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Equipped for Life: Tackling the Unconventional Topics

Preparing students for life often requires equipping them with knowledge beyond traditional academic subjects. Let's come together for a panel discussion to take a look at some of the topics to which schools aren't always able to give full consideration--life skills, behavior & motivation, 21st century literacies--and how edtech companies are leveraging technology to bring them into the classroom.

We’ll frame the discussion around the following questions:

  • How does teaching “non-traditional” skills fill in gaps unaddressed by the prevailing emphasis on Common Core and STEM?
  • How do we know these skills can/should be addressed by technology? How do we know these tools are working?
  • What are the challenges in bringing these solutions to a market seemingly driven by assessments and standards?

Panelists

Sam Chaudhary (Co-founder, ClassDojo)

Mike Fee (Executive VP West Coast, EverFi)

Jodell Seagrave (President and COO, Rocket21)

Eduardo Briceño (Co-Founder & CEO, Mindset Works)

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Thanks to EdSurge and EverFi for their help in organizing the October meetup!

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  • Christian P.

    Unfortunately, panels aren't the most engaging format, even with interesting panelists. The people are great though! I wish I had more time to meet everyone.

    October 19, 2012

  • Sesh K.

    Great for meeting people seeing what they doing and be inspired

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    good networking with people interested in education and people with passion

    October 19, 2012

  • Joseph Jay W.

    This is a great theme for a meetup! I do cognitive science research on how people learn, so feel free to contact me (www.josephjaywilliams.com) if you would like to apply that to ed-tech products. The areas I think are most promising are teaching students that intelligence is malleable– when done right, two lessons can boost students' grades! (http://sites.cognitivescience.co/learn/top-research/topics/mindsets-of) – and teaching study skills based on metacognition – like noticing and improving their learning and study skills (http://sites.cognitivescience.co/learn/top-research/topics/metacognition).

    October 18, 2012

    • Christian P.

      Awesome, love this, let's definitely connect this evening. I also just discovered the fantastic EdPunksGuide.com thanks to @audreywatters, which you'd probably like.

      October 18, 2012

  • Matt K.

    Can I let a friend go in my place?

    October 18, 2012

  • Erica B.

    Hey guys, question since I'm also on the waitlist. I live far so I would like to know if I will be able to get in if I go. Thanks anyway for organizing this event, hopefully, you can organize a second one!

    October 17, 2012

    • Varun G.

      I have the same question -- if I'm on the waitlist, should I still show up?

      October 17, 2012

    • EdSurge

      Hi there! We have to cap the event at 200 for fire code, and we'll definitely admit people who RSVP'ed first. Next, we'll let people in the waiting list in starting at 7:10p. My best advice is to arrive early and have a backup plan. Sorry I can't be more precise - we don't like to turn people away, but with how fantastically amazing the meetup has become, we have to play it by ear to ensure everyone stays safe!

      October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope I get off the wait list! Sounds like an awesome event!

    October 17, 2012

  • Alok Aaron J.

    Do you need to buy tickets?

    October 13, 2012

    • EdSurge

      Nope! We have fantastic sponsors (to the left) that help to make these meetups free! Just be sure to RSVP or get your name on the wait list so you can get in!

      October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited to learn more about edtech K12. So relevant. So necessary. :-)

    October 11, 2012

  • Evonne

    I'd like to talk about the bridges between formal and informal learning - looking forward to meeting more technologists working in this space!

    October 11, 2012

  • betsy

    These panelists can talk about both K12 & higher ed. Depending on what everyone wants to discuss, we can shift the balance of the conversation in either direction.

    October 9, 2012

    • Karen S.

      Many states are moving towards the P-20 concept, New Hampshire has adopted this model and Tennessee is working towards it. They are using edtech to make the transition. The lines between K-12 and higher education are becoming blurred creating a "blended education system"with a more holistic individualized approach to delivering education, that is not date stamped by age like the current system. I have yet in any edtech forum heard from anyone that is addressing this trend and the impact edtech will play in this movement. I would like to hear more about the blending of K-12 and higher ed to a P-20 model.

      October 9, 2012

  • Dan R.

    Is focus here more K12 or higher ed?

    September 21, 2012

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