Innovation in Action - Makerspace director brings design thinking to Iceland
Ready, set, make!
This was the title of the session Nick Provenzano presented at a conference in Iceland in early November. The University Liggett School Makerspace director spent six days exploring the country and culture, visiting schools and attending Uts, an annual education conference.
Provenzano was invited to the conference last January while attending an educational technology exhibition in London, England, known as the BETT Conference. While showcasing the work University Liggett School teachers have done with coding and design, he met an educator from Iceland, who invited him to be one of only 126 educators selected to participate in the Icelandic conference from all over the world.
Provenzano also was one of the speakers, presenting on University Liggett School students work in the Knights Forge Innovation Lab to show teachers from other countries how they can bring design and making into their own classrooms.
University Liggett School is a private preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school in Metro Detroit that is nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum and arts and athletics offerings.