DonorsChoose.org and Column Five Media present a study of media and technology trends in education, with a focus on crowdfunding. To improve student outcomes, teachers say technology is THE most critical expenditure a school district can make. Yet, many teachers don’t have the technology they need to teach, especially in our country’s highest poverty schools. Explore the data with DonorsChoose.org and ColumnFive and talk through the report. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity platform for American public school educators to crowdfund classroom supplies, field trips, and more. Column Five Media is a content marketing agency that aims to educate, engage, and inspire people through powerful visual storytelling. Their company’s foundation is supported by five “columns” or values: Be good to each other, value our partners, do good work, be humble, and experiment often.
NYC: From Chalkboards to Smartboards
October 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
From Chalkboards to Smartboards
Crowdfunding Media & Technology in the Classroom
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: DonorsChoose.org HQ 134 W. 37th St., Floor 11, New York, NY 10018
More about our speakers:
Katie Bisbee (CMO, DonorsChoose.org) – Katie leads the marketing and branding for DonorsChoose.org, engaging over 2 million donors and teachers in supporting public school classrooms. Before forming the marketing team four years ago, Katie led the expansion to serve schools across the east coast.
Abby Wood (Producer, Column Five Media) – As a producer at Column Five, Abby leads various interactive, design, and motion projects for the creative team. Previously, she worked in the nonprofit sector developing Entertainment-Education programs for developing communities around the world.
Vlad Dubovskiy (Data Scientist, DonorsChoose.org) – Vlad leads the data science team at DonorsChoose.org, which publishes findings and open datasets on their blog, data.donorschoose.org. Aside from getting insights that inform decisions, Vlad likes user experience design, data mining, lean startups, nature and backpacking. Before joining DonorsChoose.org he was a co-founder and product designer at Unreasonable Institute, Greenlighted and Startup Festival.
Student Members: Free!