Sunday, June 22, 2014

Movers, Shakers, and Makers at ISTE14

Are you attending ISTE this week? You may feel overwhelmed with the vast program and sessions from which to choose. You've already
experienced most of the "Top 10 Ways to..." sessions, so you If you are looking to dig a little deeper and be a part of the Maker Movement (or at least understand what it's all about), read on.

This post comes to you from Sylvia Martinez. Co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.

From Sylvia:

This week, President Obama hosted the first White House Maker Faire, proclaiming a National Day of Making and encouraging young people to be designers, engineers, and inventors -- not just consumers. And he called for more programs and activities to mentor and empower a new generation of Makers.

You might expect that the Maker Movement in education will be a hot topic at ISTE this year - and you are right!

This year there is a big focus on makerspaces and making in schools - which I'm glad to be a part of. Last year it felt pretty lonely to be one of the only speakers talking about it. But this year, there are numerous events and sessions about making, maker education, design, 3D printing, robotics, microcontrollers, e-textiles, programming, and more.

I've created a Maker Playlist of some of the top Maker-related ISTE conference sessions and events. Hope to see you there -


Friday, June 27

Hack Education
Friday, June 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
GWCC B303/304

Mobile Mega Share
Friday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
GWCC A411

Saturday, June 28

Invent To Learn@ISTE 2014 workshop - robots, programming, electronic papercraft and sewing, 3D printing, and much more (plus lunch), lead by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager. http://inventtolearn.com/iste

Sunday, June 29

Technology transforms pedagogy: Combining the tools and the vision
Sunday, June 29, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
GWCC B303/304

Student tech leaders to support digital transformation
Sunday, June 29, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleria, Table 5

Genius hour 20% time: Best practices inspire creativity not chaos
Vicki Davis, Erin Klein, Karen Lirenman, Angela Maiers, Sylvia Martinez, Don Wettrick
Sunday, June 29, 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
GWCC Sidney Marcus Auditorium

Designing your makerspace
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleria, Table 9

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center: Inner-City Baltimore Youth Makerspace
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleria, Table 41

The Maker Movement: Interactive electronics without programming
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleria, Table 2

Invent to Learn: Making, tinkering and engineering in the classroom (Gary Stager)
Sunday, June 29, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
GWCC B312

STEM in K-5: Beebots to WeDo!
Sunday, June 29, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
GWCC B309

Monday, June 30

Build your world: Mobile makerspace at the Mobile Learning Playground (I'll be here - speaking towards the end)
Monday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
GWCC Building B, Level 3 (near Room B313)

School 2.0: Where are we headed
Monday, June 30, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
GWCC B309

Student engagement: Best practices for inquiry-driven, project-based strategies
Monday, June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
GWCC B406

Making sense of maker education
Monday, June 30, 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleria, Table 38

STEAM (science-tinkering-aesthetics-engineering-math): Creating a maker culture
Monday, June 30, 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleria, Table 9

Creating a makerspace: Makey Makey and Scratch
Monday, June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
GWCC A408

Design your school's R&D
Monday, June 30, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
GWCC A303

Merging mobile, makers, and science education
Monday, June 30, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
GWCC B405

Exploring earth and space science: Hands-on littleBits STEAM activities
Monday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
GWCC A311/312

Tuesday, July 1

Maker's Playground and agile learning environments
Tuesday, July 1, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
GWCC Building A, Level 3 (near Room A313)

Top 10 classroom tools of the maker movement (Sylvia Martinez)
Tuesday, July 1, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom 3/4

Enriching elementary geometry curriculum with 3D printing
Tuesday, July 1, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
GWCC B308

ISTE Mobile Learning Network: Merging mobile with the maker movement
Tuesday, July 1, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
GWCC Murphy Ballroom 1/2

Educational technology and makerspaces
Tuesday, July 1, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
GWCC B207

Learn How to Use a 3D Printer - Right Now!
Tuesday, July 1, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

GWCC Tech Infrastructure Pavilion (booth 2448)


"The Maker Movement in schools now has a bible." - Larry Magid, Technology Columnist, Huffington Post, CBS News.

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