Tyler DeWitt

Education Consultant, YouTube Education Creator

United States of America

Tyler DeWitt has taught Biology, Chemistry and English at high schools in both the United States and South Korea. Mr. DeWitt focuses on creating engaging lessons that evoke a sense of wonder in kids and that encourage them to think critically. Currently a Ph.D. student in Microbiology at MIT, DeWitt studies how bacteria transfer pieces of DNA to their neighbors. He is also a coordinator for the MIT+K12 video outreach project.

08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How do you engage students to build their own learning path through art and creativity?
At a time when society faces many problems that seem difficult to solve through traditional approaches, we all need a hyper boost of creativity. Drue is an artist, technologist and expert on creativity. She is known for often using cutting edge technology in her work. In this talk, Drue explains how the arts will play an important part in education via a new kind of art—one that is more open, more interactive, more immersive, and less designed to statically hang on walls.
Keywords: Creativity
Speakers

Drue Kataoka

Technology Artist and Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum

Moderators

Tyler DeWitt

United States of America

Education Consultant, YouTube Education Creator

08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How can you incorporate gaming into the curriculum to spur creativity and collaboration?
Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save the world, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
Keywords: Creativity
Speakers

Jane McGonigal

Director of Game Research and Development, Institute for the Future

Moderators

Tyler DeWitt

United States of America

Education Consultant, YouTube Education Creator