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Thursday, August 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Constructionism in Context: Connected Learning Across Technologies and Spaces

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Constructionist designers has used new technologies to engage leaners in rich opportunities to build personally meaningful artifacts for decades. In this symposium we bring together expert designers and scholars that have successful developed constructionist innovations using emerging technologies in a range of domains including gaming, making, and coding and in a variety of contexts including schools, the home, and in virtual world. In a panel discussion format participant will identify key constructionist principles effective at enabling connected learning approaches.

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Matthew Berland

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Deborah Fields

Associate Research Professor, Utah State University
Dr. Deborah A. Fields is a Temporary Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University and an independent research consultant. Deborah researches children’s connective learning and identity engagement through designing with digital technologies... Read More →
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Nathan R Holbert

Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
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Yasmin Kafai

Chair, Teaching Learning & Leadership Division, University of Pennsylvania
Yasmin Kafai is Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a researcher, designer, and developer of online communities and tools (ecrafting.org, stitchtfest.org, and scratch.mit.edu) to promote computational participation, crafting, and creativity across K-16. Book publications include Connected Code, Connected Play, The Computer Clubhouse, Textile Messages, and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat. Kafai earned a doctorate from Harvard University while working wit... Read More →

Amon Millner

Assistant Professor of Computing and Innovation, Olin College of Engineering
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Ricarose Roque

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center, E15-070 Bartos Theater, Lower Level, Weisner Building E15 Wiesner Bldg, 20 Ames St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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