Oren Connell

Ann Richards School - Tinkerer Extraordinaire


Quick Bio

Oren has been working in the STEM/Maker Education world for several years, with experience developing and leading classes at the Tinkering School in Austin and San Francisco. Currently he manages the MakerSpace at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and design and develop STEAM and Maker focused curriculum with Skillpoint Alliance. In these arenas he enjoys working with both youth and adult audiences, focusing on fun ways to experience learning.

Oren believes the Maker movement, as it relates to education, has tremendous potential to educate and enrich diverse groups. He enjoys focusing more on free form learning and problem solving over rote execution. For Oren, the future is in teaching HOW to learn, not WHAT to learn.

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