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Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

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Tuesday, March 8 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
No More Yoda Heads: 3D Printing 4 Diverse Learners

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Research suggests that 3D objects are important for learning and reinforcing complex spatial concepts that are difficult to convey or explore in any other way (e.g., cells and DNA). Although many schools have access to 3D printing technology, many machines are underutilized and used to print novelty items. In this session, learn about new collaborations with libraries and museums to help support teachers in providing multi-modal access to complex STEM topics as well as utilizing student talent to create innovative learning tools. - See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP54690#sthash.cp8V57gB.dpuf

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Lisa Wadors Verne

Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships, Benetech
Dr. Lisa Wadors Verne, is the Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships for Benetech Labs and its Global Literacy services including Bookshare and Diagram. She is the project lead for 3D Printing: New Educational Opportunities for Students with Print Disabilities funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the project lead for a private grant that supports parents of children with learning differences. She has... Read More →

Charlie Wapner

Information Policy Analyst, American Library Association
Charlie Wapner is an information policy analyst in the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In this capacity, he is the staff coordinator of ALA OITP's 3D Printing Task Force. He is the author or principal author of several 3D printing publications, and has spoken about 3D printing at a number of conferences and events across the country. Charlie also works on telecommunications, copyright and... Read More →

Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center Ballroom EFG