Make: Education Forum

Friday, September 25, 2015

12:00pm – 12:30pm


12:30pm – 1:00pm


Dale Dougherty, Founder and Executive Chairman, Maker Media.
Carmen Fariña, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Making in Schools

Learn from educators with real experience creating makerspaces, developing making programs and its impact on students in K-12 schools.

Josh Ajima, Technology Resource Teacher,
Loudoun County Public Schools

Divine Bradley, Founder, The Future Project

Laurence Cocco, Director, Office of Educational Technology,
New Jersey Department of Education

Steve Davee, Director of Education, Maker Education Initiative

Nancy Otero, Director of Professional Development and Research, The Beam Center

Maureen Reilly, STEAM Specialist, Blue School NYC

David Schneider, Cornell Systems Engineering Faculty,
Cornell University

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Leading the Maker Movement in Education

How leading educators are not just supporting making in schools but transforming schools into creative learning labs.

Ray Almgren, Vice President of Marketing, National Instruments

Colin “Topper” Carew, Filmmaker and Visiting Scholar, MIT Media Lab

Trey Lathe, Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative

Pamela Moran, Superintendent, Albemarle County Schools

Bart Rocco, Superintendent of Schools,
Elizabeth Forward School District

Chelsey Roebuck, Executive Director and Co-Founder, ELiTE

2:45pm – 3:00pm


3:00pm – 4:00pm

Reinventing Shop Class (CTE and more)

How can we understand the value of making for students who need opportunities to learn and develop new capabilities outside of traditional academic classroom?

Luke Bauer, Principal, Urban Assembly Maker Academy

Timothy McLeod, Electronics and Robotics Instructor,
Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center

Albert Pallacios, Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education

Casey Shea, Educator, Sonoma County

Gene Sherman, CEO/Founder, VOCADEMY – The Makerspace

Jeff Solin, Director, Lane Tech Maker Lab

Marie Zwickert, Corporate Social Responsibility Program Manager, Cisco

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Learning from Informal Learning

How can we learn from educators who work with students in informal learning settings and, increasingly, are introducing these practices into schools as well?

Amy Alberts, Senior Design Research Manager, Microsoft Operating Systems Group

Doug Baldwin, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Piscataway Public Library

Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer, Institute Museum and Library Services

Mark Greenlaw, Vice President, FIRST

Ellen Lettvin, Robert Noyce Senior Fellow in Informal STEM Learning,
U.S. Department of Education

Kelli Townley, Head of Production,

David Wells, Director of Maker Programming, New York Hall of Science

5:00pm – 6:00pm

How to Fund More Making in Schools

How school systems are raising the funds to support the development of makerspaces and new making programs in schools.

Gregg Behr, Executive Director, Grable Foundation

Blair Blackwell, Manager, Education and Corporate Programs, Chevron

Karen Cator, President and CEO, Digital Promise

Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation,
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Jay Melican, Maker Czar, Intel

Sonya Pryor-Jones, Chief Implementation Officer, The Fab Foundation

6:00pm – Close

World Maker Faire Walkabout