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Big Ideas Fest 2013 Program

Wednesday | December 4
2:00PM
[Ballroom Foyer]
Registration opens
 
4:00PM - 5:00PM
[Miramar]
Opening Activity: Rebranding Education
 
5:00PM - 6:30PM
[Ballroom Foyer]
Opening Reception
Host: Qatar Foundation International
  
6:30PM - 7:30PM
[Ballroom]
Dinner
 
7:15PM - 8:15PM
[Ballroom]
Keynote
 
8:30PM - 11:00PM
[Media Lounge]

Media Lounge open
Workshop Available
8:45 PM - 9:45 PM: Opening up the Common Core: OER and CCSS Implementation

  
Thursday | December 5
7:30AM - 9:00AM
[Media Lounge]
Media Lounge open
 
7:00AM - 8:30AM
[Miramar]
Breakfast
 
8:00AM - 8:30AM
[RV]
Meet Road Trip Nation
  
8:30AM - 9:00AM
[Ballroom]
Welcome and Introduction to Action Collabs
 
9:10AM - 10:05AM
[9 Locations]
Action Collab: Meet your Cohorts
 
10:15AM - 11:00AM
[Ballroom]

Rapid Fire #1: Identify Opportunity
Emcee: Liz Dwyer, Education Editor, GOOD Magazine

 
  • Chris Emdin, Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University - Creating New Possibilities for Young People: When Urban Youth Culture Meets Science and Education
  • Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History - Talking to Strangers: Building Shared Connections Around Unusual Objects
  • Taylor Mali, Founder, Quest for One Thousand Teachers A Funny Thing Happened Along the Way to Inspiring a Thousand Teachers
11:10AM - 12:30PM
[9 Locations]
Action Collab #1: Identify Opportunity
  
12:30PM - 1:30PM
[Ballroom]

Lunch
Big Ideas in Beta Presentations

  
1:30PM - 2:15PM
[Ballroom]

Rapid Fire #2: Design
Emcee: Liz Dwyer, Education Editor, GOOD Magazine

 
  • Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison - Redefining Difficult: Running an Accredited Degree-Granting College Program Behind Bars
  • Larry Rosenstock, CEO and Founding Principal of High Tech High - A Maker Space Called School
  • Michelle Fine, Author and Professor of Social Psychology at City University of New York - Youth Participatory Action Research – Cultivating Diverse Knowledge and Collective Action for Organizational Change
2:15PM - 3:45PM
[9 Locations]
Action Collab #2: Design 
  
4:00PM - 6:00PM
[Media Lounge]

Media Lounge open 
Workshops Available
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM: KQED Media Tools
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: GoPro for Educators

 
    6:30PM - 8:00PM
    [Ballroom]
    Dinner
     
    8:00PM - 9:45PM
    [Ballroom Terrace & Fireplace Patio]

    Tweet Up
    S'mores Tweetup with Robert Scoble and Roadtrip Nation

      
    7:30PM - 11:00PM
    [Media Lounge]

    Media Lounge open 
    Workshop Available
    7:30PM - 8:30PM: OER Global Remix Design Challenge

      
    Friday | December 6
    7:30AM - 9:00AM
    [Media Lounge]
    Media Lounge open 
     
    7:30AM - 9:00AM
    [Miramar]
    Breakfast
     
    8:00AM - 9:00AM
    [RV]
    Meet Road Trip Nation 
      
    9:00AM - 9:45AM
    [Ballroom]

    Rapid Fire #3: Prototyping
    Emcee: Liz Dwyer, Education Editor, GOOD Magazine

     
    • Mo Qayoumi, President, San Jose State University - Re-imagining Higher Education for all Students
    • Aaron J Horowitz & Hannah Chung, Co-founders, Sproutel - Playful Learning: Bringing Empathy to Healthcare
    • Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland, University College - New Approaches to Student Success: Rapid Prototyping Using Student Data
    10:00AM - 12:00PM
    [9 Locations]
    Action Collab #3: Prototyping
      
    12:30PM-1:30PM
    [Ballroom]

    Lunch
    Host: Adobe Youth Voices
    Holly Morris, Announcement on Next Generation Learning Challenge

      
    1:45PM - 2:30PM
    [Ballroom]

    Rapid Fire #4: Scale and Spread
    Emcee: Liz Dwyer, Education Editor, GOOD Magazine

     
    • Nic Weidinger, Founder of WikiSeat - Seats of Change: From Experimental Design Project to Transformational Learning Model
    • Gabrielle Lyon Co-founder and Senior Explorer, Project Exploration - Changing the Face of Science By Designing for the Long Haul
    • Ali Partovi Co-founder, Code.org - An Hour of Code: Bringing the Gift of Computer Science to Millions
    2:45PM - 4:15PM
    [Breakout Rooms]
    Action Collab #4: Scale and Spread
      
    4:45PM - 5:45PM
    [Breakout Rooms]
    Building Big Ideas: Taking Action Collabs Back Home
      
    6:30PM - 8:00PM
    [Ballroom]
    Dinner
      
    7:45PM - 10:00PM
    [Library/Bar]
    Dessert Party
      
    7:30PM - 11:00PM
    [Media Lounge]
    Media Lounge open
     
    Saturday | December 7
    7:30AM - 9:00AM
    [Media Lounge]
    Media Lounge open
     
    7:30AM - 9:00AM
    [Miramar]
    Breakfast
     
    8:00AM - 9:00AM
    [RV]
    Meet Road Trip Nation
      
    9:00AM - 10:45AM
    [Ballroom]
    Saturday Showcase
     
    • Roadtrip Nation Video
    • Learning Challenge Announcement
    • Action Collab Presentations
    • Big Ideas In Beta
    10:45AM - 11:45AM

    Keynote

     
    • Nolan Bushnell, Co-founder and Chairman, Brainrush - Creative Thought and the Education of the Future
    11:45AM - 1:00PM
    [Ballroom]
    Lunch