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Friday, August 19 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
STEAM and Media Arts

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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) is an educational framework for understanding how things relate to each other in school and in life. STEAM benchmarks are commonly used in education and can be harnessed by media centers to develop youth programs, leverage new sources of funding,, and build stronger relationships with schools and educators. Learn more about STEAM and how STEAM trainings and programs can provide opportunities for growth, new revenue and new ideas for your school or media center.

Speakers
avatar for Gail Breslow

Gail Breslow

Director, Computer Clubhouse Network, Museum of Science Boston
For over 20 years Gail Breslow has led the Clubhouse movement – a global network of community-based centers where youth create projects based on their interests using a variety of tools and technologies, with the support of mentors. Under her leadership the Clubhouse won the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation and has grown from a single location in Boston to 100 Clubhouses in 20 countries. Previously Gail spent 12 years as a... Read More →
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Randee Deich

STEM Coordinator, Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED, STEM Coordinator
In the 23 years of service to the School Board of Broward County, Randee Deich has experience in teaching and learning with elementary and secondary students. Minecraft, Game Development, and Entrepreneurship for underrepresented students have been the focus of his work for the past three years at Lauderhilll 6-12, a title 1 combo school in Broward County.
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Nettrice Gaskins

STEAM Lab Director, Boston Arts Academy
NETTRICE GASKINS, Ph.D. majored in Visual Art at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY. She earned a BFA in Computer Graphics with Honors from Pratt Institute in 1992 and a MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. She received a doctorate in Digital Media from Georgia Tech in 2014. Her model for ‘techno-vernacular creativity’ is an area of practice that investigates the characteristics... Read More →
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Laura Nooney

Brookline Interactive Group
I am the education chair on the board of the Brookline Interactive Group, which is Brookline’s community media center. My primary goal at BIG is to connect the children and families of the school community with the resources and opportunities at our media center. We want children to become empowered media makers, who are able to communicate their passions and ideas effectively. | | My interest in STEAM developed through 15 years of... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom D

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