Join Make: for the 2nd annual education program focused on the leaders, influencers, and practitioners providing support, services, and programs to bring making into schools.

Make: Education Forum
Friday, September 30, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
World Maker Faire New York 2016
New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

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Co-hosted with our partners New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and MakerEd, the event is Friday, September 30, at the New York Hall of Science, home of World Maker Faire New York, from 10am to 4pm.

Hear from educators, makerspace organizers, librarians, local and federal state department representatives, and youth organizations who have developed models and platforms to serve this agenda. If you are an individual who is either formally or informally supporting and/or creating project-based learning programs for kids that support general STEM areas, as educational policy makers, superintendents and principals, or youth programing coordinators, please join us.

Space is limited—register today!

The cost to attend the Make: Education Forum @ Maker Faire is $75.00. As part of your registration, you will receive one ADULT SINGLE DAY PASS to World Maker Faire New York 2016 (good for either Saturday or Sunday entrance) valued at $45.00.


  • 9:00 am     Registration Opens; Coffee

  • 10:00 am   Make: Education Forum begins; Introductions from:
    • Dale Dougherty, CEO & Founder, Maker Media
    • Dr. Margaret Honey, President & CEO, New York Hall of Science
    • Trey Lathe, Executive Director, Maker Ed

  • 10:15 am   Keynote—Freedom, Equity, Access: School as Maker Platform
  • – Pam Moran, Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools
  • – Ira Socol, New York native, former NYPD police officer; currently Educational Technology and Innovation Team Leader, Albemarle County Public Schools

  • 11:15 am   Panel 1—Supporting Diverse Learners through Making
  • – Janella Watson, Director of Early ChildhoodNYSCI
  • – Stephanie Chang, Director of Programs, Maker Ed
  • – Gina Tesoriero, Special Education Learning Specialist and STEM Educator, MS319 Maria Theresa
  • – Albert Palacios, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education
  • – J. Kemi Ladeji-Osias, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Morgan State University
  • – Moderator: Dorothy Bennett, Director of Creative Pedagogy, NYSCI

  • 12:15 pm   Lunch & Making Activity
  • 1:15 pm   Panel 2—Casting a Broad Maker Lens: Creative Computation and Creative Making
  • – Amon Millner, Assistant Professor of Computing and Innovation, Olin College
  • – Mark Lesser, Senior Director of Learning Design, Mouse
  • – Daniel Rabuzzi, Executive Director, Mouse
  • – Leah Gilliam, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation,
  • – Hillary Kolos, Director of Digital Learning, DreamYard Project
  • – Lori Stahl-Van Brackle, Director of Instructional Technology for the Manhattan Field Support Center, NYC Department of Education
  • – Moderator: Errol King, Student Experience Manager, CS Edge, Google

  • 2:30 pm   Chancellor Greeting & Student Quick Talks
  • – Carmen Fariña, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
  • – Julian Waters, Innovator, Educator, & Student, West Albemarle High School, Albemarle, VA

  • 2:45 pm     Panel 3—Learning from Exemplars: Highlighting Successful Maker Learning Communities
  • – Thomas Ralston, Superintendent, Avonworth School District (Pittsburgh)
  • – Anne Seluka, Director, Remake Learning Council (Pittsburgh)
  • – Glen Robbins, Principal, Northfield Community School (Northfield, New Jersey)
  • – Akili Lee, Director of Digital Strategy and Development, Digital Youth Network (Chicago)
  • – Marc D. Erlenwein, Principal, Staten Island Technical High School
  • – Moderator: Trey Lathe, Executive Director, Maker Ed

  • 3:45 pm     Closing Remarks
  • – Rajiv Mongia, Director, Technology Outreach Programs, Maker & Innovator Group, Intel

  • 4:00 pm     Tour of World Maker Faire