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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Sunday, January 19 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hands-on, Minds-on: Making the case for making in the classroom

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In this hands on, minds-on workshop, educators can test drive some of the most innovative technology available today. Learn how the “can-do” attitude and cool tools of the global Maker Movement, plus tried and true project-based learning can revitalize learner-centered education. Technology like 3D printing, robotics, microcontrollers, sensors, wearable computers, conductive thread, glue, and paint offer affordable opportunities to engage students both in the classroom and in after-school programs. Learn how to make the case that “making” is not vocational or just “crafts” – but a deeply rich, rigorous, and academic experience that enhances all subjects and grade levels.

Goal: Learn how hard fun, design thinking, big ideas, and innovative technology for K-12 classrooms come alive with 3D printing, robots, programming, wearable computing, conductive paint, and more.


Speakers
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Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement in schools.” Sylvia is a principal advisor to the Stanford FabLearn Fellows, and served on the NAEP Advisory Board for the upcoming Technology &... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
LaGuardia Room Westin LAX

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