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Monday, April 18 • 10:15am - 12:00pm
Deep Dive: Makerspaces: Early Implementation

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A deep-dive exploration into the process of early implementation of a Makerspace by looking at three case studies of schools in California and Hawaii, covering grades K-12. Topics will include visioning, design, planning, funding, building community buy-in, outfitting, staffing, fostering a culture of innovation, developing curriculum, and establishing cooperative learning outcomes for your space. Following our stories, join us for a hands-on tinkering activity to bring back to your campus!

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Nicholas Cole-Farrell

Director of Technology, The Brandeis School of San Francisco
Nicholas is the Director of Technology at The Brandeis School- where he runs the IT, EdTech, Media Resource and Maker programmes. In 2015, he designed, led a community fundraising project to endow, and worked to construct CREATE+BUILD- two unique spaces focusing on tinkering and making within the context of Jewish ethical creativity. A former History teacher and Eagle Scout, Nicholas is a self-confessed productivity nerd who ends most days with... Read More →
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P. Matthew Dillon

K-6 STEM/FabLab Teacher, Iolani School
P. Matthew Dillon began teaching in the public schools of New York State in 1986 and has been a self-contained classroom teacher for kdg, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades. Dillon moved to Hawaii in 2010 to become the Kdg-5th grade science teacher at Island Pacific Academy. In 2012, he became IPA's K-5 engineering & design teacher/science coordinator. Matthew moved to 'Iolani school in the fall of 2014 to be the Lower School S.T.E.M/FabLab... Read More →
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Gabriel Yanagihara

iDept. Faculty Member, Iolani School
Gabriel Yanagihara is a video game programming teacher at 'Iolani School's new Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership. There, he teaches students how to program their own video games as well as coordinate Minecraft learning workshops and teacher development events. He graduated from the Academy for Creative Media from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, then started his own company offering animation, design and visual effects services.

Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
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