No Such Thing: K12 Education in the Digital Age

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Invent To Learn's Sylvia Libow Martinez

Ep. 54

Sylvia Libow Martinez was an aerospace engineer before becoming an educational software producer and vice president of a video game company. She spent a decade as the President of Generation YES, the groundbreaking non-profit that provides educators with the tools necessary to place students in leadership roles in their schools and communities. In addition to leading workshops, Sylvia delights and challenges audiences as a keynote speaker at major conferences around the world. She brings her real-world experience in highly innovative work environments to learning organizations that wish to change STEM education to be more inclusive, effective, and engaging. Contact Sylvia at: sylvia (at) inventtolearn (dot) com.


Marc and Sylvia spend time talking about the 2nd Edition of Invent To Learn, how schools can be a glorious explosion of interesting things, and what Sylvia hopes will be the lasting impact of Maker Education.


Visit Sylvia’s website and blog: SylviaMartinez.com


Links from this episode:

Invent to Learn: https://inventtolearn.com/

Lave and Wenger, situated cognition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situated_cognition

Lawrence Maliguzzi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggio_Emilia_approach

Jean Piaget: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Piaget

John Dewey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dewey

Maria Montessori: https://amshq.org/About-Montessori/History-of-Montessori

Deborah Meier: https://deborahmeier.com/

Ted Size: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/10/29/10mcquillan.h29.html

Sylvia Chard, The Project Approach: https://youtu.be/jzeteh8qpD0

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