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Learning Innovation

Learning Innovation is an initiative of the ExCITe Center focused on advancing creating approaches to learning by creating a collaborative platform where national leaders connect with local educators, makers and policy advocates to exchange ideas and experiment.  Learning Innovation has three components: Conversation Series, National Survey of Maker Spaces, and Pilot Projects.

Conversation Series

John Maeda

John Maeda

Mimi Ito

Mimi Ito

Leah Buechley

Leah Buechley

Katrina Stevens

Katrina Stevens headshot

In 2017, ExCITe has hosted five thought leaders in learning innovation: John Maeda, Mimi Ito,Leah Buechley, Katrina Stevensy,and Chris Emdin. Their talks advanced our understanding of how technology can be used to inspire creative approaches to learning in teachers and students and emphasized the significance of mentorship in tapping creative potential in students.

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National Survey of Maker Spaces

The ExCITe Cente is conducting a National Research Survey of Maker Spaces to gather and share new and better practices emerging in making and learning spaces across the country.

Pilot Projects

Learning Innovation includes student focused pilot projects conducted by ExCITe Center co-ops as well as experiments and improvements in the ExCITe Center's learning space. We'll plan to share more about these projects later in 2017.