They’re in! BIGfish client Beaver Country Day School, a nationally-recognized independent school for grades 6-12, today announced it has been accepted to present at the prestigious SXSWedu 2017 Conference & Festival! This is Beaver’s third time presenting at the annual conference; click here to learn more about the school’s 2014 presentation “The Coded Curriculum” and here to explore its 2015 panel “The Coded Curriculum: A Year In Review.”
Next March, Beaver will return to Austin to present a panel on “unlearning.” When faced with a new problem, we often rely on our old habits and past experiences to guide our decision-making process; we tap into existing schemas and leverage things we already know to reach a solution. This panel will undo all of that. Panelists Peter Hutton (Head of School, Beaver), Chris Dede (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Jayne Everson (Upper School Math, Beaver) and Marga Biller (Project Director, Harvard’s Learning Innovations Laboratory) will explore the power of unlearning and why it’s a crucial tool that is unfortunately underutilized. Panelists will discuss questions to use in determining if you’re facing an unlearning challenge, and offer suggestions on how to unlearn an existing way of thinking that may be impeding your problem solving. What impact does unlearning have on educators? Students? Curricula?
Join the conversation using #TimeToUnlearn and #SXSWedu2017 on Twitter, and follow @bcdschool for the latest unlearning updates.