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Next Vista for Learning
Rushton has worked all over the globe as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, school improvement consultant, and inspirational speaker. He directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational and service videos at NextVista.org, and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University.
The author of three books, Rushton's fun and thoughtful talks and writing center on inspiration and creativity, technology and leadership, avenues for engaging learning, the power of digital media and tools for collaboration, and personal and professional perspectives in a technology-infused, ever-changing world.
Fostering Excellence through Video Projects and Contests
Academically meaningful video projects don't happen because someone pushes a "record" button. Students must plan, find and cite legal sources, and work with feedback. In this session, we'll focus on the power of (free-to-enter) video contests to push students to raise their game for how they creatively show what they've learned and how they see the world. The results are good for academic achievement, school public relations, and strong professional development.