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Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104

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Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 

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Saturday, September 19 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
PANEL / FILM - Beyond Another Brick In The Wall: Educational Ecosystem Design

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The panel is a discussion with experts from each of the Educational Ecosystem Domains (system/governance, physical plant, content delivery). Everyone from panelist to participant to facilitator is a “learner.”

The session will be moderated by Ashley Branca and include the following panelists:
Katie Hunt, SRG Partnership
Ed Smith-Lewis, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Lindsay Hill, Raikes Foundation

The session opens with a brief  film that includes the community perspectives on the meaning of equity and how to consider the design of equity in the education of all our students. Following the screening, the panel discussion will highlight specifics of the panelists’ work and mission, while opening the conversation to audience interaction.

Tied to the Seattle Design Festival Block Party installation of the same name, the panel will examine how to successfully manifest design for equity in education. The interactive conversation will highlight the installation as an embodiment of this concept and will dive into living examples of working towards equity across the educational ecosystem, as demonstrated by the work of those on the panel.

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Ashley Branca

Closing Party Coordinator, Seattle Design Festival
Ashley Branca believes that quality education for all is a human right, and she is glad to know she is not alone. Ashley lives and works in Seattle, WA, where rapid development continues to bring this issue to the fore. She is proud to be part of a dream team of thinkers and doers... Read More →

Saturday September 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Seattle Public Library - Central Library 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104