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Thinking About Thinking About Seymour

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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ISACS 2016 – Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Sylvia Martinez will be a featured speaker presenting on Girls and STEM, Makerspaces, and Making in Education.

NOVEMBER 3 – 4, 2016

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

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NAEYC – Situating the Maker Movement in a Reggio Emilia Context

Gary Stager will lead a hands-on workshop at the annual National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference in Los Angeles.

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

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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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National Maker Faire

Get Tickets to Maker Faire Today! Gary and Sylvia will lead a conversation or two or three at the National Maker Faire in Washington DC on June 18 & 19th. Times to be announced.

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FETC – Sylvia featured speaker

  • Sylvia MartinezDirectorInvent To Learn
  • Thursday January 14, 2016 12 – 12:40PM
Focus Area: Emerging Technologies and Maker Tools
Featured Session


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Webinar – Invent To Learn – Connected Learning TV

Join Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez on Connected Learning TV, January 7 at 4PM PST.

Maker-Ed: Tinkering, Inventing, Learning

This event will kick off CLTV’s Jamuary webinar series, which focuses on maker-educators in schools, libraries, and after-school programs.

In January 2016, CLTV partners with Howard Rheingold and National Writing Project’s Educator Innovator to convene a series of webinars on “Maker-Ed.”

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CETPA – California Education Technology Professionals Association (Sylvia keynote)

Sylvia Martinez will be the closing keynote at the 2015 annual CETPA conference on December 4, 2015.

CETPA is the only association in California focusing on the needs of the IT Professionals working in schools.  The conference continues to grow and improve to become the best professional learning opportunity for those hoping to learn more about the effective use of technology in schools and how to support it successfully.

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Infographic – The Rise of MakerED

The Rise of Maker Ed from LittleBits and – look, we’re history!

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Why Making in the Classroom is a Political Stance

by Sylvia Martinez

When I talk about the maker movement in schools I do talk about tools and spaces, but I try to make the point that it’s about giving agency to kids in a system that most often considers students to be objects of change,

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