No Such Thing: K12 Education in the Digital Age

A podcast about the promise and reality of learning with technology

The show is about learning with technology, but it's not the same old EdTech or "STEM" preachery. It's about the realities and exciting potential, but it's also about youth and the practitioners who support them: youth d... More
Latest Episode2019-3-8

Invent To Learn's Sylvia Libow Martinez

Sylvia Libow Martinez was an aerospace engineer before becoming an educational software producer and vice president of a video game company. She spent a decade as the President of Generation YES, the groundbreaking non-profit that provides educators with the tools necessary to place students in leadership roles in their schools and communities. In addition to leading workshops, Sylvia delights and challenges audiences as a keynote speaker at major conferences around the world. She brings her real-world experience in highly innovative work environments to learning organizations that wish to change STEM education to be more inclusive, effective, and engaging. Contact Sylvia at: sylvia (at) inventtolearn (dot) com.

Marc and Sylvia spend time talking about the 2nd Edition of Invent To Learn, how schools can be a glorious explosion of interesting things, and what Sylvia hopes will be the lasting impact of Maker Education.

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Links from this episode:

Invent to Learn:

Lave and Wenger, situated cognition:

Lawrence Maliguzzi:

Jean Piaget:

John Dewey:

Maria Montessori:

Deborah Meier:

Ted Size:

Sylvia Chard, The Project Approach:

Seymor Papert


Invent To Learn's Sylvia Libow Martinez

School can be a glorious explosion of interesting things, too.

"Curiouser and curiouser"

Design Thinking with Ashley Pinakiewicz of Looking Glass Strategy

Immersive Experience & How We Get The News

Graham Roberts of the New York Times with Kimari Rennis

Higher Ed and the Role of a Computing Culture

Dr. Mark Guzdial on CS Education, Literacy, Agency, and Ukeleles

Computing Education as a Foundation for 21 Century Literacy

Dr. Mark Guzdial at To Code and Beyond, 2019

A Toolkit For Brokering Youth Pathways

Out-of-school learning researchers offer practical tools for programs

Tackling Bowie and Syria Through Immersive Media

Vassiliki Khonsari and Nick Dangerfield join to discuss the perils and promise of AR / VR