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  • Edtech Austin Presents: PBL Workshop with Student Corner

    Our world and the educational landscape is changing right before our eyes?! The way taught in years past has changed and changed rapidly. As an educator it can be difficult to find a way to do it all. Student Corner may just be what you are looking for.

    Join Edtech Austin and Student Corner for a 'online' guided workshop, where you will be introduced to a collaborative online learning platform to make your life easier. During this hands-on workshop we will learn about the platform and how you can Student Corner seamlessly into your everyday instruction. We will also collaborate with other (think networking style) to create a small project. What better way to learn something new than to work through it like your students would?

    What is Student Corner?

    Student corner is an online learning platform for not only teachers but students to easily create, engage, and share their work. The Platform has been used to for PBL (Project-Based Learning), CTE (Career & Technical Education), Project Competitions and Science Fairs, Student Research, and that's just to name a few.

    Student Corner has been utilized by thousands of students & educators in over 19 different countries, and over 30 schools ranging in grade level and content areas.

    6:30- 6:50- Edtech Austin News and Notes
    6:50-8:15- Student Corner Led Workshop
    8:15-8:30 Lightening Round

    Sponsor: Student Corner
    Space and Zoom provided by: Capital Factory

    As always connect, collaborate and innovate.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    -The Edtech Austin Team

  • Changing Teachers and Schools Discussion Panel (Online)

    Join Edtech Austin is excited to invite you in Partnership with Teacher Talent and The Radical Equity fund to a Virtual Discussion Panel Led Discussion focusing on "The Changing Educational Landscape that will impact both Schools and Teachers"

    As the world of schools, teaching, and learning is rapidly evolving, educational institutions and teachers need to have their voices heard during this time of change and uncertainty.

    This meetup will be centered around important, emerging topics in the education world provided by the "Edtech Austin members". Participants in the meetup will have the opportunity to speak about their concerns, struggles, successes and future plans. We will be led by experienced ed-tech panelists, and come together in breakout rooms to discuss the topics that are most relevant in this time of uncertainty and change

    Teachers have faced an unsurmountable task to switch all their teaching being done remote. Teachers have adapted quickly, learning new technology skills to integrate within a blended learning model. Not only have they made it happen but quickly.

    Schools and Industry leaders have faced drastic change and will continue to make adjustments for the next school year in uncharted waters. Schedules, classes, and expectations will be different than ever before as we adjust to meet the educational needs of children while being safe. Schools will have to make adjustments to meet budget cuts, while learning to thrive in this "new" environment.

    If you are a talented teacher, school organization, educator, edtecher-er or just looking for ways to network and opportunities to discuss, share, and learn, join us as we talk about the post-COVID world of education.

    Social reform is on the forefront of everyone's mind and even more so in relation to education. We invite you to share your voice and opinions in this virtual discussion with industry leaders, and educators with topics chosen by you.

    Please make sure to register here (https://forms.gle/hAEsh47q57GqbNYd7). Once registered we will share the zoom link with you.

    As always, connect, collaborate and innovate.

  • Edtech Austin Presents "Pivoting to a Virtual World"

    Online event

    Join Edtech Austin for a virtual meetup April 15 online via zoom where we talk with industry experts, Edtech companies, and educators to learn about how they are adjusting to the realities of Covid-19.

    We will discuss how we are adapting to the abrupt pivot to online learning and talk about the tools and strategies you can use that can help us teach and learn in an online environment.

    Our presenters will be sharing a ton of valuable free resources, tricks and tips, as well as online tools and curriculum.

    Visit edtechaustin.org for more information about EdTech Austin!
    Join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Edtech Austin or in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/edtechaustin

    Carol Fletcher Ph.D.- Director Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC)
    Tan Tran- Co-Founder and CEO, Gamesalad
    Jackie Burniske- Director for K-12 Initiatives U-Teach
    James Caras Ph.D.- CEO Catalyst Education
    Michael Barnes Ph.D.- Partner, Radical Equity Fund
    Julia Barraford-Temel- Director, Network Success at Mouse
    Christopher Hanson- EdTech Support Specialist Eanes ISD
    Leena Saleh- Sales and Professional Development Director CodeMonkey

    As always connect, collaborate and innovate.

    -The Edtech Austin Team

    How to join:
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  • Student Startup Crawl- Volunteers Needed

    Capital Factory

    Date of Event: Febuary 24, 2020.

    What is The Student Startup Crawl?
    The Student Startup Crawl is an experiential field trip for middle and high school students to help them visualize their futures and introduce them to what careers are available in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Our goal is to inspire students from under served schools Students will have the unique opportunity to explore tech companies during working hours where they will meet people who work in the Tech space empowering them for what to look forward in the future. During each stop on the crawl, students will have a chance to discover a variety of roles and backgrounds from diverse speakers who will share their educational and career pathways that led them to pursue careers in tech and STEM.

    What will I do? Our goal during the students time with you is for them to learn all about the inner workings of your tech company and what it takes to be part of the STEM spaces in Austin. There are many ways to do this. In previous years some companies have given tours. Others have hosted hands-on sessions or panels. You will host 4 groups for about 30 minutes each during the listed time frame. Last year we had over 330 students participate from all around the Austin Area! How cool is that? Photos from Event

    How long is the time commitment? 11:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.- We will send a final schedule closer to the time

    What if we can participate? If you can’t commit this year to host our students, but want to help, we would love donation for funding of buses or swag for the students.

