Five years ago, Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager launched their book, "Invent To Learn - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom," at MakerFaire. We will share how the book's ideas have influenced classroom practice around the world and offer advice for the future of classroom making.
Sylvia Martinez is the co-author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom, known around the world as the “bible of the classroom maker movement.” She advocates for student-centered hands-on, minds-on learning with an emphasis on STEAM for all. Sylvia is also principal advisor to the Stanford University FabLearn Fellows, a global research group of educators.
Teacher educator, Gary Stager is a recognized pioneer in 1:1 computing, making, and computer science for all students. He has taught learners from preschool through doctoral level and spent 35 years helping teachers around the world embrace technology as way of amplifying the potential of each student.
He is the co-author of Invent To Learn - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.