Cast Your Vote and Help Schoology Get to SXSWedu 2017

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Bridget Heaton

Social and Advocacy Manager

Cast Your Vote and Help Schoology Get to SXSWedu 2017

Posted in Schoology | August 17, 2016

We’ve said it before and we will keep on saying it—the Schoology Community is a force to be reckoned with. That’s why we are calling on you, Schoology Community, to cast your vote and help us present at SXSWedu 2017!

For SXSWedu, you have the opportunity to make a difference and add your voice to the selection process. Community votes and feedback on PanelPicker sessions count for 30% of the total score, so we are reaching out to you and asking you to cast your vote.

How Do I Vote?

  1. Visit: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote.
  2. Create a PanelPicker account.
  3. Search for “Schoology” and/or click the links to the sessions below.
  4. Click on the thumbs-up, turning it green, to vote on the session.

* All votes must be cast by Friday, September 2nd.

Tell Me More About the Sessions

This year, Schoology submitted three PanelPicker entries. From sessions on Learning and Assessment to The Power of Community (that’s you!!), we know that you can help us on our way to SXSWedu.

Here are the sessions we’re proposing:

The Power of One: Learning and Assessment Combined

Districts juggle multiple systems for learning and assessment. LMS’s allow you to create and distribute curriculum, while assessment systems measure student progress. Both are necessary, but there are problems with this two-platform approach—teachers and students must access and use multiple systems; assessment and curriculum are difficult to coordinate; and reporting is hard to act on. This means results are tough to analyze and delivered too late to adapt instruction.

What if you could deliver curriculum and assessment through the same platform and easily access data to check for student understanding every day? This session details the transformational benefits of such a solution.

Vote for this session

Assessing Achievement in a Distance Learning World

As higher education has shifted to include a larger proportion of adult, distance, and non-traditional learners than ever before, assessing student achievement in a consistent and scalable fashion at all levels of the institution is of paramount importance.

What are the innovative ways in which institutions are using the many LMS and assessment platforms available to them to tackle this new challenge and make substantive improvements in learning outcomes?

This community-guided discussion will arm attendees with an understanding of how institutions are bootstrapping assessment and learning technologies to make gains in student achievement across this surging population of learners.

Vote for this session

The Power of Community: Give Your Users a Voice

Schoology’s unique communication and collaboration features have helped Schoology to grow a global community of over 15 Million users who are passionate about education and who are advocates of our product. Through partnerships with members of the community and initiatives like the Schoology Ambassador Program, our global community has emerged as a valued network of educators and administrators, driving innovation in education and generating industry trust in Schoology’s brand.

This session will address how community plays a role in Schoology’s overall business strategy and will give actionable insights to anyone hoping to build advocacy programs and empower their community of users.

Vote for this session

Remember, the community has a big role in the selection process, so we hope that you will take the time to vote and help Schoology to get to SXSWedu!

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