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TTT#339 Youth Converts Culture - Technology and Empathy in Alabama w/ Beth Sanders and Daniel Whitt along with Al Elliott 3.6.13


66:01 minutes (45.33 MB)

Teachers +Beth Sanders @MsSandersTHSand +Daniel Whitt  @WhittMister join us on this episode of TTT to talk about Youth Converts Culture youthconvertsculture.com along with their Alabama colleague, Al Elliott @ellication.

Youth Converts Culture (YCC) is an Alabama-based initiative combining technology with empathy to push education forward.  YCC believes that empathy, student voice, and social awareness should drive instruction in the 21st Century.  The YCC panel (brought to you in partnership with IDEA—the Institute for Democratic Education in America) will focus on constructing new, responsible, and engaging learning strategies designed to empower our youth to grow, communicate, and learn in a way that is congruent to who they are at their root: global citizens connected to the world as pioneering digital natives. 

Daniel Whitt is a teacher, a digital media specialist, a filmmaker, and a social activist living in Madison, Alabama.  He is Co-Founder/Co-Director of Youth Converts Culture.

Beth Sanders is a teacher, a technology consultant, and a social activist living in Birmingham, Alabama.  She is Co-Founder/Co-Director of Youth Converts Culture.

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TTT#322 Reclaiming the public in public education (IDEA) w/ Allie Desmet, Beth Sanders, Sam Chaltain, Gregory HIll - 11.07.12


68:14 minutes (46.85 MB)

Learn more about the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA) democraticeducation.org on this episode of TTT , with our guests:

From the IDEA site:

Democratic education is not a type of school or research-based practice. It isn’t one kind of learning program or philosophy. It is a frame. It’s a way of gathering together a vast and powerful set of ideas, philosophies of learning, research, school models, teaching practices, policies, and community visions so that a powerful story can be told that reclaims the “public” in public education—that is, education owned by all of us.

This is an ongoing discussion on TTT and we invite you to join us any Wednesday evening to reclaim the public in public education. Come on over to TTT edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT

Until the nuanced story is clear, truthful and told by and large by those who are experiencing the greatest suffering (ie: young people), the solutions generated will not be the ones our city needs. —Jayeesha Dutta


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