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67 Minutes of ACTivism, Empowering Young Voices Through Accessible Technology

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Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, December 1, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Kevin Smart  
Empower young minds to take action through the use of accessible technology, and bring back the "ACT" in activism and break down "slacktivism." In this challenge-based learning session, discover how to take various movies and/or books and base a social justice program around them.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendee's will be selecting the technology or software that is applicable to the programme they design, so no specific download is required.
This session can also run across all/any devices.
Topic: Student agency, choice & voice
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Each participant will leave the session being able to adapt a historical fiction movie or novel and run a challenge-based learning programme. They will be able to adapt the material and use it as an anchor point for both technology integration and solving a social injustice in their context. Encouraging real activism in the real world – making a real difference.


If the ISTE Platform can facilitate Breakaway groups
10 Min:
Introduction and storytelling of how this programme has been implemented already and succeeded
40 Min:
Group project – design a Challenge-Based programme with a focus on a social injustice.
10 min:
Wrap-up and group reflection and sharing of ideas

Supporting research



Microsoft Educator - PBL

Ken Robinson - TED Talk

South AFrican Apple iPad summit for Educators - #Everyonecancreate

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Kevin Smart, Brescia House School

Constantly developing innovative and engaging schemes of work, lesson plans and assessments to facilitate active learning experiences that meet learners’ needs. Sharing creative ideas with educators, through various training platforms, to enhance their teaching experience.

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