Send Us to SXSWedu 2019: Vote Now for Green Dot’s Panel Submissions


For the fourth year in a row, Green Dot Public Schools submitted proposals for our educators, leadership team and staff to lead panels and workshops at SXSWedu’s annual conference in Austin, TX. Once a year, educators from around the country come together to connect, discover best practices and share how to best serve students.

Green Dot has submitted four panels for the SXSWedu 2019 conference and we need your help to make sure our panels get chosen! Create an account with SXSW and vote for Green Dot’s panels. Your votes can help ensure that our panels are chosen and that Green Dot will once again have a strong presence at the most prominent education conference in the country.

Earlier this year, Green Dot led two panels at SXSWedu: Dr. Megan Quaile, our Executive Director of Green Dot Tennessee, and Jocquell Rodgers, Director of Community Engagement in TN, led a discussion about the five keys to transforming schools; Marco Petruzzi, Chief Executive Officer, and Larry Fondation, Executive Director of United Parents and Students, led a panel Green Dot’s unique approach to successfully supporting community advocacy.

Learn about our panels and vote today!

Voting closes on August 30.

Applying Computer Science Thinking to All Subjects

Eli Sheldon, current Computer Science Teacher and former Computational Thinking Specialist, will be leading a discussion around how basic computer science skills can be applied to real-world social justice projects and across all subject areas.

Using Comics to Engage and Empower Student Literacy

Curriculum Specialist Peter Carlson will lead a session on using comic books in classrooms. The workshop will provide educators with specific planning and facilitation strategies to increase student literacy and intrinsic academic motivation while offering models of civic engagement.

The Story of How Failure Made Us More Successful

Cristina De Jesus, Green Dot California’s Chief Executive Officer, will share an open and honest account of some of Green Dot’s hard lessons learned, and what education leaders can take away as we forge ahead in the path to achieving equity across public education.

What's Student Success: Growth or Proficiency?


Marco Petruzzi, Green Dot’s Chief Executive Officer, and Robin Lake, Director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, will explore explore the impact of the ways we currently measure student success and the harm that proficiency-only does to students.

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