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Wednesday, February 8 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Video Stories for Deeper Learning and Strengthened Confidence

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When one thinks of simplistic teaching, it often boils down to validating "correct" answers. Using compelling stories from across the world, however, we can enable students to see new possibilities using prompts that seek to transcend the obvious. In this session, we will look at a new and completely free resource allowing teachers to use design thinking principles to have students explore possibilities they had not imagined.In the spring of 2022, my nonprofit was awarded a grant from the state of California to encourage teachers and students to create videos related to wildfire prevention education. Focusing on combining strong academics, active learning with digital media, and the importance of understanding and preparing for wildfires, this grant proposal was not what CAL FIRE usually receives, but captured the imagination of the reviewers, leading to a successful award. In this session, participants will look at what made this proposal a successful one and have the chance to shape ideas for grant proposals of their own.

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Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
100E 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
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