More than half of US public schools have at least one teacher who has requested classroom resources on DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. Since 2000, citizen philanthropists and corporate partners have funded nearly a quarter billion dollars in projects for America's neediest classrooms. Listen to how the US most creative teachers are partnering with entrepreneurs to bring innovation to their classrooms, and how DonorsChoose.org is changing the way education is funded. This Keynote by Charles Best was given during the last SXSWedu® Conference & Festival on March 9-12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds in education. The event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, interactive workshops, hands on learning experiences, cinematic portrayals, early stage startups and a host of networking opportunities. By providing a platform for collaboration, SXSWedu works to promote creativity and social change.
SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest family of conferences and festivals that includes SXSW Music, Film and Interactive; SXSW Eco and SXSW V2V. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for the creative arts, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement beyond musicians, filmmakers and new media innovators to include society’s true rock stars: educators!