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Saturday, October 20 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plenary: Making as a Tool of Social Justice

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We believe that a movement for maker-centered learning can put into effect a transformation for teachers, students, and communities. We believe that making can be a tool to design for equity in learning environments and experiences. Drawing on themes from the keynote, this panel will bring together researchers, educators, and students to discuss the opportunities and challenges of creating maker programs that center Equity, Accessibility, & Sustainability. We will also discuss tools for planning and promoting activities that can build collaborative community learning spaces.

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Kyle Cornforth

Executive Director, Maker Ed
Kyle has two decades of experience working at the intersection of education, organizational development, social justice, and advocacy. As the Executive Director of Maker Ed, Kyle oversees the execution of our major initiatives, programs, and partnerships. Over the last 20 years, Kyle... Read More →
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Dr. Kareem Edouard

Assistant Professor, Drexel School of Education
Kareem Edouard is currently an Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies at Drexel University. His research interests lie in understanding the intersectionality of race and culture and STEM engagement for students of color.  Dr. Edouard is a former high school teacher who engaged... Read More →
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Jerónimo Barrios Palacios Luna

Student, Boulder High School + BLDG 61
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Brandon Readus

Teacher, Albemarle County Public Schools
Brandon Readus serves as a Gifted Resource Teacher with Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, VA. At the core of his teaching philosophy is student-centered learning that builds on the cultural wealth of all students. He also facilitates workshops around culturally responsive... Read More →
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Glennon Stratton

Maker Space Program Manager, Portland Public Schools
Glennon Stratton is a Project Manager for Portland Public Schools, where he has led the implementation of Makerspace learning environments by partnering with architects for custom classroom design, curating professional development opportunities, and providing logistical support to... Read More →
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Lakeyshua Washington

Principal, Davis Middle School
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, LaKeyshua Washington, moved to Long Beach, California upon completing her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon in Eugene.  During her time at the University of Oregon, she developed a passion for science. This passion led... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
New Venture Hall, GROUND FLOOR