Come Together for Education

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Come Together for Education Event

  • Join us in Austin during spring break for lunch, presentations, workshops, panels, and a special performance by Hanson! The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which is committed to providing students with increased access to music, audio, video, and broadcast technologies, will roll into Austin for SXSW and will host a special event, Come Together for Education, in partnership with TASA on Thursday, March 15, 12:30-3:30 p.m. This is a free event, but you must RSVP.


  • Welcome
    Brian Rothschild, co-founder, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
    Possessed by Paul James, a one-man band featuring Konrad Wert, who teaches in the Texas Hill Country
    Panel Discussion - Imagine: Fostering Sustained Social and Emotional Development Through Multimedia, Music, and the Arts
    Jennie Kristoffersen, Nearpod (moderator)
    Panelists: Sonia Obregon, coordinator - digital learning experience designer, San Antonio ISD; Khechara Bradford, assistant superintendent, Fort Worth ISD; Deanna Lovesmith, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Belton ISD; Brandon Core, TASA; and Seamus Harte: Nearpod/Lennon Bus

    Have you experienced an impactful speaker at your school on SEL topics that create an immediate buzz but you wonder if you've created a lasting impact within your students? Panelists in this session will discuss the value of creating sustained, memorable SEL programming to develop essential competencies for success in school, work, and life.
    Come Together - The Curriculum
    Set against the backdrop of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's life and music, Come Together engages K-12 students in conversations and creative activities around peace, empathy, activism, social justice, and more. Attendees will get a sneak peak and participate as a group in the first lesson on PEACE.

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

  • The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a nonprofit mobile recording studio dedicated to providing students of all ages with free hands-on opportunities to make music and produce video projects. Learn more.

    “Lennon” and “John Lennon” are trademarks of Yoko Ono Lennon. All artwork © Yoko Ono Lennon. Licensed exclusively through Bag One Arts, Inc. Photo credit Vincent Laforet.

Date & Location


  • The event space is filling fast and is first-come, first-served for this free event, but TASA members and other educators are eligible for VIP seating!

    Please RSVP using this online form.