Event: Techno-Vernacular Creativity and STEAM

When:   Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 12:00 pm

Where:  Harvard Law School campus, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Room 2036)

Host:     Harvard Berkman Center

Speaker: Dr. Nettrice Gaskins, STEAM Lab Director at Boston Arts Academy

This event will be webcast live here at 12:00 pm

Dr. Gaskins discusses her model for ‘techno-vernacular’ creative production as an area of practice that investigates the characteristics of this production and its application in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) learning. Her research consists of a study involving workshops conducted between 2013 and 2014 that sought to examine the impact of the following combined methods

a) culturally situated design, which connects vernacular art and crafts with standards-based STEM principles and allows users to simulate and develop their own creations;

b) art-based learning, which is effective in stimulating the development of 21st century skills such as creativity, learning, and innovation; and

c) educational applications of new technologies on underrepresented ethnic groups’ learning in STEAM. She has applied this research in her work as STEAM Lab Director at Boston Arts Academy.

More details about this event and speaker, please visit: Harvard Berkman Center.

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