Leveraging emerging trends to produce future-ready students

Author, educator and FETC 2020 speaker Sylvia Martinez discusses how to leverage new technologies to transform learning
Sylvia Martinez is a former aerospace engineer and video game designer, and the co-author of the book, Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.


Sylvia Martinez is co-author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom, an advocate for student-centered project-based learning with an emphasis on STEAM for all, and principal advisor to the Columbia University FabLearn Fellows, a group of global educators researching and developing hands-on, minds-on projects and curriculum. At FETC, she’ll be presenting on a number of key topics, including makerspaces, design thinking, bio-making and bio-hacking, and preparing students for the 4th industrial revolution.

In this brief Q&A, Martinez shares insights on the key emerging trends in schools, thoughts on technologies like AR and AI, and classroom practices that are working best to leverage this tech. Read the Q&A here.

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