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Digital Making: Encouraging creativity in the classroom and integrating STEAM project-based learning

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Resolving complex challenges and creating practical solutions are key skills required in a 21st century workforce. This session lead by STEM in education thought leader from Raspberry Pi Foundation will explore the advantages of design thinking strategies for innovation, and project based learning through creativity.

Carrie Anne Philbin is an award winning secondary Computing & ICT teacher and now leads the education mission as Education Pioneer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Author of Adventures in Raspberry Pi, a computing book for teenagers wanting to get started with Raspberry Pi and programming. Carrie Anne is the creator of a YouTube series for teenage girls called The Geek Gurl Diaries, which won her a Talk Talk Digital Hero Award in 2013. The episodes include interviews with women working in technology and hands on computer science based tutorials. Carrie Anne is Chair of the Computing at Schools initiative to get more girls and minority groups into computing called CAS #Include. As well as a CAS Board member, Carrie Anne was also elected to the board of directors of the Python Software Foundation. In 2012 Carrie Anne became a Google certified teacher and more recently a Skype Ambassador.

This talk is part of the Homerton CIG Series 2015 - 2016 series.

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