Voting is open until 8/30 on South by Southwest Edu’s Panelpicker wesbite, and I have submitted a proposal for my presentation, Changing the Language #SocialMedia Matters.
The session will share ways to incorporate social media, technology, and popular culture into traditional literacy learning assignments. Outside of the classroom, students are using the skills taught, but many are unable to connect their learning. The presenter/speaker will work collaboratively with the audience via technology/poll (app) to explore and engage conversations they can use to transform the academic language that they use within their educational settings.
I am seeking to do the “Hands On” presentation format, and I although I entered last year and was wait-listed (due to not having enough capacity in the building), I am very motivated to try again to share my educational strategies and expertise with such an innovative and influential audience–I CANNOT do that without your votes.
Why I Need Your Vote
In order to be selected, the proposal goes through a rigorous review, and 30% of the score for my proposal comes from voting. Please review all of the resources that I have below. They are related to my proposed presentation, and can answer any questions that you might have. Once you have reviewed everything, be sure to VOTE, and spread the word with others about voting for Changing the Language. Thank you for your support!
Link to vote for Dr. K. Childs’ Changing the Language Proposal: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/87319
Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview (Pew Research Center, 2015): http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-technology-2015/
Chall’s Research on the “4th Grade Slump: https://www.aft.org/periodical/american-educator/spring-2003/classic-study-poor-childrens-fourth-grade-slump
Dr. Childs’ video explaining the meaning and reason behind the Changing the Language proposal: