Thursday, May 10
Castilleja School
1310 Bryant Street, Palo Alto
Coffee reception at 9:00am
Gathering from 9:30am - 2:30pm

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We have several guests who are coming. Among them,

1. Professor Paulo Blikstein of Stanford University, who is leading the FabLab@School project. For more info about him and FabLab@School:

2. Jaymes Dec, of Marymount School in New York. He runs the FabLab at Marymount. I believe several of you know him.

Tentative schedule:

9:00am: Coffee and pastry reception
9:30am: Welcome and opening remarks
9:45am - 12:00pm: Rapid-fire presentations (10-15 minutes each)
12:00pm - 12:50pm: Lunch
12:50pm - 1:35pm: Break-out sessions #1
1:40pm - 2:25pm: Break-out sessions #2

Ideas / topics for afternoon break-out sessions:
(Please put your topic and name)

First session (12:50pm - 1:35pm)

1. Developing a curricular program to integrate/support engineering, making, tinkering, robotics in your school - Edward Chen
Location: Large Presentation Room (where we were this morning)
If you went to this space, my apologies for not being in there on time. I was not certain when folks where moving over to the space.
Here are some of my own notes about the different approaches on how to integrate and support these programs into a school:
- Using 'Take Apart' as a method to use reverse engineering as a method of learning. Nueva has 'take apart' sessions regularly just for this purposes - sometimes as summer camp sessions, after-school enrichment, or clubs.
- Use robotics or Maker clubs as wedges to create these learning opportunities
- Integrated learning opportunities with teachers, which require a knowledge of their curriculum, units, timing, scope and sequence to help them insert such projects in a relatively smooth fashion.
Castijella's model starts with showing and informing teachers of the curricular intersects within a project.
- Build multi-layered integration projects - Nueva's solar house project involves math,science, art, and world language teachers working together.
- Create open lab hours - during lunch, and after-school (as an after-school offering) are good starts. Even during school breaks for deep dives, if your staffing can handle such hours.
- Develop Design Thinking or Entrepreneurship programs. These overarching programs can have a strong engineering, design, and creative extensions, which foster engineering and making.
- Above all, (this probably doesn't need reminding), but focus on the learning outcomes to drive your initiative. What is it that you want students to learn? Each school has a different focus - some on resiliency, some on creative, some on design. Each foci drives your program in a slightly different direction.
- Budget and support - In addition to dollars for equipment, look at who will support these programs. Even if you have a 3D printer, do you have, or can build, expertise within your human resources to properly support and maintain such a device? More importantly, is this a person who can be creative and educationally focused enough to provide integration and/or project ideas?

2. Developing tinker clubs / after school programs (Where do you start?) - Abigail Joseph
Location: CSA Room (right down the hall from where we were this morning)

3. Observe the Castilleja Bourn Idea Lab in action (first-session only, limited attendance) Diego Fonstad
Location: Bourn Idea Lab

Second session (1:40pm - 2:25pm)

1. Talk with Diego and/or Paulo on the Casti experience (second-session only, in the lab) Diego Fonstad
Location: Bourn Idea Lab

Attendance List

Gabe Lucas, Castilleja School
Diego Fonstad, Castilleja School
Angi Chau, Castilleja School
Nanci Kauffman, Castilleja School
Josée Band, Castilleja School
Sarah Barnum, Castilleja School
Helen Shanks, Castilleja School
Jean Adams, Castilleja School
Jamie Sullivan, Castilleja School
John Ray Gutierrez, Castilleja School
Paulo Blikstein, FabLab@School
Claire Rosenbaum, FabLab@School
Jaymes Dec, Marymount School
Aaron Eden, Stevenson School
Jim Fannin, Stevenson School
Bob Cole, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Suzanne Falkenstein, The Athenian School
Dave Otten, The Athenian School
Ryan Gallagher, San Francisco Friends School
John Venuti, Crystal Springs Uplands School
Howard Levin, Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco
Jason Stone, San Francisco Day School
Lindsay Anderson, 6th/8th gr. science, San Francisco Day School
Susan Kendall, Santa Catalina School
Lori Hébert, College Prep School
Phil King, Katherine Delmar Burke School
Kerri Willa, Chinese American International School
Brad Wright, Chinese American International School
Angela Neff, on sabbatical researching and developing 21st Century Learning Opps
Cindy Zimmerman, Gateway School, Santa Cruz
Jeremy King, Gateway School, Santa Cruz
Yvonne Faisal, Woodside Priory School
Michele Riebhoff, Woodside Priory School
Christa Flores, Hillbrook School
Abigail Joseph, The Harker School
Laura Camodeca, Keys School
Chris Bastian, Keys School
Jaymes Dec, Marymount School
Arian Solberg, San Francisco Waldorf School
Jenny Howland, Burke's School
Kirk Lorie, Town School
Eric Wild, Town School
Christine Hemiup, Woodside Priory School
Tom Wadbrook, Drew School
Meghan Quirk, Drew School
Adrian Bica, St. Andrews Episcopal School
Jeri Countryman, Iridescent - Technovation Challenge program
Fred Jaravata, Schools of the Sacred Heart
James Meyersahm, Emery Unified.
Michael Delay, German American School
Edward Chen, The Nueva School
Gary Donahue, Chadwick International School (via Skype if possible as I'm in South Korea)
Don Orth, Hillbrook School
David Spence, Menlo School
Zubair Ahmed, Stanford Univsersity
Susan Kendall, Santa Catalina School
Brian Borgerding, Santa Catalina School
Tatian Greenleaf, Saint Mark's School
Eugenie Paick, Castilleja School