SXSW EDU Closing Program Open to All Badges, Thursday, March 8

Alaa Murabit, Jim Shelton, and Jessica Lahey SXSW EDU 2018 Closing Program keynotes.

As SXSW kicks off today, the SXSW EDU (South by Southwest Education) event concludes after several days of powerful programming, new ideas and dynamic conversations.

We are pleased to share that the closing program, will be open for ALL SXSW badgeholders to attend (as capacity is available), from 12:30pm - 2:00pm.

In three back-to-back, 30 minute keynotes, this year's SXSW EDU closing program will take a full circle look at preparing every child for success, in and out of the classroom.

SXSW EDU Closing Program

Medical doctor and international advocate, Alaa Murabit, will kick off the closing program with a look at the intersection of education, conflict and emerging global issues. Her keynote will share unique research, some recommendations, and key strategies to move forward in today's complex and changing educational landscape.

Jim Shelton will then take the stage, narrowing the lens to focus intently on individual learners through a personalized approach in the classroom. His keynote will address the urgency to broaden our definitions of success in education and leverage new science, strategies, and tools to attend to the needs of the whole child and those who serve them is foundational to building that skill and ensuring a future for everyone.

Last but not least, veteran teacher, author, and education journalist Jessica Lahey will break down the motivation, resilience and learning, and explain how autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching not only boosts kids' motivation, but improves educational outcomes. Using personal narrative and humor, Lahey's keynote will explore the research on extrinsic and intrinsic motivators, praise, and learned helplessness, while offering instruction and assessment methods that promote deep, durable learning and engagement.

More from SXSW EDU

Catch more video content from the 2018 SXSW EDU Conference & Festivals this March 5-8, on the official SXSW EDU YouTube Channel. Stay tuned to SXSW EDU News for the latest event updates.

SXSW EDU 2018 Closing Program speakers Alaa Murabit, Jim Shelton, and Jessica Lahey.

By Jessica MacCall




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