• Connect with the 4.0 Community at SXSWedu in Austin

    Posted by The 4.0 Team

    Mar. 5th, 2015

    There are so many great things happening in the 4.0 Community, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t focus on all the great things coming up at SXSWedu in Austin. Here are some events where you can connect with the 4.0 Team and community.


    Prototyping: 100 Startups, Three Motorcycles, 1 Beer
    Austin Convention Center Room 15, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street
    Tuesday, March 10, 9:00AM – 9:15AM
    With Matt Candler, 4.0 Schools

    Small batch brewing has revolutionized the beer industry. It can make schools better, too. I’ve helped start 100+ startups and schools and made every mistake there is. I also build custom motorcycles; lots of mess ups there, too. Biggest lesson I keep learning: start small, involve others, don’t quit. This interactive session will include war stories, role playing and paper prototypes based on ideas you bring to the session.

    AustinEdu Mixer with Cocktails!
    Soho Lounge, 217 East 6th Street , Austin, TX 78701
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:30pm – 11:00pm
    With HireEducation, EdSurge, Education Entrepreneurs, 4.0 Schools, and NewSchools Venture Seed Fund


    Hacking the Traditional School Model
    Austin Convention Center Room 16AB, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street
    Wednesday, March 11, 9:00AM – 10:00AM
    With Katie Beck, 4.0 Schools; Jerelyn Rodriguez, The Knowledge House; Oskie Creech, Maker Krewe; Laura Sandefer, Acton Academy

    Founders will discuss their motivations for building innovative learning environments including Acton Academy (a Socratic, experiential learning model), Maker Krewe (maker spaces for kids 6 and up), and The Knowledge House (a neighborhood-based fellowship teaching 21st century skills to youth in the Bronx). Panelists will also share how these models are challenging the traditional notions of what school can be.


    Redefining EdTech Innovation: New York City As Case Study
    Austin Convention Center Room 12AB, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street
    Thursday, March 12, 9:00AM – 10:00AM
    With David Fu, 4.0 Schools; Ashley Rudolph, General Assembly; Leah Gilliam, Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network

    With over a million kids in NYC schools, educators are piloting new prototypes, bootcamps are teaching new skills and maker spaces are igniting new builders. How might this wave of innovation in NYC (with strong district participation and for-/non-profit startup partnership) impact the U.S. EdTech ecosystem? Is it time to redefine EdTech to include unusual suspects? This panel discusses how creatives of all types are collaborating to accelerate the pace of innovation in & out of our classrooms.

    Other Cool Things to Check Out

    SXSW Playground – Connect all week with 4.0 Alums Fantasy Geopolitics, Blink Blink, and Vidcode in a casual learning space designed for creativity.

    #SharkTankEdu – Tuesday, March 10, 7:30PM – 11:00PM at The Market, 319 Colorado St

    The State and Future of Student Rights – Monday, March 9 – 1:30PM – 3:30PM

    Higher Education: To Get a Job or Create a Job? – Sunday, March 15 – 9:30AM – 10:30AM