Making/STEAM: unleashing creativity and imagination in schools
Blue School's 2nd Annual Teaching Innovation Conference to explored the following topics and others:
- How does the practice of exploring materials and technologies increase thinking and learning across disciplines?
- How are outside actors in the Maker and DIY movements impacting educational practices and school structures?
- How are schools and teachers integrating STEM and STEAM practices into their classrooms now?
- What advocacy opportunities are there to write about, advocate for and act on these ideas?
- What types of structures are in place in existing schools and school systems to help to create more open-ended exploration and inquiry in the context of Common Core?
- Ainissa Ramirez, science evangelist, author of Save Our Science
- Gary Stager, Author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom
- Jon Santiago and Jaymes Dec, The Makery
- Brian Cohen and Danny Kahn, Beam Center and Inventgenuity Workshop
- Deb Winsor and Bill Fulbrecht, ConstructionKids
- Karen Balliett, littleBits, and Michael Wilkinson, Ethical Culture Fieldston School
- Mike Fischthal, Pixel Academy
- Panel discussion about advocating for STEAM curated by Rhode Island School of Design
- Sarah Roseberry Lytle, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
- Brian Hallas and Rob Kleinschmidt, The Calhoun School
- Mollie McQuarrie, Red Hook Playgroup
- Tracy Rudzitis, The Computer School
- Maureen Reilly and Lauren Monaco, Blue School
- Mara Pauker, Nancy Simko, Molly DeGesero and Rich Jenkins, Blue School