Sylvia will keynote the January 2014 “Engaging the Digital Learner” Digital Dinner Series in Surrey School District, British Columbia, Canada.
Invent To Learn: Lessons for K-12 Education from the Maker Movement (Sylvia Keynote)
The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and districts concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. K-12 educators can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning in all subject areas.