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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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With a modest goal to provide needed math tutoring to his cousin across the country, Sal Khan began creating simple, intimate, video tutorials and posting them on YouTube. Soon, his videos reached far beyond his family and the Khan Academy was born. This completely free online learning platform exemplifies the power of self-paced online learning, free of the pressure of a face-to-face instruction, and begs the question, Why isn't everyone doing this? http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative...
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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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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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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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The Executive Director of non-profit Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Sean Pica outlines his personal path of helping to develop and grow an accredited, degree-granting college program in prisons, seeing firsthand how completion reduces the rate of recidivism and not only changes lives, but also saves them. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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BIFnik Sharon Olken answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Sharon is very interested in moving education forward in innovative ways. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Pricipal Sharyn Gabriel, knew her Ocoee Middle School was in trouble -- that education was in trouble -- and that engagement was the answer to all of it. Seeing that games were a way to keep children engaged, Gabriel initiated a digital art program utilizing games to capture students' attention and merge technology and education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Shiza Shahid, Co-founder and CEO of Malala Fund, shares the story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who became an advocate for girls' education in the face of adversity. Together, Shiza and Malala have created a movement for access to education, cultivating a cadre of global leaders and working to redefine the meaning of school and learning. Shiza reminds us that girls matter -- and that educating young people worldwide is the most effective way to both address inequality and to foster...
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Shuman Ghosemajumder, Co-Founder and Chairman of TeachAIDS, describes the process of using design and science to create educational technology effective enough to break through even the deepest cultural taboos. A resulting curriculum has fostered a true understanding of HIV education issues in students, making a global impact on HIV education. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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Chief Executive at Futurelab, Stephen Breslin, explains how involving schoolchildren in the conception and design of an interactive fountain, and asking teachers to step back and allow the children control of the project, unlocked the children's "untapped potential" and made the outcomes more beneficial for all. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Stephen Ritz, Founder of the Green Bronx Machine, talks about seeding change in the Bronx and beyond, by teaching his students and the wider community how to grow food, build sustainably, participate in the green economy, and transform mindsets and landscapes in the inner city. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Stephen Ritz answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Stephen is also a speaker at the Fest and says he can't wait to come back next year. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Stephen Ritz tells us how he ended up at Big Ideas Fest 2012 and dispenses some great rallying cries.
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Three dynamic BIFniks making new friends at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Given the Design Challenge "How to create alternatives for certifying or credentialing learning, as a means of expanding education and career opportunities," Action Collab 4 created Street Cred. Street Cred recognizes and assesses all learning and measuring as it provides a path to non-traditional certification. Portfolios are learner-centered and owned, versus school property, and are searchable by the entire world of opportunities. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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In 1999, Dr. Sugatra Mitra placed a computer into a hole in the wall of an urban slum in New Delhi India and watched with a hidden camera to see how children of the slum interacted with this foreign device. His "Hole in the Wall" project, along with subsequent studies, demonstrates that even in the absence of direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge. http://bigideasfest.org License:...
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Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2016 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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BIFnik Susan Morosoli answers the question How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA"
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