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EdTech Action - Getting involved in Austin schools

EdTech friends, 

April is flying by, and that means we'll be seeing each other real soon for our latest and greatest meetup, focusing on getting YOU connected to the Austin community.  We know that your all motivated by education and technology, and we'll be bringing it to you this month as we go beyond the conversation with, "EdTech Action - Getting Involved with Austin Schools." Check out our fancy website with links to cool stuff that YOU should know about! 

Don't know how to give back to the Austin community?  We'll help you do just that!  We'll hear from the folks at Volunteerspot as they share insights on their awesome program and how they mobilize communities to do great things for schools.

Longtime member, first time presenter Geraldine Smythe of Culturebooster will discuss project based learning (PBL) and the volumes of research she's combed to create her outstanding edtech tool for schools.  

Both are experts in community involvement and both have created tools to help weave together students, parents, schools and communities and we're delighted to share in their expertise and converse about more ways that we can all get involved here in Austin and beyond.  

Here's the plan for Wednesday, April 30th:


6:30 - 6:50 - Welcome and announcements 

6:50 - 7:05 - Presentation by Manor Aerospace Engineering class students

7:10 - 7:40 - Presentations by Volunteerspot and Culturebooster 

7:45 - 8:00 - Edtech Action and future plans/needs

8:00 - 8:50 - Open networking and discussion 

8:50 - 9:00 - Help us clean up!

As always, we'll have food and drinks on hand to keep your brains running!

Feel free to invite your friends, teachers or others who may be interested in joining us!  

As always, drop us a line if you have questions or suggestions at [masked].


The EdTech Austin Team

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  • Ashley B.

    Thanks so much for gathering us together! I enjoyed meeting others passionate about education and integrating more technology into our classrooms.

    May 1, 2014

  • Ainee A.

    Honestly think there are more comprehensive get involved in Austin schools initiatives we could have highlighted. I liked the presentations but didn't think they had much to do with the topic (besides the students, they were great).

    May 1, 2014

    • Brent K.

      Well, don't hog the nom noms! What initiatives do you have in mind?

      May 1, 2014

  • Mike D.

    Thank you for a great meetup. I hope to see a lot of you Saturday at the Austin Mini Maker Faire at the Travis County Expo Center:

    Here is an article from Alt Ed Austin about the MakerEd activities at the event:

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Ryan L.

    Great time meeting people last night!

    May 1, 2014

  • Brent K.

    Excellent content, but need a bigger room!

    May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great session! It is really inspiring to see all of these people trying to make a difference in this field.

    Thank you for putting it all together

    May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone for a great meet up tonight, to Sean and Stephanie for your tireless efforts to grow the group and keep it fresh! I am grateful to you all for the terrific brainstorming, comments, suggestions and connections to improve our work at culturebooster for kids and teachers. See you soon!

    April 30, 2014

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