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Tuesday, August 1 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel - From Player to Maker: Lessons Learned from Young Creators

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Challenges, workshops, afterschool programs and formal curricula increasingly prove that game making is a key to unlock STEM skills and learning. But what inspires and equips today’s game players to become tomorrow’s game makers? Learn how diverse initiatives motivate young creators across geography, gender and culture, and what lessons educators and developers can apply to their own work.

Moderators
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Leah Gilliam

VP, Strategy & Innovation, Girls Who Code
Leah Gilliam has channeled her life-long fascination with systems and how things work into a diverse career with a focus on how people participate and invent through technology. As the Vice President for Strategy & Innovation at Girls Who Code, Gilliam leverages her experience wo... Read More →

Speakers
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Tracy Gray

Founder and President, The Sankofa Global Project
Tracy Gray holds dual Master of Science Degrees in Early Childhood and General Education. As an entrepreneur and education consultant, Tracy has devoted her career to building effective S.T.E.A.M. initiatives. In her commitment to advance 21st century learning competency skills... Read More →
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Austin Olney

Digital Media Specialist, White Plains Public Library
Austin Olney is a Digital Media Specialist at the White Plains Public Library, teaching patrons to be digitally literate and providing them with technology skills necessary for the modern world. Using the library’s teen space as a backdrop, he presents students with a hands-on approach. Receiving his... Read More →
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Josh Weisgrau

Program Director, Maker Learning, Digital Promise Global
Josh is the Program Director for Maker Learning at Digital Promise. In that capacity he directs the global Learning Studios network and other maker learning work in the organization including the Maker Promise partnership with Maker Ed. Prior to joining Digital Promise, Josh helped develop the makerspace and maker learning programs at... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Starr Foundation

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