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Maker Faire – New York City
September 21, 2013 - September 22, 2013
Making the Case for Making in Schools: Innovation Stage
UPDATE: Event video here – 30 minutes
Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez – Saturday Sept 21 10:30-11AM
Why can’t school be more like a Maker Faire? The answer is: it can. Learn how to advocate for making in your school based on the latest research in learning and best practices found in innovative schools. The authors of the new book, “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom” will share:
- Why making and tinkering is the way real science is done
- How to start a maker program
- How to find allies and advocates
- What teachers and parents can say and do
How to Teach Programming to Children: Education Cafe
Gary Stager – Saturday Sept. 21 1-1:30PM
Silicon Valley execs, politicians, and makers are calling for kids to code, but what does that mean? A presenter with 30+ years of experience will explore the how, what, and why of teaching programming to children in a developmentally appropriate fashion so they learn a lot more than how to code.