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Saturday, February 22 • 7:45am - 8:45am
Developing Critical Thinking and Creativity as a "Maker"

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The 21st Century Learning skills of critical thinking and creative problem solving are imperative to developing our next generation of responsible and successful citizens (Wai & Worrel, 2016). However, the skills often merely lip-service when it comes to effective integration into curriculum and pedagogy. We examine the development of these skills over the course of a schoolwide effort to incorporate making and design into the curriculum. We also examine this effort through change management.

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Dr. Gary Saunders II

District administrator, Gorman Learning Charter Network
Dr. Saunders has been advocating for the needs of gifted students for over 30 years. His research into makerspaces and project based learning has contributed to the field of gifted identification know as entrepreneuerially gifted. He is the husband of an amazing mom and father of... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Smoketree C