highres_sylvia_headshotSylvia Martinez is co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom helping teachers bring the exciting tools and technology of the Maker Movement to classrooms worldwide.

For the past ten years, Sylvia has been President of Generation YES evangelizing student leadership through modern technology. Prior to this, Sylvia oversaw product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies.

Martinez started her career designing high frequency receiver systems and navigation software for GPS satellites.

She holds a Master’s in Educational Technology from Pepperdine, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UCLA.

Keynote: A Global Revolution Goes to School: The Maker Movement

The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and districts concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. K-12 educators can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning in all subject areas.

Thanks to Filewave for their support of Sylvia’s appearance.