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Sunday, June 3 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WHY we MAKE? Exploring the Rationale Behind the “Makermorphesis”

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Maker spaces have been growing like kudzoo in our schools over the past half decade. What kind of cultural impact are these spaces having on our learning communities? More importantly, are these spaces having a positive impact on the type of global innovator, leader, and beacon for change we are trying to cultivate in our schools? In this session an experienced Maker/Teacher/Innovator with almost two decades of independent school technology experience will share findings on the cultural change shaping these spaces across the country, as well as dig into hot topics discussed over the past three years in conferences around the country. In this two-part session, participants will not only hear about the cultural impact of Makerspaces but also will get hands-on with different types of Maker Tools to gain a deeper understanding of how these tools/spaces can enhance learning.

During this session participants will be hands-on with several different types of emerging MakerSpace technology including Microbits, air-compressed rockets, design in virtual reality, and programming drones using Tynker and Scratch. Be ready to MAKE in this session.

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Leigh Northrup

Dean of Innovation and Technology, The Cannon School
Leigh Northrup is the Dean of Innovation and Technology at Cannon School, where he has been teaching and leading the maker movement for the last 19 years.  A graduate of Pfeiffer University, he received his Masters of Education from The University of Maryland (Go Terps). Leigh has... Read More →

Sunday June 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Maker Space