Oh, were you waiting for a final program and schedule of events to the IED summit? Did you think we were going to finalize the program only in hindsight based on what happened to happen? Think again! With a cushy hour and 15 minutes until the opening event, here is the program:


At least 15 events. Up to 11 hours of Continuing Education credits for Colorado educators. National leaders and local innovators. Games, demonstrations, workshops, panels and more. It’s the Innovation in Education Summit, hosted at the Boulder Mini Maker Faire, Jan 31- Feb 1, 2015 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds! A weekend educator ticket is only $30, click here to get yours:

In addition to CE credits for attending workshops, seminars and panels, you can earn credits for browsing the booths of the mini maker faire. If you’re inclined, apply for graduate credits through Adams State University.

Scheduling is evolving as we type, so please check back here for updates. Here’s what we got so far:

Saturday 1/31/15

10:00AM – 10:45AM (Seminar): Welcome – Why Innovation In Education? Introductory panel with JJ Morrow, Head of School at Boulder’s Mackintosh Academy, and Patty Quinones, Executive Director of Innovation for the St. Vrain School District.

11:00AM- 12:45PM (Workshop): Sparkfun’s Digital Sandbox – Intro to physical computing and basic programming.

11:00AM – 11:45AM (Seminar): Prosthetic Arm Engineering Challenge and Curriculum with Colorado MESA.

12:00PM – 1:30PM (Seminar): Bringing Innovation into Practice — A World Cafe discussion with Michelle Hernandez and Martha Lanaghen.

1:00PM- 1:45PM (Seminar): Hands-on Learning in the standards age with Nick Haag, re-imagineer and “resident 5-year-old” of Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT).

1:00PM – 2:45PM (Workshop): Simple robots solving the world’s biggest problems with Christie Veitch, Education Director of Modular Robotics.

2:00PM-2:45PM (Seminar): Inspiring the next generation: Entrepreneurs, innovation and skill building.

3:00PM- 3:45PM (Seminar): Making Paper Circuits With Sparkfun

3:00PM – 4:45PM (Workshop): Karl Wendt’s ScriBot: build a robot that can draw almost anything. Free Scribot with attendance!

4:00PM – 5:00PM (Seminar): Ignite Style talks – 5 minutes each. Making, Hacking, Entrepreneurship and amazing technology in the Classrooms. Including short talks by educators, entrepreneurs, and makers.


Sunday 2/01/14

10:00AM – 10:45AM (Seminar): Design Thinking panel.

10:00AM-11:45PM (Workshop): Building Automatons: Design thinking in the age of standards, with Chris DeKay, Director of Operations at RAFT Colorado.

11:00AM – 11:45AM (Seminar): Flipped Learning – using online video to free up class time for design thinking, problem solving, and inquiry learning, with Dr. Jerry Overmyer of the Math and Science Teaching Institute (MAST) at the University of Northern Colorado.

12:00PM-12:45PM (Seminar): Designing the Future of Education with Thousands of Tiny Robots with Christie Veitch, Education Director of Modular Robotics.

12PM – 1:30 PM (Workshop): Design Thinking in The classroom. Inspiring engaged problem solving and learning to fail.