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Monday, December 8


EntrepreNerd Project: Does Entrepreneurship Fit into Education?
Hello nerds, geeks, makers, dreamers, and knowmads. The Entreprenerd Project reflects upon research into the influence of nerd/geek culture in entrepreneurship and the implications for our schools in this new paradigm. Explore current theories, trends, and global experiences that illustrate emerging learning pathways for developing students’ “entreprenerdial” potential._x000B_


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C
Tuesday, December 9


Bringing A New Voice To Libraries and Schools Through Makerspaces
There are so many ways libraries and schools are being redesigned and changing. One way is by adding Makerspaces -- new places for creativity, collaboration, and connections. Learn how Shannon McClintock Miller and her students added a Makerspace and tools like a Makerbot 3D printer, LittleBits, knitting, and Maker Lunches to the library. Little did they know what these changes would bring to the entire school community. See how the students have been inspired through project-based learning, individual passions, and global connections to make a difference within their MakerSpace, school, and the world.

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet B/C


10x Vision in Education with Google and Minnesota Districts
Join Google to discuss how schools are transforming classrooms to increase student engagement and prepare students for future careers. Rather than making 10% improvements, consider moonshot-thinking and glean ideas from other districts to structure curriculum for 10X improvements! Explore new Google education tools, including Classroom and Google Play for Education. Take part in a Q&A with questions such as: How do we create a sustainable technology plan that is not only manageable from a technical perspective, but also in line with district curriculum goals? What are the biggest roadblocks to change at the district level? How might we structure professional development to move teachers from substitution to the upper ladders of SAMR?

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James Leonard

Regional Manager, Google for Education
James Leonard is the UK Regional Manager for Google for Education. James works with schools to successfully pilot, deploy, and scale Google for Education tools like Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks. Before joining Google, James taught Year 6 Maths and Year 7 English at the... Read More →

Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nicollet B/C