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Big Ideas Fest Schedule 2015

Wednesday | December 2
2:00PM Registration opens
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Opening Session: Opportunity Zones
Lisa Petrides and Megan Simmons
5:30PM - 6:15PM Reception
6:15PM - 7:15PM Dinner
7:15PM - 8:15PM Opening Keynote:
8:30PM - 9:30PM

Authoring Open Education Resources in OER Commons

8:30PM - 10:30PM Media Lounge Open
Thursday | December 3
6:30AM - 8:30AM Breakfast
7:00AM - 8:30AM Media Lounge Open
8:30AM - 9:00AM Welcome to the Action Collab Process
9:00AM - 10:00AM Action Collab: Storytelling Panel:
How Might We Create Educational Opportunities to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Tyson Amir-Mustafa, Teacher, Five Keys Charter School
  • Ashanti Branch, Executive Director, The Ever Forward Club
  • Shanley Rhodes, Deputy Director, Southern California Region, Five Keys Charter School
10:00AM - 10:45AM

Action Collab: Identify Opportunity

Sharing Data and Insights

10:45AM - 11:00AM


11:00AM - 12:15PM

Action Collab: Design

Imagine Solution Possibilities

12:15PM - 1:30PM Lunch and BIF Bump All-Stars Panel
1:30PM - 2:30PM Rapid Fire #1
  • PJ Hirabayashi, Founder, TaikoPeace, TaikoPeace: Learning From Embodied Intelligence and Authentic Power
  • Jacqueline Sanderlin, Leader of Educational Partnerships, Compton Unified School District, Finding the "Why Not" Moments: Building Bridges with Partners for Learning
  • Ali Partovi, Co-Founder, Code.org, Beyond the Hour of Code: Bringing Computer Science to the Classroom
2:30PM - 2:45PM

Break -  Transition to Mansion

2:45PM - 4:30PM

Action Collab: Prototype

Show How Your Simple Fix Works

4:30PM - 5:30PM Workshop:
The intersection of OER and Common Core
4:30PM - 6:30PM Media Lounge Open
    5:30PM - 6:30PM Meet and Great with ISKME's OER Commons team

    Brenda Rusnak, President, Best Part Productions, Introduction to Cyber-Seniors: Connecting Generations

    7:30PM - 10:30PM Media Lounge Open

    Documentary Movie
    Cyber-Seniors: Connecting Generations

    Friday | December 4
    6:30AM - 8:30AM Breakfast
    7:00AM - 8:30AM Media Lounge Open
    8:30AM - 9:45AM

    Rapid Fire #2

    • Jason Young, Founder, MindBlown Labs, Using Mobile Games to Help Kids Shape Their Financial Futures
    • Kylee Majkowski, CEO, Tomorrow's Lemonade Stand, Inspiring a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Thinking: How One Mini-Preneur is Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
    • Kristi Yamaguchi, Founder, Always Dream Foundation, Always Reading: Integrating 21st Century Technology Into Early Childhood Literacy
    • Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College, From Pity to Partnerships: How We Are Building the New Urban College Model
    9:45AM - 10:00AM Action Collab: Next Steps

    Break - Transition to Mansion

    10:15AM - 12:30PM

    Action Collab: Designing for Opportunity Zones, Part 1
    Identify Opportunity and Design

    12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
    1:30PM - 2:30PM Rapid Fire #3
    • Roswell Encina, Director of Communications, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Urban Libraries in Time of Crisis: Doing What Libraries Across the Nation Do Every Day
    • Rebecca Rufo-Tepper, Director of Professional Development, Institute of Play, Transforming Education Through Collaboration, Design and Play
    • Tony Brown, Executive Director, Heart of Los Angeles, How Playing the Trumpet Can Get You Back on Track: Using the Arts to Provide a Powerful Restart
    • Dale Russakoff, Author, The Prize,The Education of Mark Zuckerberg: Lessons Learned From the People of Newark
    2:30PM - 2:45PM Break - Transition to Mansion
    2:45PM - 4:45PM Action Collab: Designing for Opportunity Zones, Part 2
    Prototype and Impact
    4:45PM - 6:30PM

    Free Time

    Media Lounge Open

    6:30PM - 7:30PM Dinner
    7:30PM - 10:00PM Game Night and Dessert Party
    7:30PM - 10:30PM Media Lounge Open
    Saturday | December 5
    6:30AM - 8:30AM Breakfast
    7:00AM - 8:30AM Media Lounge Open
    8:30AM - 8:45AM Looking Back to Look Ahead
    8:45AM - 9:15AM Gallery Walk: Reflecting on Our Work Together
    9:15AM - 9:45AM The Future of Teaching and Learning: #bif2025
    9:45AM - 10:00AM Innovation in Action Award
    10:00AM - 11:00 AM Keynote
      Douglas Gayeton, Co-Founder, Lexicon of Sustainability, Turning Your Words Into a New Lexicon for Education Innovation
    11:00AM - 11:45AM Action Steps: Moving Your Big Ideas Forward
    12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch