The Disruptors

SXSWedu 2016 preview


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Public education has been possessed by the beast that is standardized testing, and student disengagement is at an all-time high as their academic careers have been reduced to bubble-filling. But there are many educators trying to disrupt the status quo, bringing unconventional and innovative techniques to the classroom. This SXSWedu, running March 7-10 at the Austin Convention Center, will spotlight an array of those disruptors, from comedians and punks revolutionizing teaching to technologists using virtual reality to save lives.

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