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Monday, March 09, 2015

Math Love, Game-Based Learning, And More From NPR Ed At #SXSWEdu

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Anya Kamenetz, NPR's lead education blogger reports, "It's not quite as glamorous as the way our colleagues at NPR Music do it, but this week, the NPR Ed team will be heading down to Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Edu conference."

Sarah Hagan, a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, will be joining us at SXSW Edu to talk about her unorthodox approach to classroom math.
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In its fifth year, the conference brings together — sometimes uneasily — educators and entrepreneurs, makers and marketers. Among this year's speakers are quite a few who've been previously featured on our site, including Building A Better Teacher author Elizabeth Green, education professor Julian Vasquez Heilig and "coder bootcamp" founder Jake Schwartz.

On Tuesday, senior team member Claudio Sanchez moderates a panel with the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb. And I'm going to be in a conversation about the future of assessment with Michelle Riconscente of Glasslab, a game-based testing startup
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NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers.  
The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who's taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.

Source: NPR (blog)