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Vote to Get Image Accessibility on Stage at SXSWedu 2016

2015 August 19
by jnoblitt

Vote for our SXSWedu session!Head over to the SXSW PanelPicker and give our session, “No More Yoda Heads: 3D Printing 4 Diverse Learners”  a big thumbs-up! Voting deadline: September 4, 2015!

Ready to vote? Click here!

SXSWedu® fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. We need your help to bring our amazing panel to Austin in 2016, where we hope to share the incredible excitement, creativity, and innovation in accessible STEM education that we generated together during our recent national forum on 3D printing for accessible educational materials.

Our proposed session for SXSWedu 2016 is: No More Yoda Heads: 3D Printing 4 Diverse Learners. Research suggests that 3D objects are important for learning and reinforcing complex spatial concepts that are difficult to convey or explore in any other way (e.g., cells and DNA). Although many schools have access to 3D printing technology, many machines are underutilized and used to print novelty items. In this session, learn about new collaborations with libraries and museums to help support teachers in providing multi-modal access to complex STEM topics as well as utilizing student talent to create innovative learning tools.

The panel will include:

Voting opened August 10th and runs through Sept. 4, 2015. Want to do even more? Add a comment and/or share your support with your social networks by clicking on the “share this idea” button on the left-hand side of the session entry. Thank you!

Read more about the national forum on 3D printing for accessible education on the Benetech blog: Convening Communities for Good: On the Frontier of 3D Printing for Accessible Education.

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