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International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2017

June 25, 2017 - June 28, 2017

Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager will lead sessions at the International Society for Technology in Education 2017.

Everybody Wins When Everybody Codes

Monday, June 26, 9:00–10:00 am
Convention Center 217Bc

Jane Krauss   Sylvia Martinez
Coding for all? Sounds great! Now let’s figure out how. Learn how quality curricula, inclusive pedagogies and intentional support can lead to significant learning for all kids, including girls and underrepresented groups. Leave with a model pathway you can further develop for the grade band you teach.

Make It, Wear It, Learn It

Monday, June 26, 10:30–11:30 am
Convention Center Hemisfair Ballroom 2

Sylvia Martinez
Learn about new technologies that combine craft traditions with digital electronics. Sewable, wearable projects invite different students into the maker movement by providing new and multiple on-ramps for a wider range of students. We’ll explore new conductive materials – thread, fabric, paint, glue, foils and specialty micro controllers.

Before You Build a Makerspace: Four Aspects to Consider

Tuesday, June 27, 1:45–2:45 pm
Convention Center 302A

Sylvia Martinez   Gary Stager
Making and makerspaces in education conjure up images of students deeply engaged in real, relevant, technology-rich projects. But there are four distinct aspects to unpack when creating a maker program: Space, culture, process and pedagogy. This session will help education leaders build a roadmap for their school or district.

Logo at 50: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas

Tuesday, June 27, 4:45–5:45 pm
Convention Center Hemisfair Ballroom 2

Gary Stager
Logo, the first computer programming language for kids, was invented in 1967 and is still in use around the world today. This session will discuss the Piagetian roots of Logo, critical aspects of its design, and versions today. Anyone interested in CS4All has a lot to learn from Logo.

Learning From the Maker Movement in a Reggio Context

Wednesday, June 28, 8:30–9:30 am
Convention Center 220

Gary Stager
Discover how the Reggio Emilia Approach that is rooted in a half-century of work with Italian preschoolers and includes profound, subtle and complex lessons from intensely learner-centered classrooms, is applicable to all educational settings. Learn what “Reggio” teaches us about learning-by-making, making learning visible, aesthetics and PBL.


June 25, 2017
June 28, 2017
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