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ITEC is an ISTE affilate who promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators and the public developments in the use of educational technology and how its use supports teaching and learning. The ITEC Conference is October 12-14, 2014. It will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The conference is open to all educators and administrators in Iowa and beyond. 

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Monday, October 13 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Making the Case for Making in Schools

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Co-Author of Invent to Learn, Sylvia Martinez, will discuss maker spaces and making in a school environment. 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.

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Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →

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Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
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