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.
Visit Sylvia’s website and blog: SylviaMartinez.com
Links from this episode:
Invent to Learn: https://inventtolearn.com/
Lave and Wenger, situated cognition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situated_cognition
Lawrence Maliguzzi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggio_Emilia_approach
Jean Piaget: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Piaget
John Dewey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dewey
Maria Montessori: https://amshq.org/About-Montessori/History-of-Montessori
Deborah Meier: https://deborahmeier.com/
Sylvia Chard, The Project Approach: https://youtu.be/jzeteh8qpD0