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NEF/RILINK Summer Conference 2017: Day One Keynote Address

August 8: Day One - Keynote Address*
9:00 - 9:45
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Early registration available through June 30  Registration closes July 17

*Session presenters, offerings, locations, and/or schedule are subject to change


A Global Revolution Comes to Schools and Libraries: The Maker Movement 
Presented by Sylvia Martinez

The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and libraries concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing, and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. Educators everywhere can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning.