Technology Information Conference for Administrative Leadership

February 17 - 19, 2015
Connected Leaders Reimagine Learning
Little Rock, AR

Connected Leaders Reimagine Learning

Luncheon Keynote by Sylvia Martinez
February 18, 2015

Sylvia Martinez Sylvia Martinez is co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a book that has been called the "bible of the maker movement for classrooms". She travels the world to advocate for authentic learning using real world design principles, modern technology, and hands-on experiences. A popular international keynote, workshop leader, and consultant, Sylvia speaks on topics of making in the classroom, engineering, design thinking, the lessons for schools from the global Maker Movement, project-based learning, student empowerment, STEM, gender issues in technology, games, and learning. Sylvia weaves examples from present day schools that use technology, especially computational technology, in authentic ways with her own experiences from the real world of work in game development and aerospace engineering.

For the previous ten years, Sylvia was President of Generation YES, a non-profit organization evangelizing student leadership for tech-savvy youth. Prior to this, Sylvia oversaw product development, design and programming for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies.

Martinez started her career designing high frequency receiver systems and navigation software for GPS satellites.

She holds a master's in educational technology from Pepperdine, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from UCLA.


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