SXSWedu 2013

"Green" a Cliché or Seed for a Knowledge Network

How often does a school district include a program within their 5-year strategic plan without the program even asking? Right, never.

So check out why Hays CISD, and schools across the US, are finding the Green Ribbon Schools program helpful to them in meeting their district-wide education objectives. The panel will give examples educators can immediately apply at their schools. Including innovative student engagements, such as Healthivores and STEM applications; as well as free teacher technology tools. We’ll also discuss how school districts from CA to NY are integrating the program to meet their local needs. We’ll explore the power of an online social community geared to educators and students as a catalyst for learning and positive behavioral change.

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  1. How can kids be motivated in their own learning and make meaningful collaborations with other kids?
  2. How do schools facilitate student projects that make real impacts, including budget savings?
  3. How can “sustainability and health/fitness” be a conversation starter for real change within your district?



Steve Amos, Executive Director, Green Ribbon Schools

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  • Tags: technology
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Social and Mobile Learning
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  • Level: Intermediate
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