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Monday, November 23 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Empathy Drives Design Thinking: 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands in Classroom MakerSpaces

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A diverse team of professional development and tech integration specialists launched a district-wide initiative to develop MakerSpaces in the classroom and support classroom teachers in aligning practices to The New York State Next Generation Learning Standards. With a focus on building empathy, classroom teachers created Three Dimensional Learning experiences across many grade levels to engage students in a 3D printing project to build prosthetic hands. Each grade level had a particular content area focus and integrated Next Generation Science & Engineering Practices. Findings indicate that across grade levels, students were emotionally invested into the project and thrived in developing a product to be showcased to the larger community and affect the life of another child.

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Andrew Nikola

Technology Integration Specialist, Wappingers Central School District
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Daniel Roberto

Technology Integration Specialist, Wappingers Central School District
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Art Schouten

Director of Instructional Technology, Wappingers Central School District
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology, Data, Assessment, Library Media Services, and Technology Education for the Wappingers Central School District. I am also a former Tech Integration Specialist and building administrator. I have been directly involved in instructional... Read More →

Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST