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National School Board Association Annual Conference (NSBA)

Sylvia and Gary will lead a half day pre-conference workshop for school board members, A School Board Member’s Guide to the Maker Movement.

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FETC Featured Sessions and Workshops – Orlando

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!

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Twice the Hour of Code – Twitter Chat with Dr. Gary Stager – December 7th

In honor of Computer Science Week (aka: Hour of Code), Dr. Gary Stager, co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, will be hosting a freewheeling two-hour-long Twitter chat on December 7th from 8-10 PM (EST) 5-7 PM (Pacific).


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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.

2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE “DOING, DESIGNING, CONNECTING & THINKING, 2”
NOVEMBER 3 – 4, 2016

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

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Music Maker: Free 3D Printing and Acoustics Curriculum

Ran across this nice resource for 3D printing – Music Maker: 3D Printing and Acoustics Curriculum
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“Music Maker is a free online resource that provides files for 3D printing woodwind and brass mouthpieces and tutorials for using those mouthpieces to learn about acoustics and music.

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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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Tips for Architects from Maker Educators

Dr. Gary Stager created a new guide, Tips for Architects from Maker Educators, for an upcoming panel discussion at the Association for Learning Environments 2016 Regional Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

In addition to the light, acoustic, aesthetic, and comfort considerations central to good space design,

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What does a maker program look like? (video)

John Umekubo, Director of Technology at St. Matthew’s Parish School has posted a terrific video that does a great job of walking through how they built a makerspace and the basics of the opportunities the students have for projects in various classes. They call it the Creator’s Studio –

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Teacher Maker Camp Cookbook – free download

In 2014 and again in 2015, Gary and I visited the Waag Society Fab Lab in Amsterdam to talk to teachers about making and makerspaces. The Netherlands has been a hotbed of maker activity and it’s been great fun to participate!

The Waag Society has been running Teacher Maker Camps and has just released a gorgeous book (in English,

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Making for the littles

TMI robotWe often receive questions about making with young learners. Many of the tools and technology of the maker movement seem to be for middle and high school students. What is there for our youngest makers?

Plenty!

Recommended technology

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