World Maker Faire New York 2013

Making the Case for Making in Schools

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Saturday10:30 AM11:00 AM

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 teacher and parents can say and don't do

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Presenters:

Sylvia Martinez

Co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom; president of the non-profit Generation YES; maker; mom; electrical engineer

Gary Stager

Constructing Modern Knowledge

Veteran teacher-educator and speaker who has taught making in the classroom for more than 30 years.


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