Vote for Panorama’s Panels on the SXSWedu PanelPicker

Ready for one of the best education and innovation events of the year? We certainly are! Panorama is prepping for next year’s SxSWedu by submitting two distinct proposals to host panels during the conference. We feel that our unique selection of panelists will contribute valuable perspectives to some truly important topics in K-12 education.

Voting for the panels is now open to the public until September 5–so take two minutes, create a PanelPicker account, and cast your vote to see Panorama and our panelists at SxSWedu in Austin, Texas this March!

From No Child to Whole Child: SEL in the Classroom

Though not currently assessed by standardized tests, a growing body of research indicates social-emotional or “non-cognitive” skills significantly impact students’ academic performance, persistence, and their broader life outcomes. Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps foster characteristics like grit, growth mindset and self-regulation that impact students’ schoolwork and interpersonal relationships. This panel will highlight leading practices, research and policies that support SEL in schools. Vote for this panel

SxSW 2015 Proposal – “From No Child to Whole Child” from Panorama Education on Vimeo.

Raising their Hands: Empowering Student Voice

Student voice makes a difference! It has the proven power to improve schools, break down social barriers and influence legislation. Still, we have yet to realize the full potential that is unlocked when we empower student voice. Raising their Hands is designed to create a window on leading edge individuals and organizations as they use the voices of students to change schools and communities. Join us to help build our collective capacity to instill our students’ voices with agency. Vote for this panel

SxSW 2015 Proposal – “Raising Their Hands” from Panorama Education on Vimeo.

See you in Austin!

We hope you’ll spend some time learning about our fantastic selection of panelists through our SxSWedu proposals. With your help, these proposals will soon become panels at next year’s conference in Austin, Texas!


Jack McDermott is a Marketing Manager at Panorama Education. He is a proud graduate of Medfield Public Schools (Mass.) and likes reading political science abstracts and playing lacrosse.

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