In the midst of a global pandemic, rising unemployment and economic instability, it is ongoing racial injustice that has propelled the civil unrest we have all witnessed over the past few weeks. “The painful and frustrating reality is that all the children are not well. In too many instances, Black children are not well.” The next Black child to die due to the color of their skin could easily be one of the children whom we at ICS are committed to serving and advocating on behalf of today.
SXSWedu, the education-focused offshoot of the SXSW festival, has opened its PanelPicker voting to help select which sessions will appear on the 2016 gathering’s agenda. Several panels have been developed by the ECD Emerging Leaders group convened by ICS in May. These panels span a range of education and health related topics in the early years.
You can vote for as many panels / submissions as you like. Public vote will contribute to 30% of any proposal’s final score to be selected.
- Pay for Success: Next Big Bet in Early Learning?, including Bryan Boroughs, General Counsel/Director of Legislative Affairs of the Institute for Child Success
- Utilizing Arts to Teach STEM in Early Childhood
- When Neuroscience Meets Education, including Janice Gruendel, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Child Success
- Screen Time Real Talk
- It’s More Than Just Fun: The Power of Play
Click here for the full list of all other ECD-related submissions (select conference: SXSWedu 2016, theme: early learning).
Hope to see you in Austin!