BTA Goes to SXSWedu to talk Micro Schools

Submitted by sarah on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:44

Last week, Blyth-Templeton Academy Co-Founder Temp Keller spoke at SXSWedu, an annual gathering of teachers, school leaders, policy leaders, and entrepreneurs in education.

“A New School Model. Will it Last?" featured three education entrepreneurs and who together with moderator Nichole Dobo from the Hechinger Report, discussed what micro schools are (hint: BTA is one), whether these models are here to stay, and what they offer to students and families outside of more traditional school options.

Keller talked specifically about the ways the Blyth-Templeton’s small class sizes and block teaching allow us to go deeper on various subjects and create an environment where students are learning by doing and tapping into the vast resources available in Washington, D.C.

Over 100 people turned out at one of the first sessions of the conference to hear from Keller, Matt Candler of 4.0 Schools, and Elliot Sanchez of Unlearn Education.

Blyth-Templeton was there to capture some photos and panel highlights via social media. Here are a few select tweets and photos from the day:


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Thanks, SXSWedu, for having us! We’re glad that more teachers and students across the country are interested in this model and we look forward to continuing the conversation as educators, parents, and students rethink education.