Maker Faire Bay Area 2014
|Day||Start Time||End Time||Locations||Video Coverage|
|Saturday||4:30 PM||5:00 PM||Make: Education Stage|
Presidents, Prime Ministers, Silicon Valley billionaires, and members of the maker community are calling for children to code but what does that mean? Web sites and non-profit organizations have been created based on the assumption that self-selecting kids will teach themselves. Such an approach leaves too much to chance and assures inequitable opportunity. A presenter with 30+ years of experience will explore the how, what, and why of teaching computer science to children in a developmentally appropriate fashion so they learn a lot more than just how to code. Pedagogical strategies will be shared.
Gary Stager — Executive Director
Constructing Modern Knowledge
Dr. Gary Stager is considered one of the world's leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing in classrooms. He is the co-author of ''Invent To Learn...''