Anthony Copeland

Technology Integrator

American School of Dubai

Anthony has worked as a curriculum coordinator and technology integrator across Hong Kong and the UAE. He currently works at the American School of Dubai as the technology integrator for the high school. Having recently completed his research thesis on the driving and resisting forces that surround Makerspace adoption in the UAE, he is excited to support the development of constructionist centered teaching and learning opportunities across the region. Anthony has formerly presented for Learning 2.0, 21CLHK, STEM MENA and GESS on maker education, gamification and PBL and has written for ISC Research and the International Baccalaureate publications on computational thinking and STEAM for sustainable development.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Future Transformation Zone

15 November 2022 | 11:30 - 11:55 | English | Maker Learning for the Whole School with Makey Makey

In this session, we will introduce you to the fantastic and limitless world of Makey Makey. We will ‘Show and tell’ you about our favourite projects for both Primary and Secondary Education. At the end of the session, we will share free resources for starting your own journey into the world of maker learning.

Growth Mindset

15 November 2022 | 15:00 - 15:20 | English | Making Spaces: Recommendations for Maker Education in the UAE

Following a year long exploratory study of the opinions and observations of educators working on maker education activities across the UAE, themes into the conflicts and tensions experienced by schools implementing makerspaces and integrating maker education were identified. In this presentation, key findings are discussed and recommendations are made for educators and school leaders who are considering, or in the process of, building maker education and constructionist learning into their teaching and learning.