Sylvia will lead a hands-on, minds-on pre-conference workshop for the RAVSAK 2014 conference, Moving the Needle: Galvanizing Change in our Day Schools.
In this hands on, minds-on workshop, educators, administrators and board members can test drive some of the most innovative technology available today. Learn how the “can-do” attitude and cool tools of the global Maker Movement, plus tried and true project-based learning can revitalize learner-centered education. Technology like 3D printing, robotics, microcontrollers, sensors, wearable computers, conductive thread, glue, and paint offer affordable opportunities to engage students both in the classroom and in after-school programs. Learn how to make the case that “making” is not vocational or just “crafts” – but a deeply rich, rigorous, and academic experience that enhances all subjects and grade levels.