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Empowering Young People to Solve Real World Challenges: Global Projects from Primary to Secondary

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Empowering Young People

Presented by Ian Fogarty, Chemistry and Physics Teacher, Riverview High School, NB; Co-Director, SHAD at the University of New Brunswick, Canada
Sponsored by Nureva


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“Why do I have to learn this?” “When am I ever going to use this?” What motivates a millennial to learn? It is no longer sufficient for the responses to be, “because it is in the curriculum document” or “because you need it to get a good job.” Solving real problems for real people gives purpose for learning while in school and beyond.

Come see how elementary, middle, and secondary students from five countries in three continents use science, 3D printing, world issues, graphic arts, geography, English, and second languages to impact light poverty worldwide. See how science students learn the importance of arts and languages. See how students who identify as arts students learn that they love engineering.

This webinar will be of particular interest to teachers from primary, middle, and secondary grades interested in cross-curricular, collaborative project work that makes an impact for real people.


Ian FogartyIan Fogarty, Chemistry and Physics Teacher; Co-Director, SHAD at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Ian Fogarty believes that school should be a place where students can explore their passions and discover new ones at the same time that they solve real problems for real people. This belief stems from his work as a classroom chemistry and physics teacher as well as from being the co-director of the SHAD at the University of New Brunswick summer program. He believes that technology can be a powerful tool for learning when done correctly. Ian is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, a SMART Exemplary Educator and a Nureva Lighthouse Teacher. His work has won national and international awards including 3rd place at the Global Innovative Educator Forum in Cape Town (2008), the Canadian Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010), the Canadian Association of Physicists High School Teacher Award (2011), the American National Science Teacher Association STEM Educator (2015) and the New Brunswick Association of Engineers and Geoscientists STEM Educator award (2015).

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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