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Webinar: Girls (and Boys) and STEM

FETC and Edchat Interactive are hosting a series of interactive webinars leading up to the FETC conference in Orlando (Jan 25- 27, 2017). Sylvia Martinez will be leading the conversation on January 12, 2017 (5PM PST/8PM EST).

Join us as we explore how to make sure STEM opportunities are open for all.

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Reggio-Inspired Toronto Workshop – October 28

Once-in-a-lifetime workshop in Toronto – October 28th!
Classroom Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in a Reggio Emilia Context – The Language of Technology

This is a unique one-time only workshop combining a hands-on Invent To Learn workshop with a visit to the extraordinary Wonder of Learning Exhibition from Reggio Emilia,

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Lecture tour – Europe 2016

The Invent To Learn world tour continues in Europe in September and October 2016! Not long after Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez returned from a week of workshops in Australia, Sylvia & Gary headed to Europe for more workshops and lectures. This week we are in Italy (mostly vacation) but we did get a chance to meet up with one of the recently named 2016 FabLearn Fellows,

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Invent To Learn Workshop – Ft. Worth, Texas (November 4)

For the first time ever, The Invent To Learn full-day workshop is coming to the
Dallas/Fort Worth area!

Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design. The workshop begins with the case for project-based learning,

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Invent To Learn, Wearables, Math Workshops – Melbourne 2016

Join us in Melbourne this week!

Monday 22nd August, 2016
Invent to learn with Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager
Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design.

Tuesday 23rd August,

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White House here we come!

Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager have been invited to The White House to celebrate the start of the National Week of Making (June 17-23) at a kick-off event on Friday, June 17, 2016. This gathering will preview the Nation of Makers events and bring together individuals from around the country who are leading efforts to empower,

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The best makerspace

This is a report from one of the participants at a two-day Invent To Learn workshop in Alberta, Canada…

“Last week ETCATA hosted an Invent to Learn workshop with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez. This experience provided Alberta educators with two full days of learning about making,

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Invent To Learn in Arabic

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is being translated into Arabic! Stay tuned for the announcement of availability.

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Launch of a major maker education initiative in Netherlands

A new website and initiative has just launched in the Netherlands at makereducation.nl.

It is in Dutch, but I got the scoop from Karien Vermeulen of the Waag Society in Amsterdam. The initiative is set up to:

  • Offer schools the opportunity to apply for a voucher that covers the costs of a maker education activity in cooperation with a makerspace
  • Start a maker education learning community for pioneer teachers
  • Do some research on maker education and creativity
  • Collect and share good projects
  • Share events,

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Video interview: Opening the Hogeschool van Amsterdam makerspace

While Gary and I were in Amsterdam, we were invited to speak at the grand opening of a new makerspace at the The Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences. Gary was interviewed by one of the student journalists covering the event and this is the video!

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