Raising the Modern Geek: 21st Century Skills in Action
Thursday, March 7
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Austin Convention Center Room 15
Alta Vista School - Head of School
Evernote - Platform Evangelist, former journalist
LEGO Education - Pres
Children's Creativity Museum - Director of Experience and Community Engagement
Are schools fostering creativity in the classroom? How we teach skills in math, science, technology, and other key subjects is as important as what we teach. This session will focus on the importance of conveying 21st Century Skills of the 4C’s: Critical thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration, and elevating the focus on hands-on instruction to engage 21st century learning.
In this session you will hear why Ed Walters and a group of parents set out to build the perfect school to develop tomorrow’s leaders – where even the kindergarteners have to collaborate and present complex topics to large audiences; how the Children’s Creativity Museum expanded to foster creativity to a broader age range and the impact their new programs have in education overall; and, the LEGO® Education focus on creativity in education and the best practices for making that a priority and a reality.
Accomplished journalist Rafe Needleman ensures that you will leave empowered & inspired.
Event Type: Sessions
Theme: Best Practices and Pedagogy
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