Doodling Day 2, SXSW Edu Online 2021

Following my personal Day 2 tradition, I started later and went to fewer sessions. Amazing how quickly conference fatigue can start to slow me down. These doodle notes from yesterday likewise show a little fatigue towards the end of the day.

As with yesterday’s post, program descriptions come from SXSW Edu online materials.

Multiple Future Paths: Expanding Youth Awareness

David Shapiro
Shaun McAlmont
Julia Freeland Fisher
Sabari Raja
Jean Eddy

Future planning for many young people centers on guesswork & very little understanding of their own skills and possible paths. By coupling a wider net of professional relationships with more expansive & digital opportunities for career exploration, youths are more likely to choose a path that better aligns with what they like, what they are good at, and what the world needs. Join panelists as they discuss creating equitable access to mentors, career exploration, and educational pathways.

Connected in Class: A Starting Point & Close Up

Mark Kassen
Chris Evans
Joe Kiani
Mia Charity
Sheinille Jones
Dr. Jill Biden

The imperative for civic engagement and bipartisanship has never been more urgent. A Starting Point (ASP) is a video-based platform seeking to be a truly unbiased resource for information and civic engagement. Working with students and teachers, the non-profit Close Up Foundation shares a similar mission.

The two organizations have teamed up to create ASP HOMEROOM, an educational civic engagement portal. This panel discussion is a must-see for anyone interested in the future of civic education.

the one that got away…

Many sessions this year limit the number of participants. Registering for the session gives you a chance to enter a “waiting room” to see if you made it in time. Much like the live event, popular sessions fill up fast. I started this doodle while waiting for a session I did not get into.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Language

Emily Sabo

Ever wonder how many languages there are in the world, why language death is on the rise, where grammar comes from, or how is it that kids learn language so effortlessly? Then this talk is for you!

We dispel several common language myths, which will leave you knowledgeable about what exactly the Bilingual Advantage is, why Americans think British accents sound smart, whether Spanglish is a language, and why English spelling is such a mess.

Upskilling for the Future

Ryan Stowers
Josh Jarrett
Nitzan Pelman

Just a third of college students believe they will graduate with the skills they need to be successful. Paired with a national crisis swelling unemployment, we are faced with the reality that people need to upskill for the economy of tomorrow. How can we reimagine education by embracing skill-based, affordable, student-driven learning opportunities that lead to high-demand jobs? This panel of disruptors will share how they are thinking differently about the intersection of education and work. #Upskilling4Future

Driving Educational Transformation with EdTech Co-Creation

Ewoud de Kok

When the learning moves beyond the physical classroom, will education be the same? As online learning becomes the “new normal” for 2021 and beyond, there are both challenges and opportunities to be tackled. What matters is whether educators are flexible and innovative enough to adapt to educational changes, thus creating positive educational values. This ession explores how FeedbackFruits collaborates with universities to co-create pedagogical tools that drive educational transformation.

Enjoy! Me, I’m headed off for few more sessions today before SXSW Edu Online wraps up —more doodles for tomorrow!

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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