Around the World with the 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab

In 1999, Seymour Papert, the father of educational technology, embarked on his last ambitious institutional research project when he created the constructionist, technology-rich, project-based, multi-aged Constructionist Learning Laboratory inside of Maine’s troubled prison for teens, The Maine Youth Center.

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Seymour Papert – Father of the Maker Movement

Dr. Gary Stager was invited to write a profile of his friend, colleague, and mentor Dr. Seymour Papert for the premiere issue of Hello World!, an impressive new magazine for educators from The Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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Unconventional Wisdom About the Maker Movement

Dr. Gary Stager wrote a feature story for District Administration Magazine’s special report on “makerspaces.” The report is available in eBook format for tablet and desktop computers.

“It’s not a fad,

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A School Resource for STEM, Science & Making

The MiddleWeb website is a great website for middle school resources. Anne Jolly just wrote a terrific article about the new book, Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education for Middle School and Beyond,

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Making Science

New from CMK Press | Buy now from Amazon

Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond
by Chrisa Flores

Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond is a new look at STEM education for the modern world.

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New STEM books from the publisher of Invent To Learn

Two new books about STEM are now available from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, the publisher of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.

Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond is a guide to help educators use new technology and a designer mindset to create personalized learning experiences that engage students in the wonder of science.

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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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Invent To Learn in Dutch!

boek-coverKennis Maken Samen Leren: Maken, Knutselen en Techniek in de Klas

Check it out – pre-order now for a November 2016 release.

Door Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager, Ph.D.

Kennis Maken Samen Leren is het boek over maken,

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Invent To Learn now available in hardcover

3d-invent-to-learnYou asked, we made it happen — Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is now available in hardcover.

Check for the hardcover edition at Amazon.com and other online retailers.

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