The agenda is packed. BirdBrain Technologies will teach the creation of robotic art from recycled materials. CMU-spinoff Zulama will guide professional development on the fundamentals of game-based design. Workshops will be held on digital, hydroponic growing, SCRATCH, mobile app design and more.

“We will track how it works in other districts and watch the paradigm shift unfold,” says Owens. “From each new experience comes deeper learning. From deeper learning comes the ability to be creators and innovators.”

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