Upper Middle School Creative Technology teacher
Free Your Mind and Your Class Will Follow: what happens when you let children’s play lead the way and you get out of the way?
Josh Burker is the Upper Middle School Creative Technology teacher at Marymount School in Manhattan. He earned a BA in English and Education from Colby College and a MA in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. He is also a faculty member at the annual Constructing Modern Knowledge institute. Josh taught and worked in technology in both public and private schools for the past 25 years. He writes books and consults on educational projects that he finds inclusive and disruptive. With Brian Silverman and Erik Nauman, Josh helped create the LogoTurtle robot. Additionally, Josh led Horizon National’s implementation of a LEGO Community Fund grant to implement LEGO, play-based learning, and STEAM concepts into Horizon’s summer curriculum for K-5. Josh’s projects have been published in Make Magazine as well as in RED, a Spanish education journal. An innovative maker educator, his books, The Invent to Learn Guide to Fun and The Invent to Learn Guide to More Fun, inspire makers of all ages to explore the intersection of crafting and technology through whimsical, creative projects. Josh is interested in culture jamming; making sounds; Logo programming and the LogoTurtle robot; and 3D scanning, modeling, and printing.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Event Timeslots (1)
Presenter: Josh Burker