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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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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...
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, BIF2011, Gerald Richards, BIF Talks, 826, 826...
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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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