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Saturday, May 12

11:00am PDT

Maker Ed: The Trojan Horse for SEL
Limited Capacity seats available

Maker education is the Trojan horse for Social Emotional Learning. Why does the act of building and creating have such a profound impact on children? It is its innate ability to teach the five tenets of social emotional learning, self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making, in a highly engaging way. Most educators attending the conference are already developing these skills in their students and may not even be aware of it. This presentation will point out to educators what they are already doing with K-8 grade spans and how they can expand on it. Additionally these tips will help educators explain the value of their program to administrators, parents and community members. Demonstrating how maker education can accomplish other school goals is valuable to anyone seeking to make their program sustainable.

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Hilary Fenton

Design & Innovation Instructor, Sea Crest School
Hilary Fenton is in her fifth year as a maker educator after working in technology for several years. She has a BFA in Fine Art from Pitzer College (CA), an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design (NY) and a teaching credential from Notre Dame du Namur University... Read More →

Saturday May 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
485 Science building (second floor - north end)

11:00am PDT

Maker Meets Mind, Brain, and Education Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Design thinking and the maker mindset build upon research-informed strategies from Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science. Come learn about the intersection of neuroscience, education, psychology, making and design. This interactive session will draw heavily on work from the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) and the book Neuroteach. Topics will include the importance of student choice, arts integration, cultivating a “yet sensibility” and teaching and assessing in multiple modalities.

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Anneke Emerson

Chief Innovation Officer, Viewpoint School
Anneke Emerson is the Chief Innovation Officer at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA. This role includes information and education technology, curriculum design, professional development and classroom teaching.  Previously, she served as Assistant Head of School and Dean of Technology... Read More →

Saturday May 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
CTL 2nd Floor

11:35am PDT

The Library, Not Just for Books
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking a look at the role the Library plays in the development and running of a Makerspace and how to infuse Social Emotional Learning.

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Velear Schrupp

Library Director, TVT Community Day School
What do you like about being a Librarian: I love helping students make connections and explore multiple perspectives. You can learn something new everyday if you actively listen.Description: Velear Schrupp is the Library Director and a member of TVT’s Innovation team. This is her... Read More →

Saturday May 12, 2018 11:35am - 11:50am PDT
485 Science building (second floor - north end)

2:40pm PDT

Lighting Up Literature and Writing with LEDs
Limited Capacity seats available

Shine the light on student writing & literature with LED’s! This hands-on STEAM session will demonstrate how to bring light to student creations outside of the science classroom. Learn how to integrate literature and poetry with making. Create your own sample and do this lesson on Monday! No experience needed.

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Catherine Davis

Director of the Multimedia Learning Center and Lower School Technology, Westside Neighborhood School
Catherine has been a teacher across all grade levels. She holds a B. A and M.A, in History, a Social Science Credential, as well, as an MA in Learning Technology. She has earned certification for IMRA She holds a Leading Edge Certification in Blended and Online Learning. She thought... Read More →
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Elaine Wrenn

Director of Educational Leadership, Knowing Technologies
Elaine Wrenn serves as the Director of Educational Leadership and Strategy in Southern California at Knowing Technologies. She began her career as a teacher at The Lab School at UCLA and served at Echo Horizon School for 24 years in a variety of roles including Assistant Head of School... Read More →

Saturday May 12, 2018 2:40pm - 4:25pm PDT
470 Science building (second floor - middle)