    We hope to look forward to your partnership and sponsorship of this amazing event.

    If you are interested in participating in anyway please complete this form. https://forms.gle/n9GQcudAbciTsNNJ8

    We will be in contact very soon!

  • Slow Pitch ThinkTank

    Capital Factory

    Join an interactive thinktank and pitch session where startups, mentors and the audience will dialogue and hone startups’ products so that they will transform learning and penetrate K-12 school markets. Selected edtech startups will provide demos, evidence of real/potential impact, and marketing/monetization plans prior to TCEA. At the summit, we’ll cultivate a focused, generative dialogue between the startups, the 10+ educator, research, and business mentors, and the audience in demos, targeted mentoring, and pitch style discussions. Audience participation will be curated throughout with twitter, polls, and open-mic opps. This design thinktank will help emerging edtech advance and innovate.

    Want to Attend? Register by clicking here: https://bit.ly/37JsJ3j

  • Edtech Austin/ CS4TX present: The State of Technology Education in k12 Schools

    Edtech Austin and CS4TX present: The State of Technology Education in Texas K-12 Schools

    Happy New Year Edtech-ers!

    Wondering about the state of Technology in Texas Schools?

    Did you know that every two years, the Texas Legislature convenes for a 140-day regular legislative session? The most recent, the 86th legislative session, concluded in May 2019. The outcome of the sessions were several bills impacting K-12 schools were signed and passed during the 86th legislative session.

    Ryan Torbey, President of CS4TX and the Central Texas Computer Science Teachers Association, will lead a talk on how the 86th Legislative Session is playing out in relation to technology education in our state and what to expect as we roll toward the implementation of key changes brought forth by the 86th legislative session.

    Schedule of Events:
    6:30- 7:00- Informal Network
    7:00- 7:15- News and Notes from the Edtech Austin Team
    7:15-8:15- Ryan Torbey from CS4TX on the State of Technology Education.
    8:15-8:30- Informal Networking

    As always, we’ll provide some bites and local craft beers, as well as soft beverages. The event will take place on the 16th floor in Austin City Limits (To the right of the Reception Desk) at Capital Factory

    As always connect, collaborate and innovate.

    ***Thank you to Capital Factory for sponsoring event space in 2020 for EdTech Austin. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers.

  • December Product Showcase

    Capital Factory

    During this event, you will hear a short pitch from each of our attendees, then have a chance to see what they are offering.

    Learn about some of the innovation and technology being brought to the EdTech scene in Austin, and take advantage

    Attendees rotate through 'stations' where EdTech innovators will allow stakeholders to interact and learn about what they are doing

    6:30-7:00 Welcome and 'quick-pitch' introductions
    7:00-8:00 Cycle through stations and experience EdTech innovation
    8:00-8:30 Wrap-up and networking

    Companies Participating
    -MamaLingua- https://www.mama-lingua.com
    -Master AI- https://www.autoauto.ai/
    -Corral View- https://www.corralview.com/
    -Pearson- https://www.pearson.com
    -Radical Empathy Education Foundation- https://www.reefcares.org/
    -disruptED- https://disruptedx.com/about
    -MoolahU- https://moolahu.com/

    The meetup will take place on the 16th floor of Capital Factory in the ACL room.

    Parking is $7 in the Omni garage if you get validation at Capital Factory reception, otherwise parking is fairly easy to come by on the street.

    Enjoy refreshments and snacks as always, while expanding your network and knowledge!

    Openings are still available for participants, so if you or your company is interested in participating, please fill out this form, and we will contact you shortly.


  • Designing Austin's EdTech Scene for Impact through Diversity

    Join us for a meetup in partnership with UT education researchers Joan Hughes, Ph.D. and Adam Papendieck, Ph.D. During this meetup we will learn about who our stakeholders are in the EdTech community, and how we can draw on lessons for a broader and deeper educational impact.

    This meetup will challenge participants to expand their conceptions of innovation in education and innovators for education and to strengthen Austin's EdTech communities by designing for diversity. Joan and Adam will highlight lessons from recent research they carried out with EdTech Austin to catalyze an interactive discussion and series of breakout sessions, with the goal of linking people, ideas, and opportunities to enhance EdTech impact through diversity.

    We will take a look at some examples of diverse engagement that can be built through this network, and talk about how an upcoming 'Slow Pitch' event can help our EdTech community. Participate in some design challenge breakout sessions and find ways we can leverage the EdTech Austin network for impact and change.

    As always there will be food and local beer! See y'all soon!

    - The Edtech Austin Team

  • Back to School Mixer

    Capital Factory

    Let's get together and welcome the new school year in style! Join us to meet the brightest minds in education in Austin. We'll have great food, great beer and even better company.

    Ever wanted to learn more about the happenin' EdTech scene in Austin? This meetup is designed to bring together educators who want to learn more about new and hot education technology, companies who want to connect with educators, and anyone who is interested in the possibilities technology brings to the field of education.

    Hobnob with other innovative educators, meet some Austin technology companies who are making moves, and find a new opportunity, colleague, or friend!

    Sponsor TBD

    We're excited to get things going with some food, fun, and free refreshments.

    Thank you to Capital Factory for the space.