How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education – a We Are Teachers Special Report

How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education – a We Are Teachers Special Report

The latest “Hot Topic” on the We Are Teachers website is: How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education, a Special Report written by us!

This report has resources, links, and a summary of why educators should be aware of the Maker Movement. It also features a short list of projects for elementary, middle and high school with some of our favorite Maker activities and tools.

Check out – How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education today!

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This article by article by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager was originally published in We Are Teachers. It is republished here from http://www.inventtolearn.com/how-the-maker-movement-is-transforming-education-a-we-are-teachers-special-report/ with permission of the author. 

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Sylvia is co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, often called the "bible" of the maker movement in classrooms. Sylvia works in schools around the world to bring the power of authentic learning into classrooms, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects. Sylvia speaks, writes, and advocates for student-centered, project-based learning, gender equity in technology, computer programming, and life-long learning. For the past ten years, Sylvia was President of Generation YES, a non-profit with a mission of empowering young people to improve their schools and communities with modern technology. Previous to Generation YES, Sylvia was in charge of product development at several software publishers, designing and creating video games and educational software. Sylvia also had a career in aerospace engineering as a senior scientist on the GPS navigational satellite system research and development. She holds a masters in educational technology and a bachelors in electrical engineering. Along with Gary Stager, Sylvia facilitates the Constructing Modern Knowledge Institute every summer. Constructing Modern Knowledge, July 8-11, 2014, is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event. Pete Nelson, Edith Ackermann, Mitchel Resnick, and other expert visionaries (tba) are among this year’s guest speakers. Rather than spend days listening to a series of speakers, Constructing Modern Knowledge is about action. Attendees will work and interact with educational experts concerned with maximizing the potential of every learner. For more information, visit http://constructingmodernknowledge.com/.

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