STEM Punks

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Through 23 years in Education, Jonathan has been at the bleeding edge of learning how digital tools (STEM, AR/VR, AI, environment sensors) and a focus on our humanity can boost the success of students everywhere. He has also learned by working with luminaries such as Dr. Rubin Puentedura (SAMR), Dr. Larry Johnson (NMC) and Prof Stephen Heppell (Learnometer), the FutureWe Community, and his current role as Chief Futures Officer at STEM Punks, how tools alone are not enough - but must be combined with futures thinking to truly transform lives.

To this end Jonathan is writing the first book in a series for fellow ‘Edunauts’ to be titled ‘Design Thinking 5.0’.  He is a globally awarded Innovator, Mars Society Ambassador, ISTE online presenter and CoSpaces and Merge Edu Ambassador.

Key Takeaways:
  • Transformational change can come from simple steps. It's just a matter of stepping back and objectively looking at how well learning is taking place.
  • It's critical to define learning goals before purchasing technology or else you just become an easy market for companies.
  • Professional development with new technology must not only focus on how the technology works, but also address learning goals and outcomes. Just listen to the the Wii example!
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