CRESST Con 2016 to Feature Award-Winning Documentary on Educational Innovation, Sept. 20-21

Events include discussions with reps from ETS, Codespark, PBS, Playscience; screening at UCLA’s new Luskin Conference Center.

The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing at UCLA (CRESST) will present “Prove It!” a conference focused on addressing the greatest challenges in education on Sept. 20-21. The two day conference will feature engaging discussions with leaders in technology, academia, education and policy on the latest evidence-based global trends and innovations in education. Participants will have the opportunity to converse with a diverse group of speakers such as Sara Dewitt, vice president of PBS Kids Digital, Alan Kay, President of the Viewpoints Research Institute, and Jim Shelton, President of the Chan Zuckerberg Educational Initiative, along with distinguished speakers from UCLA.

The conference will offer an exclusive screening of award-winning documentary, “Most Likely To Succeed,” which examines the history and shortcomings of the educational system and introduces unorthodox approaches to revolutionizing schools.

Innovation showcases, CRESST’s signature “Teddy Talks,” maker-space demonstrations, and discussion panels will round out the two-day conference, giving attendees the maximum opportunity for learning and networking. Topics to be explored include the personalized education movement; informal learning spaces; applying research to innovations for learning, assessment, and instruction; and key perspectives and insight from the field by administrators and employers.

UCLA presenters include Li Cai, CRESST director and UCLA professor of education and psychology; Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; Eva Baker, founding director of CRESST and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education; Pedro Noguera, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education; and Dr. Eric Savitsky, UCLA professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and director of Trauma Services and Education.

To attend “Prove It!” click here; visit the website regularly for speaker and event updates. Early bird registration is available until July 15. To present a demonstration or poster at “Prove It,” click here.

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To learn more about the innovative work of CRESST, click here.

Courtesy of Most Likely to Succeed