Global Master Trainer @ LEGO Education
Abstract: Are all people creative or only a few? Can we increase the “creativity” of students in our classrooms? What about the teachers – can they become more creative? This session will consider the methods of teaching that can lead students to be better thinkers, problem solvers and computational thinkers. Teachers’ thinking will be pushed to consider the methods we use in schools and college classrooms that motivate 21st century skills and where they fit in our already packed core. This presentation will provide some solid ideas for preparing STEM (and all) educators to get more from their students. Be prepared to be interactive with the speaker who will have the entire audience thinking, talking, and doing things that can be utilized NOW. We don’t have to wait for the future, we can implement these ideas today!
Biography: Kelly Reddin started with LEGO Dacta in 2000 as a curriculum specialist. She is currently a Global Master Trainer with LEGO Education, facilitating workshops for products from preschool through college as well as joining panel discussions on education. Kelly has worked creating new products using the US, UK, and German curriculum standards to help focus new development for global curriculum and products. She also presents keynote speeches and works on special projects with partners and service centers. Prior to joining LEGO Education, she taught elementary and middle school as well as college courses. She has taught, studied and worked in many regions of the United States as well as Germany and Japan. Kelly holds degrees from the University of Missouri – B.S.B.A. Accountancy, Columbus University – M.B.A and College of Notre Dame – B.A. Elementary Education, with additional studies completed at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.