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How the Maker Movement is Changing Education

Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez, leading author and speaker in the education technology space, spent time with Dr. Rod Berger to discuss the Maker Movement and her new book, ‘Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.’

Sylvia works in schools around the world to bring the power of authentic learning into classrooms, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects. Sylvia speaks, writes, and advocates for student-centered, project-based learning, gender equity in technology, computer programming, and life-long learning.

For the past ten years, Sylvia was President of Generation YES, a non-profit with a mission of empowering young people to improve their schools and communities with modern technology. Previous to Generation YES, Sylvia was in charge of product development at several software publishers, designing and creating video games and educational software. Sylvia also had a career in aerospace engineering as a senior scientist on the GPS navigational satellite system research and development. She holds a masters in educational technology and a bachelors in electrical engineering.

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