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SXSWedu 2015

Tweetle Beetle: Student Driven Citizen Science

Students do amazing things when you provide a compelling challenge, empower them with a choice of tools and access to the real world, and get out of their way. Learn how students from an urban high school took on an invasive insect species. They became emerald ash borer experts and raised awareness in their school, community and government via social media. Learning that transcends the classroom changes lives. Learn the key components of this learning model and how to adapt it for your space.

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  1. Participants in this session will interact with the presenters to consider how to scale learning projects in non-traditional ways and adapt this learning model to fit their own educational environment. 
  2. Participants in this session will be challenged to think about how their own networks can connect students with meaningful projects.
  3. Participants in this session will hear from and interact with students who participated in this project. Students will share their thoughts on how to get similar projects going in your own communities.



Therese Laux, Creativity Entrepreneur, Omaha Public Schools

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Instructional Strategies & Best Practices
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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