Earlier today, Mike Kleba gave his talk "Teachers: Undiscovered Entrepreneurial Rockstars" at SXSWedu. We met a ton of great people and felt the energy of the nation's hottest Educon focused on innovation. Check out @ryanwohara or @mikekleba twitter feeds to see and feel the excitement generating around the idea of #teachernomics here in Austin. T
Our take: just about everyone here in Austin seems to agree that teachers are the past, present, and future hubs of innovation in education. If the private industry has been the source of reform and innovation in education, teachers have been the developers, implementors, and champions of everything that has worked.
So, where do we go from here? More sessions, of course.
Here's our list of who we plan to see (or hope to see) while in Austin. Join us as we chase down the EdTech companies, the startups, and the Ed leaders who seem to be working from our Teachernomics premise. If you want change in Education, work with and for teachers. It's not a political or moral argument. It's a logical one.
TUESDAY 03/04 SXSWedu
9:00am Win-Win! Strategies for EdTech/Educator Engagement
9:00am How Do We Get More 'Ed' in EdTech' Development?
3:00pm The Textbook Is Dead- Long Live the Teachers!
3:00pm LAUNCHedu: Educator Insights
4:30pm Tuesday Keynote: Vivienne & Norma Ming
If you think we should be endorsing other sessions, let us know! In the meantime, get out an enjoy Austin. Or whatever place you are in. Chances are, you'll be around some teachers doing great things.