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Web sites of interest
- inventtolearn.com Resources for learning-by-making in education
- dailypapert.com The Seymour Papert archives
- constructingmodernknowledge.com Summer institute for educators
- cmkpress.com Our book publishing company
- stager.tv/blog Gary’s personal blog
- Library of publications by Dr. Stager
- Video library of talks by Dr. Stager (including three TEDx talks)
- Essay by Gary Stager on reinventing mathematics education
- sylviamartinez.com Sylvia’s personal blog
Seymour Papert obituary in Nature
Sylvia Martinez’s Girls in STEM white paper for Intel (2016)
Five articles by Gary Stager about effective project-based learning from The Creative Educator (PDF)
Dr. Stephen Wolfram
- Dr. Kamii’s web site
- Kamii’s remarkable video library
- Articles and papers
- Downloadable classroom game materials
About the presenter
Gary Stager is one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing in classrooms. In 1990, Dr. Stager led professional development in the world’s first laptop schools and played a major role in the early days of online education. In addition to being a popular keynote speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious education conferences, Gary is a journalist, teacher educator, consultant, professor, software developer, publisher, and school administrator. An elementary teacher by training, he has taught students from preschool through doctoral studies. Gary is the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute for educators.
Dr. Stager is co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, called the “bible of the maker movement in schools,” by Larry Magid of CBS and The San Jose Mercury News. Legendary educator/author Herbert Kohl called Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom “a persuasive, powerful, and useful reconceptualization of progressive education for digital times.”
When Jean Piaget wanted to better understand how children learn mathematics, he hired Seymour Papert. When Dr. Papert wanted to create a high-tech alternative learning environment for incarcerated at-risk teens, he hired Gary Stager. This work was the basis for Gary’s doctoral dissertation and documented Papert’s most-recent institutional research project.
Dr. Stager’s work has earned a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education and a Grammy Award.
Gary is also on the advisory board of the NSF-funded project, BJC4NYC: Bringing a Rigorous Computer Science Principles Course to the Largest School System in the US.
In addition to his many accomplishments, Gary Stager is a licensed preschool – eighth grade teacher.