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BIGfish client Beaver Country Day School was accepted to present at SXSWedu 2017! Their panel focuses on the benefits of unlearning.

BIGfish Client Beaver Country Day School Accepted to Present at SXSWedu 2017!

by Adriana Howell

boston successes

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.”  

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Vote for DIRTT to Present at SXSW Eco 2016!

by Brigid Gorham

cleantech technology

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Vote for Beaver Country Day School to Present at SXSWedu 2014!

by BIGfish

public relations technology

BIGfish client Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill’s independent school for grades 6-12, is implementing a coding requirement this year, meaning every student will know how to read and write code by graduation. Beaver is in the running to present this innovative program at SXSWedu 2014, a four-day event featuring  presentations from educators nationwide who are committed to engaging learners with modern tools and content. Votes from the general public are a large factor in determining programming, so Beaver needs your help! Click here to vote for Beaver’s “The Coded Curriculum” proposal now!  Cast your vote by clicking the thumbs up in the top left corner.

Our Future is Written in Code

According to Code.org, 1 million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled because only 1 in 10 schools teach students how to code. Our society’s insatiable hunger for everything digital can only be satisfied by computer scientists, yet we don’t have enough of them.

Organizations like Code.org and she++ emphasize the urgent need to break the stereotypes associated with computer science and to teach the next generation to code. Most students take their first computer science class in college where they’re already a step behind. This first class can be intimidating and sometimes prevents students from learning more about computer science.

Beaver Country Day School is addressing this issue and implementing action immediately. As a new graduation requirement, each and every student at Beaver will learn to code. Faculty and staff recognize that this knowledge will open incredible opportunities for their students. Beaver has trained teachers to integrate coding concepts into classes such as math, science and art and emphasize topics such as creative problem solving rather than language syntax.

Vote Now!

You can vote for Beaver to present at SXSWedu through September 6 by logging into the SXSW PanelPicker and giving Beaver’s “The Coded Curriculum” proposal a thumbs up! Beaver wants to use the national platform of SXSWedu to spread the word about the importance of coding and inspire teachers and schools around the country to implement similar programs. Beaver Country Day School and BIGfish appreciate your support in Beaver’s quest to present at SXSWedu. We’ll keep you posted when SXSW makes their decisions!

Check out this video to learn more about what the coded curriculum means for Beaver’s students.

http://vimeo.com/71095208

Beaver Country Day School: The Quest to Present at SXSWedu

by BIGfish

marketing public relations technology

Today's blog post is dedicated to one of BIGfish's newest clients: Beaver Country Day School. Beaver, Chestnut Hill’s independent school for grades 6-12, is at the forefront of education on the local and national levels thanks to its innovative approach to learning. Thus, it made perfect sense for the school to apply to present at SXSWedu 2013; now it just needs to be selected. The prestigious three-day conference in Austin, Texas features compelling presentations from educators nationwide who are committed to engaging learners with 21st century tools and content. Honing in on qualities that set Beaver apart from other schools---namely, the school’s commitment to teaching with technology and preparing its students to be global citizens---Beaver has submitted two proposals to present at SXSWedu.

Votes from the general public are a large factor in determining programming at SXSWedu 2013, meaning Beaver could use some help in order to be selected. From now through October 5, anyone can vote for specific proposals via the SXSW PanelPicker. Simply log-in, read the proposals (if you're interested), and give them a thumbs up! Beaver’s two proposals are “Design Thinking: Groundbreaking Pedagogy or Logic?” and “Engage in History: Social Media Tearing Down Walls.” Beaver Country Day School and BIGfish appreciate your support in Beaver's quest to present at SXSWedu. We'll keep you posted when SXSW makes their decisions!

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