Boulder Mini Maker Faire to feature Innovation in Education Summit on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 weekend

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday January 20, 2015 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Maker Boulder, Mary Anne Zacek, STEAM

 

BOULDER - The first-ever Boulder Mini Maker Faire set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 will feature an Innovation in Education Summit that will allow educators to connect to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) innovations, content and techniques.

The Summit is co-located with the Maker Faire and will allow teachers to earn up to 11 continuing education credits while they learn how to include making, design thinking and innovation in their classrooms.

"By hosting this opportunity for teachers to get inspired and learn how to include innovation and design thinking in their classrooms, we hope we can help make makers," said Mary Anne Zacek, co-founder of Maker Boulder, the organization sponsoring and managing the event.

The Innovation in Education Summit includes more than 15 events during the two-day event.

Highlights of the Summit include a kickoff panel that includes Joey Hudy, spokesperson for the White House Maker Faire and co-launcher of the marshmallow cannon with President Barack Obama; hands-on technology workshops with local startups Modular Robotics and SparkFun; and a prosthetic arm engineering challenge with Colorado MESA.

For more information or to buy tickets to the Faire or the Summit, visit http://www.MakerBoulder.com.
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