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January 2017

FETC Featured Sessions and Workshops – Orlando

January 25 - January 27
Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL United States + Google Map

Sylvia will lead two spotlight sessions and two workshops at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) << This link gives you a special discount code! W065: PBL Gets a “Make” over: Prompts, Challenges, and Assessment for Makerspaces and Maker Classrooms Wednesday 25 January 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: Hyatt Regency - Bayhill 27 Track: Future of EdTech Educator Learn how to design powerful hands-on project-based experiences in the classroom for your students. Explore the practical aspects of project design and…

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Thinking About Thinking About Seymour

January 26 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Gary Stager has been invited to join colleagues from around the world in a daylong symposium and celebration of his friend/colleague/mentor Seymour Papert at the MIT Media Lab. The session will be live streamed and likely archived online.  

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Educon 2.9

January 28 - January 30
Science Leadership Academy

Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager will lead sessions at Educon 2.9, January 27-29, 2017 in Philadelphia. Educon is an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams. Sessions dates and locations TBA What the E? A Modern Understanding of Engineering in STEAM Sylvia Martinez Engineering is one of the least discussed…

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February 2017

Edtechteacher Innovation Summit

February 7 - February 8
Unnamed Venue San Diego, CA United States + Google Map

Sylvia Martinez is a featured speaker at the Edtechteacher Innovation Summit speaking on Design, Making, and PBL More information and registration here.

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Calgary City Teachers Convention

February 16 - February 17
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Calgary, Canada + Google Map

Gary and Sylvia will lead hands-on workshops and sessions at the Calgary City Teachers' Convention in Calgary, Canada. Tentative schedule Invent To Learn - full day workshop Thursday February 16 9:00 - 15:15 (Gary Stager & Sylvia Libow Martinez) Hacking Education Panel, Thursday 13:15 - 15:15/ 2 hours ( Sylvia Libow Martinez) Wearable Computing full day workshop Friday February 17 9:00 -15:15 ( Sylvia Libow Martinez) Where Tinkering & Engineering Meet Progressive Education half day workshop Friday, February 17 9:00 - 11:45…

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Learning and the Brain Conference

February 18 - February 19
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Sylvia Martinez will co-present with Paulo Blikstein, Associate Professor at Stanford University and director of the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab on "Meaningful Making: Combining Hands-on with Heads-in." The Learning & the Brain conference on "The Science of Student Learning" will explore what the learning sciences says about effective instruction and feedback. It will focus on the science and practice of Effective instructional strategies (teaching, study skills, memory, metacognition, praise, feedback), Engagement (motivation, agency, growth mindsets, self-efficacy, confidence), Expertise (deliberative practice, mastery and competency), Exploration & Play (hands-on student-centered learning, imaginative play, creative innovation),…

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March 2017

21st Century Learning Conference

March 9 - March 10
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Hong Kong + Google Map

The 9th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event where teachers, administrators, thought leaders and technology and learning experts come together in Hong Kong to learn about the future of education. Sylvia Martinez will be working hard! Leading two workshops A keynote as part of the STEAM series of keynotes A panel session with other keynotes

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Learning by Design 2017

March 16 - March 19
The International School of Brussels Brussels, Belgium + Google Map

Gary Stager is a featured learning facilitator at the Learning by Design 2017 conference sponsored by the International School of Brussels.

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May 2017

Crossroads 2017

May 23 - May 25

Sylvia will participate in this convening of the most distinguished researchers, innovators and practitioners to explore how to best expand access to high quality computer science and Maker education, with a particular focus on under-represented communities. We all share the same goals – using effective education as a driver for greater equity, faster economic growth and better preparation for 21st century careers.

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August 2017

Rhode Island Teacherfest

August 8 - August 9
Narragansett Narragansett, RI United States + Google Map

Sylvia Martinez will keynote the Rhode Island Teacherfest August 8th and 9th. The Narragansett Education Foundation will be hosting their first ever professional development summer workshop in partnership with Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids (RILINK) and School Librarians of Rhode Island.

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