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Echo Horizon Faculty Members Chosen to Present at SXSWedu


Echo Horizon Faculty Members Chosen to Present at South by Southwest EDU in Austin Texas

Culver City, CA 10/19/16 – Echo Horizon School was chosen to present at South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu) in Austin, Texas. The presentation will focus on Making in Elementary with Design Thinking, featuring Elaine Wrenn, Assistant Head of School: Director of Curriculum, Technology & Innovation, and Dr. Sam Patterson, Maker/STEAM Coordinator. 

SXSWedu Conference and Festival is an annual event, part of the larger SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, which fosters and celebrates innovations in learning, with presentations from a variety of leaders in education from across the world.

“Our workshop will give users of all levels a better understanding of Design Thinking, a human-centered approach to problem solving and innovation, and how it can be used to provide a meaningful context for Making within the school curriculum,” explains Elaine Wrenn. “We are doing cutting edge work in our Maker Space and we are excited to be invited to a cutting edge conference to share our work with other teachers on a global level,” said Dr. Sam Patterson.

 Echo Horizon School is leading the way in the Maker movement in elementary education with their Inquiry and Innovation (i2) program. In its second year, i2 time ensures that all students in grades Pre K through 6th have the time and opportunity to wonder, follow their passions, create and innovate, and learn to believe in themselves. Head of School Martha Schuur says “We can neither know what sorts of careers, nor can we predict the types of challenges that will arise in the future. What we do know is those who are able to take the abundance of information around them, with skills to learn the newest tools, and transform them into solutions will be ahead of the game.”