May/June 2017 – Vol. 29 No. 7

Jim Brazell’s Sessions at the 2011 California Science Education Conference

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Keynote: What’s Next for Science Education in America?

Join the California Science Teachers Association in a large group interactive keynote session initiating dialogue among the membership about what’s next for science education in America. Our facilitator, Jim Brazell, will tell stories about emerging technology, jobs, communities and schools while helping us connect the dots between what we honor and cherish in teaching and the future. Jim’s passion is the pursuit and elevation of the voice of teachers, students and communities in the transformation of American education afoot today. You can learn more about Jim at his blog theartofthefuture.org.

Short Course: The Arts of the Future with Jim Brazell

Only available to the first 70 participants to RSVP (tickets are only $5), Jim will model “guide on the side” teaching techniques while facilitating a design workshop based on the outcomes and interactions in the keynote address: What’s Next for Science Education in America? Become a part of this Short Course and help shape our understanding and concept of education for the next generation of California science teachers, 2011-2031.

To register for the Short Course, click here http://www.cascience.org/csta/conf_registration.asp.

About Jim:

Jim Brazell is a technology forecaster, strategist and public speaker focused on innovation and transformation.  As an analyst to the Innovation, Creativity and Capital Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Technical College System (2003-2008), Jim lead research and development projects including analysis of emerging international high technology regions; international technology commercialization; technology forecasting for education and economic development; video games for military training transformation; and robotics for STEM+ARTS education in the State of Texas. Jim began his career in educational technology as the Internet designer of Nelson Heller’s Desktop edNET serving the market news and leading trends in educational technology 1996-2000. During this same period, Jim also served Fortune 100 clients with Internet strategy and cloud design/build services including the launch of cat.com, State Farm’s network for insurance agents and several other global and US house-hold brands.

 

A sampling of the diversity of his clients for keynote speeches in 2010-2011 include the National School Boards Association, the League for Innovation in the Community College, Computer Using Educators, Brigham Young University, St Francs University, South Carolina Association for Arts Education, Florida Association of Arts Education, the National Career Pathway Network, 25th Annual Careers Conference, American Technical Education Association, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas School Board Association, the Citadel Military College, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association, and the Society for Design and Process Science.

Jim resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Lisa Cervantes and daughter Ava Brazell. Jim blogs about his educational experiences at theartofthefuture.org and for USA Today’s Career and Technical Education blog. Jim is a 1995 graduate of Bradley University, Bachelors of Science, Sociology, Summa Cum Laude. He is a 1995 George Gilder Fellow in High Technology, Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.

 

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CSTA represents science educators statewide—in every science discipline at every grade level, Kindergarten through University.

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  1. […] In addition to the keynote, Jim will conduct a three hour Short Course limited to the first 70 registrants. Tickets for this course are only $5. The Short Course, The Arts of the Future with Jim Brazell, will take place on Saturday, October 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For more information about the Short Course and Jim Brazell click here. […]

  2. […] there will be two general session meetings. The Friday morning General Session will feature Jim Brazell. The closing session on Sunday is by Ed Begley, Jr. – a pioneer in environmental […]

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