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In June 2019 we are collaborating with the amazing team from Invent to Learn, and together offer another series of workshops with Dr Gary Stager. The co-author of “the bible of the maker movement in schools,” 1:1 computing pioneer, and popular speaker, Gary Stager, returns to Australia for another series of exciting hands-on workshops. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an education pioneer!

2019 offers exciting new opportunities for physical computing and coding, featuring remarkable new technologies. This years workshops will introduce remarkable new technologies that may be used to amplify the potential of each learner and expand the breadth, depth, and range of projects possible.

The day will feature an inspiring keynote by Dr. Stager, programming activities, hands-on experience with the low-cost BBC micro:bit, and a creative engineering challenge using the new Hummingbird Bit robotics kit.

Each participant will receive a free copy of the new expanded and revised edition of the book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.

Gary Stager is one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing in classrooms. In 1990, Dr. Stager led professional development in the world’s first laptop schools and played a major role in the early days of online education.

In addition to being a popular keynote speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious education conferences, Gary is a journalist, teacher educator, consultant, professor, software developer, publisher, and school administrator. An elementary teacher by training, he has taught students from preschool through doctoral studies. Gary is the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute for educators.

Dr. Stager is co-author of Invent To Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, called the “bible of the maker movement in schools,” by Larry Magid of CBS and The San Jose Mercury News. Legendary educator/author Herbert Kohl called Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom “a persuasive, powerful, and useful reconceptualization of progressive education for digital times.”

When Jean Piaget wanted to better understand how children learn mathematics, he hired Seymour Papert. When Dr. Papert wanted to create a high-tech alternative learning environment for incarcerated at-risk teens, he hired Gary Stager. This work was the basis for Gary’s doctoral dissertation and documented Papert’s most-recent institutional research project.

Dr. Stager’s work has earned a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education and contributed to the winning of a Grammy Award. Gary is also on the advisory board of the NSF-funded project, BJC4NYC: Bringing a Rigorous Computer Science Principles Course to the Largest School System in the US. I

In addition to his many accomplishments, Gary Stager is a licensed preschool – eighth grade teacher, has made numerous visits to Reggio Emilia, Italy and has worked closely with its leading educators.