This week the Tinkercad team is going to be onsite at the Construct3D Conference! In working with Ultimaker and Duke University, we are excited to be able to bring two of the keynotes to you via our Facebook Live stream on Saturday and Sunday!
Simply log into your Facebook account at the below times and watch along with us from the Tinkercad page!
Saturday May 6th at 8:45am (EST)
Skylar Tibbits, MIT Self Assembly Lab
Skylar Tibbits is the founder and co-director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab housed at the International Design Center. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes. Skylar is also the Editor-In-Chief of the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Journal and the founder of SJET LLC, a small multi-disciplinary design practice. Skylar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at MIT where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios. He has a Professional Degree in Architecture from Philadelphia University. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Masters of Science in Design Computation and a Masters of Science in Computer Science under the guidance of; Patrick Winston, Terry Knight, Erik Domaine and Neil Gershenfeld.
Sunday May 7th at 8:30am (EST)
Pam Moran & Ira Socol, Albemarle County Public Schools
Pam Moran and Ira Socol bring radically diverse backgrounds to the conversation about technologies in contemporary education. Pam, the Superintendent of the Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia has worked in every level of K-12 education, teaching science in high school and middle school, serving as a secondary assistant principal and an elementary principal, and as adjunct faculty for the University of Virginia. She has led curricular and professional development, and now supports a 13,000 student school division covering 726 square miles.
Ira, a graduate student and researcher in the College of Education at Michigan State University, and a technology developer and teacher trainer with Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports, has worked in law enforcement, architecture, art and design before becoming a leader in technological services to those with special needs, working in universities, K-12 schools, businesses, and vocational rehabilitation services. His research explores both the re-design of educational institutions with Universal Design technology and the history of education and technology, research which is done and presented globally. Though Moran’s experience as a student was continual success, and Socol struggled through school as a special needs and alternative school student, both have come to understand that the system design of the American school fails far too many children, and that real change, real reform, requires a complete rethink of all the technologies of school – space, time, grade and curriculum structures, and the tools of information and communication.
Only reimagining the technologies can bring the systems we call “school” toward our new understandings of the process of learning. Moran works in leadership roles in Virginia and national organizations, Socol with teachers and administrators in schools nationally and internationally. The two have combined to begin rethinking everything about schools, from leadership structures to the role of furniture and color.
Mark your calendar’s now and join us on Facebook!