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Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The ‘Maker Movement’: It’s About ‘Making’ Up Your Own Mind

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What is the maker movement? Is it only about ‘making with electronics’ and ‘coding’? No. I don’t believe it should be. ‘Making’ should focus on taking charge of, and building, your mind—your learning. Making objects and artifacts is a means to that end! ‘Making’ is at the heart of constructionism, tinkering and inquiry. In this session, we will explore how Seymour Papert’s thoughts have merged with other great educational theories and practices to provide rich, constructivist environments for today’s students.
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Peter Skillen

Educator, Ontario, Canada
I am a learner and I am a teacher. Simple. The two, for me, are inseparable and part of the whole. | | Although I have spent over 4 decades in the K-12 education, I am still deeply involved in educational practice through TeachOntario (TVO), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO), Minds On Media, and, of course, in online... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

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