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II Congreso Revolución en la Educación: Escuelas de Innovación
March 28, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Gary Stager will be a keynote speaker and lead breakout sessions at this conference in Bogota, Colombia.
Beyond Creativity: Educating for an Uncertain World
Join Dr. Gary Stager as he makes the case for embracing modernity as a way of preserving the finest traditions of child development and preparing children to solve problems neither their parents or teachers can imagine. As a father, grandfather, and veteran educator, Gary remains optimistic that each kid can realize their potential if parents and educators are courageous enough to stand on the side of children. During his presentation, Gary will illustrate how learning-by-doing, new technological materials, and timeless craft traditions can supercharge the learning process. He will encourage us to educate for the the future of our kids, rather than our past, and demonstrate how not all screens are created equally. Along the way, he will share evidence of educators more than up to this herculean challenge.
- Learn how to prepare children to solve problems that neither their parents or teachers can imagine
- Understand how emerging technology may amplify the potential of each student
- See how learning-by-doing, new technological materials, and timeless craft traditions can supercharge the learning process
Learn how a project-approach to computer programming, robotics, and physical computing can serve a diverse student population while developing your own skills. This workshop will explore powerful ideas from computer science and engineering that may be employed in the solving of problems across the curriculum. A review of software and hardware options will be explored in addition to two focused programming and robotics activities. Participants will also have experience with the BBC Micro:bit and other low-cost “microcontroller development boards” offering great potential for learning through making, tinkering, and engineering in the classroom.