Dr. Thornburg has worked in the field of educational technology since the early 1980’s. His focus is on STEM education, and he is a strong proponent of tinkering as a pathway to helping children learn about engineering. He is the co-author of the book “The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom” which is aligned to both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Math standards. Listen in as Steve and David talk the advantages of inquiry-driven, project based learning and what education means in a modern world.

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In this episode, that originally aired on November 6, 2014, Steve and Dr. Linda Polin have a lively discussion about taking back education from the forces that have corrupted it, including the answers to questions such as:

How can you learn secrets directly from a great inventor?
How do we take back education from the dark forces of the universe?
How can we help students become who they were meant to be?

Stay tuned. Some of Linda’s answers may surprise you!

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In this week’s episode we have a harrowing tale, a story of honor and duty, and some words for reflection at this time of year. We also interview Suzie Ama, professor of media arts at Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, CA. Suzie has some thoughts about lifelong learning and what it means to be educated in a modern world.

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Today’s guest is Gene Sherman from Vocademy – the Makerspace in Riverside, CA. Gene and his tribe of makers mounted a successful crowd funding campaign on fundable.com, and last year opened their first makerspace in Riverside. Gene loves to make things, and today we’ll find out why he’s so passionate about makerspaces.

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How can you boost your creativity and innovative potential? How much of a difference is there between simple knowledge transfer and hands-on approaches to education in the real world? What criteria do business professionals use to seek out educational experiences? Listen in today to hear the answers to these burning questions. My guest today is Justin Lukasavige. Justin is an entrepreneur and internet marketing consultant. We asked Justin to discuss the entrepreneur’s view of education, and some of his answers may surprise you.

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