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Giving students access to high-tech, hands-on learning opportunities continues to be a priority. Additionally, technology allows for increased creativity and can promote the type of innovative thinking that will help us solve the world’s great challenges.  The “Maker” Movement continues to emerge as the collective push forward for this type of activity that includes using 3D printing, laser cutters, open-source coding boards and other high tech tools to innovate.  This movement presents an opportunity for students everywhere to come face-to-face with innovation.
 
Maker spaces also present an incredibly fruitful opportunity for collaboration that brings crucial stakeholders together from K-12 and higher education as well as industry.  These partnerships hold the potential for innovative solutions to regional economic development.
 
As we approach our 3rd anniversary at STEMconnector®, the Maker movement continues to gather strength in a de-centralized, grassroots way. We do observe some trends and major players that we believe merit our audience’s attention.  We invite you to join us for a Town Hall on November 12th to discuss the Maker Movement and how it is impacting STEM education.  We will hear from the following speakers and organizations.
 
1)   Fab Foundation – Sherry Lassiter, Director

2)   Arizona State University – Dr. Mitzi Montoya, Vice President & University Dean for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

3)   Chevron Corporation – Blair Blackwell, Manager, Education and Corporate Programs

4)   Albemarle Public Schools – Chad Ratliff, Assistant Director of Instruction

5)   Invent to Learn – Sylvia Libow Martinez, Author

6) Maker Ed - Warren Lathe, Executive Director

7)   TechShop – Carrie Motamedi, Vice President of Marketing

8)   Teach for America – Melissa Moritz, Vice President, Education Initiatives

9)   STEMconnector® - Ted Wells, Chief Strategy Officer
 
Please join us on a Google+ Hangout On-Air on November 12 from 1:00-2:30pm ET.  The Hangout will be viewable on our site at STEMconnector.org/townhall  We will also hold a chat via Twitter and Google+ using the hashtag #MakerSTEM
The Maker Movement: Milestones and Momentum
Wed, November 12, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
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It's interesting. Over the last several months I've been involved in several conversations around the idea of giving students more control over their own learning, letting them choose to pursue things they are interested in, ...
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Making the Case for Making in Schools - Maker Faire NYC 2013 Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez
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If you have a K-12 Makerspace, FabLab, or do Maker-type activities in the classroom, and would like to share your work with others, add your name to the list!
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Hi all, glad to be here! My name is Sylvia Martinez and I love making! I'm on the faculty of Constructing Modern Knowledge, a summer institute for teachers about using computers, robotics, programming, fabrication for learning. I'm also co-authoring a book called Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom (due out in May). In my day job I'm president of Generation YES, a non-profit that supports student learning and leadership around technology use in schools. Hope to share and learn lots!
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My contribution to Larry Felazzo's excellent blog.
 
(This is Part One in a multi-part series on this topic) Last year, Carla Arena asked: How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? I answered the question at that time, along with guests Richard Byrne and Marsha Ratzel. You can see our responses here. However, since it was an early question that appeared when this blog's audience was much smaller than it is now, I thought it would be wo...
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Here's my latest post at Education Week Teacher, with +Sylvia Martinez and +Gary Stager 
Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager provide explain The Maker Movement in Part One of a two-part series on the topic.
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Australian friends - please share widely in your circles! We'd like to spread the maker-love to as many Oz teachers as possible - thanks in advance.
Invent To Learn Keynotes and Workshops – Australia Aug/Sept 2013. ELH SchoolTech 2013 – Lorne (Aug 18-20) Sylvia will keynote ELH and participate in several critical conversations on Making in Education and Student Leadership. Invent To Learn – Ballarat (Aug 26) - Join Gary and Sylvia for a ...
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Hi all,
Thanks Brendan for inviting me here! Hope to learn lots and share. Just got back from Maker Faire in San Mateo. We bought a $299 3D printer from printrbot. Met the maker and he seemed really cool, explained the whole thing and how he reduced the cost without sacrificing too much. We'll see!

We also sold out of our new book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. I see Margaret has already posted the link to Amazon, but if you'd like to read more or explore the hundreds of maker-ed links, check out the website too.
Invent To Learn. Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. By Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager. Using technology to make, repair, or customize the things we need brings engineering, design, and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps ...
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Hi all! Thanks for the invite Peggy. I'm president of Generation YES,link below!
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Generation YES looks really great, Sylvia. I have a non-profit in CT and have created a "motivational learning community" online that helps kids build basic skills in math and reading.
I currently have a grant to create an eBook version of the Spanish classic play, LIFE IS A DREAM, and build a tech experience around the themes. I'm looking for professionals to Skype with my "at risk" kids for about 15 mins in April/May. I'd like to see mini acting classes, interviews by the kids, and discussions. Is this the sort of thing you do? I wonder if we could collaborate somehow?
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