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Big Ideas Fest Schedule 2018

Thursday | November 29
2:00PM Registration Opens
4:00PM - 5:30PM

Opening Session: Taking Off the Mask
Ashanti Branch and The Ever Forward Club

5:30PM - 6:15PM Opening Reception 
6:15PM - 7:00PM

Dinner and Evening Program - Welcome

7:00PM - 7:15PM

7:15PM - 8:15PM

Liz Dwyer
Emcee, Managing Editor, Shondaland 

Sara Goldrick-Rab
Keynote, Scholar and Equity Activist, Temple University
The New Economics of College

Friday | November 30
7:00AM - 8:30AM Breakfast
8:30AM - 9:00AM Morning Mindfulness
Atman Smith, Founder, Holistic Life Foundation


9:00AM - 9:15AM

Welcome to the Action Collab Process
How might we develop inclusive access to high-quality teaching and learning?

9:00AM - 10:45AM

Action Collab Storytelling Panel: Exploring Barriers to Inclusive Access


Tamir Harper, Co-Founder, UrbEd Inc

Barbara Illowsky, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, DeAnza Community College 

Sara Layton, English Language Arts Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy

Ayomi Wolff, Student, Woodrow Wilson High School

Co-Facilitators - Nicole Tucker Smith, Lessoncast and Lisa Pitredes, ISKME

10:45AM - 11:00AM


11:00AM - 12:15PM

Action Collab: Identify Opportunity
Identify insights and opportunities based on user’s experience

12:15PM - 1:15PM Lunch 
1:15PM - 2:15PM Rapid Fire #1

Maya Enista SmithExecutive Director, Born This Way Foundation
Letting Kindness Lead The Way

Meredith JacobAssistant Director,  American University Washington College of Law
Teach First, Copyright Second

Dan McDowellDirector of Instructional Technology, Grossmont Union High School District
Open is a State of Mind: Building Innovation in K-12 Curriculum

2:15PM - 2:30PM

Introduction to Design 
The Provocation Arc: An opportunity to use imagination and think differently

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Action Collab: Design
What could it be? Imagine solution possibilities

4:30PM - 5:30PM Choose from workshop offerings, yoga, etc. 
Learning Lab: Inclusive Access with OER for K-12 Education 
Centering Yoga Practice with Holistic Life Foundation
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Networking Reception

Saturday | December 1st
7:00AM - 8:30AM Breakfast
8:30AM - 8:45AM Morning Mindfulness
Atman Smith, Founder, Holistic Life Foundation
8:45AM - 9:45AM

Rapid Fire #2


Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Balkisa Omar & Lena Ginawi,  Advocates & Poets
Muslim Girls Making Change 

Jose VilsonExecutive Director, EduColor
How Educators of Color Are Creating Collective Will and Agency

9:45AM - 10:00AM

Introduction to Prototyping
Build and refine your solutions based on feedback.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Action Collab: Prototyping 
Build to think. Show how it works.

12:00PM - 1:15PM




1:15PM - 2:15PM Rapid Fire #3


Rosye Cloud, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for the College Promise Campaign
Designing the Promise: Connecting Students to College, Career, and Their Community 

Stacy Caldwell, Executive Director, Mastery Transcript Consortium
A New Transcript: Removing Obstacles to Authentic Student Work

Joshua Block, Teacher, Science Leadership Academy
Art, Inquiry, and Student Voice

2:15PM - 3:00PM Introduction to Impact 
From solution to thinking through what you need to do to move it forward
3:15PM - 4:15PM Action Collab: Impact
Plan how to test and iterate your big idea in the world.
4:30PM - 6:00PM Workshop offerings, yoga, etc.  
Learning Lab: Inclusive Access with OER for Higher Education
Centering Yoga Practice with Holistic Life Foundation
6:00PM-7:00PM Dinner

7:00PM - 7:45PM

7:45PM - 8:30PM

Muslim Girls Making Change
Spoken Word Performance

Emcee, Muslim Girls Making Change
Poetry Slam (open mic)

Sunday | December 2nd
7:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM - 10:00AM Gallery Walk: Share and discuss prototypes and pilot plans
10:00AM - 11:00AM

David Leonard

Keynote, President, Boston Public Library

Civic Responsibility and the Role of the Public Library

11:00AM - 12:00PM Moving Our Ideas Forward: Reflect and connect around next steps
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch