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Friday, March 17
 

10:00am

Seymour Papert ― The Force Behind Personal Computing
Papert's contributions to kids programming is well known. Less recognized is that his ideas led to personal computers, bit-mapped displays, and touch screens years before Apple and other personal computer companies were founded. This talk by one of the inventors of some of this technology casts light on the technology we take for granted today, and helps light the way to the future.

Speakers
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

What Would Seymour Say?
Honoring Seymour Papert, father of educational computing and constructionism, the panel will share influential ideas now in practice developed and promoted by this important pioneer.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The ‘Maker Movement’: It’s About ‘Making’ Up Your Own Mind
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. Content provided by Peter Skillen.

NEW PRESENTERS

Speakers
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Coding for Everyone: The Concept of No Floor, No Ceiling
Participants will act out Seymour Papert's ideas as well as apply them to their own teaching through a variety of interactive challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262