How can "unlecturing" traditional lectures change the classroom dynamic to relevant discussions and meaningful student creation? Our SXSW EDU proposal is to run a workshop where participants can discover how standards-based content can be "unlectured" to facilitate student question formation, classroom discussion, and student creation. We want to build this 2 hour hands-on workshop applicable to secondary and higher ed subject areas beyond the content that we teach!
The public voting for this proposal closed on August 30, 2018! We greatly appreciate the support for our proposal!
Now, we are keeping our fingers---er pseudopods---crossed hoping that our workshop proposal may be selected. We will find out in a few months. SXSW Edu 2019 is from March 4-7 in Austin, TX.
Brianna Rapini- science educator and co-owner of the Amoeba Sisters YouTube Channel. Brianna has worked for three different public school districts in her twelve year career in public school education. In her public school career, she has been a biology/AP Biology teacher, science instructional specialist, science program coordinator, and instructional technology specialist.
Sarina Peterson- co-owner of the Amoeba Sisters YouTube Channel. Prior to working on Amoeba Sisters full-time, Sarina worked in a large, urban school district as a program evaluation analyst. She is also entirely self-taught in illustrating the Amoeba Sisters videos, which makes her a huge advocate for students and teachers exploring new avenues of learning and creation. She started with MS Paint and Windows Moviemaker! See our adventure of starting here.