Cast your vote for KnowledgeWorks in the SXSW EDU 2022 PanelPicker

Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy, Future of Learning, Systems Change

KnowledgeWorks has once again submitted panels for consideration at the SXSW EDU 2022 conference. While the event takes place in March, voting to select conference presentations is open through August 26, and the process only takes a few moments. Overviews and links to vote for our actionable sessions are below.

Will Education be Liberatory by 2040?

Presented by Katherine Prince, Vice President, Strategic Foresight, KnowledgeWorks, and Katie King, Director, Strategic Foresight Engagement, KnowledgeWorks

If we fail to address the systems of oppression that underlie education, it will not be equitable by 2040. Come explore four possible futures related to this goal. Examine what it could look like for education liberation commons to help each student reach their potential, for care-based ecosystems to support people, for schools to double down on academics, and for micro-structures to provide alternatives to fractured public systems. Consider how you might help make education liberatory.


State Actions to Advance Student-Centered Policy

Presented by Lillian Pace, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, KnowledgeWorks; Jonathan Moore, Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement, Nevada Department of Education; Daarel Burnette, Assistant Managing Editor, EducationWeek; Nick Archuleta, North Dakota United President, North Dakota United

As states continue to grapple with the impacts of the pandemic, many are seizing this once in a generation opportunity to make their K-12 education systems more personalized and student centered. This session will explore examples of how states are transforming their education systems and will provide a vision for how all states can center K-12 education on the needs of each individual student to ensure that they are prepared for success in college, careers and life.


All In: Transforming Education in Nevada

Presented by Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Nevada Department of Education; Mo Denis, State Senator and Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Nevada State Senate; Summer Stephens, Superintendent, Churchill County School District; Jon Alfuth, Director of State Policy, KnowledgeWorks

Nevada is “all in” on transforming its education system from top to bottom to maximize the talents of all students. This work is designed to both meet today’s learning conditions and leave room for policies that will support innovation for the next 10 to 20 years. Through this panel, leaders from across the state will dive deeply into how Nevada’s policy, school and district leaders, educators, students and parents are working together to put this vision into action.