fest
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Angela Jackson, award winning social entrepreneur and founder of Global Language Project, describes the driving force behind her non-profit that provides language teaching for elementary school children in public schools. Angela has changed the trajectory of hundreds of young lives empowering them with valuable knowledge of a second language to prepare them for higher education scholarship opportunities and to compete in a global workforce. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA....
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Feb 12, 2015 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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San Francisco high school student, Logan Kahle, discusses his in-depth studies as part of the program he and his parents devised called “custom schooling.” This individualized, one-on-one instruction involves teachers at home, à la carte classes from local colleges and online courses, research opportunities with leading scientists, social contacts among his beloved birding community, and allows Kahle to shape his education to fit his own deep and diverse interests. Licensed by ISKME under...
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Jan 31, 2015 Big Ideas Fest
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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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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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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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Aug 21, 2014 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Aug 16, 2014 Big Ideas Fest
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Apr 30, 2014 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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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 "My Voice, Communicate With Confidence" outlines a wristband that could be worn by students to collect information, including some biometric data such as stress level, and also questions from students (who would always be in charge of what info they wanted to share), helping to better inform the educational...
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Apr 7, 2014 Big Ideas Fest
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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 "Six Degrees of Connection," a program where six students have six immersive experiences with members of the local community, thereby sparking passion and igniting learning.
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Apr 7, 2014 Big Ideas Fest
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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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Apr 7, 2014 Big Ideas Fest
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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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