This year’s SXSW-EDU conference in Austin, Texas is almost here! We are excited to share that a number of our partners will be presenting at various panel discussions, tackling diverse issues such as prioritizing data science literacy, increasing access to tutoring, and improving assessments. Review the panels below and bookmark the ones that spark your interest to add to your conference schedule!
We will also be hosting in-person events during SXSW EDU. If you are interested in discussing how technology can address education’s most pressing challenges, register here to join our informal Tools Competition Happy Hour on March 7. We look forward to chatting and connecting with you!
An “Intelligent Tutor” for Every Student
Artificial intelligence is powering more effective, scalable and less expensive tutoring models – redefining an evidence-based way to increase learning. Join this panel to learn about new intelligent tutoring systems that are drastically reducing the cost of high quality tutoring – and dramatically increasing access for all students. March 8, 2023 at 2:30-3:30pm CT.
Policy Change Making Data Science “the New Basic”
From redesigning math pathways, to using stimulus funding to boost Career & Technical Education, data science is at the core of many of these efforts. Join this panel to discuss the models for change we’re seeing in states and districts like Virginia, Nebraska, and San Diego Unified to make data science literacy skills as fundamental as reading and writing. March 9, 2023 at 11:30am – 12:30pm CT
Why Are Dollars Going to Data Literacy?
Key players from philanthropy and industry are funding efforts to increase data literacy for every K-12 student. Join this panel to learn about how investments in innovative learning environments, talent development, and coalitions for change are building capacity and equitable pipelines for our modern world. March 7, 2023 at 11:30am – 12:30pm CT
How New Attention to R&D Will Transform Learning
Education R&D is finally starting to get the attention it desperately needs. The federal government is creating new programs and opportunities to catalyze an engine for innovation in the field. Join this session to learn from the leaders who are creating necessary infrastructure for R&D. March 6, 2023 at 2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
K-12 Assessments of the Future
Educators in 2043 will leverage games to identify students’ strengths and areas for growth, and speech recognition programs to assess reading mastery. Hear more about these efforts from the leaders across research, government, and philanthropy who are innovating assessments of the future. March 7, 2023 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
Data Science for Everyone? How to Move the Needle
What are the resources, the infrastructure, the policy, and the community we need to turn data science from a must-have to a must-teach? We wish to bring together anyone passionate about data science – teachers, policymakers, industry leaders, parents – to discuss tangible ways to move the needle. March 7, 2023 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT