• Dr. Jackie Gerstein

    Dr. Jackie Gerstein's byline is, "I don't do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing... and technology has amplified my passion for doing so." Dr. Gerstein, an educator, author, blogger and education technology enthusiast, teaches gifted education to 2nd through 6th graders at two Title 1 schools where her focus is on maker education, STEM, and STEAM. She also teaches educational technology to graduate and doctoral students through Boise State and Walden Universities. She believes that one of the roles and responsibilities of the 21st century educator is to share resources, ideas, and instructional strategies with other educators.


    As such, she blogs at usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com and Tweets at @jackiegerstein.

  • Kevin Jarrett

    Kevin Jarrett is an award-winning educator, author, speaker, and respected STEM / Maker Education consultant. Everything he does is grounded in the belief that giving students the opportunity to imagine and create innovative solutions to real-world problems helps them develop the skills, dispositions, and adaptable mindset needed to survive and thrive in an uncertain future. He also believes that making in general and the school maker movement in specific presents a unique opportunity to put students in charge of their own learning. So, after fifteen years in public education, he now devotes 100% of his time to helping schools embrace maker-centered educational programs, primarily by designing awe-inspiring makerspaces and the hands-on, minds-on learning experiences that flourish within them. Kevin is a Google Certified Innovator, one of twenty current Stanford Fablearn Fellows, and a co-founder of the Edcampmovement. He is active on social media, having built a professional learning network of nearly 30,000 people worldwide on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+. He lives in Northfield, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. In his “spare time,” he enjoys geeking out with his maker friends, cycling, camping and photography.

  • Kristopher "Linus" Velez

    Kristopher Velez, more commonly known as Linus, has been an avid gamer, tinkerer, maker, and programmer since childhood.


    Previously a video game developer, Linus fell in love with education while teaching game development to students at a summer camp. He followed this interest to the American School of Bombay where he researched and developed prototypes to test the impact Making & Tinkering has on student learning. He has authored two books based on his findings: Maker Minds and CodEd: Teaching Coding in the Classroom.


    As Director of Maker Learning at Consilience, Linus aims to develop the passion, knowledge, and skills of schools and teachers to implement learning through Making and to build a Maker Culture in their unique contexts.

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