As Director of Technology and Innovation my focus is to embed computational thinking and the engineering and design problem-solving process into the K-12 curriculum, and simultaneously into connected learning initiatives, to empower our students to be the innovators of tomorrow.

 

AWARDS

Withrow CTO Award CoSN 2016

PAECT Chief Technology Officer of the Year 2015

Digital Innovation in Learning Award 2014 - Administrator Trailblazer

Digital Innovation in Learning Award 2014 - Administrators Winners Choice

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

 

NATIONAL

 

Presenter: ISTE 2016 (International Society for Technology In Education) Differentiate Your Learning. Learn Differently. Think Creatively.  6/2016                                       The Power to Invent: Embedding the Maker Movement in K-12 Education (Lecture: TBA)

 

Presenter: ISTE 2016 (International Society for Technology In Education) Differentiate Your Learning. Learn Differently. Think Creatively. 6/2016

How to Build a MakerSpace for Elementary Innovation (Workshop: TBA)

 

Presenter: World Maker Faire 2015, New York City 9/2015

The Innovators of Tomorrow: Transforming K-12 Education through the Maker Movement 

 

Judge: Digital Innovation in Learning Awards (DILA) 11/2015

 

Presenter: ISTE 2015 (International Society for Technology in Education) Learn Differently. Think Creatively. 6/2015

Using Computational Thinking to Transform Traditional Education: Create the Innovators of Tomorrow

 

Presenter: SCRATCH@MIT 2014. 8/2014

Let the Magic Begin: Transform Your World

 

Presenter: Digital Media and Learning Conference (DML) 3/2014

STEAM Studio Model for Innovation: Building Robust Learning Ecologies and Pathways

 

 

STATE AND REGIONAL

 

Presenter: PASCD 2015. Leading and Achieving in an Interconnected World 
powered by Global Personalized Academics 11/2015

Making a Digital Salad

 

Presenter: TRETC 2015. Digital Learning Today & Tomorrow 11/2015

Creating the Innovators of Tomorrow

 

Presenter: Learning Together Conference, AIU. 3/2015

Transforming a Traditional Education System to Embrace Computational Thinking as the New Literacy

 

Presenter: Digital Learning Day, Center for Creativity, AIU3. 3/2015

Computational Thinking: The New Literacy

 

Judge: Startup Weekend Education Pittsburgh. 3/2015

 

Presenter: PETE&C 2015. Innovate -Collaborate -Educate. 3/2015 

STEAM Fusion: Innovation in Education

 

Presenter: PASCD. 11/2014

STEAM Fusion: An Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning

 

Presenter: TRETC 2014. Using Technology to Deepen Learning. 11/2014

STEAM Studio Model for Innovation: Building Robust Learning Pathways K-12

STEAM Fusion: An Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning

 

 

 

MEDIA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Do your teachers need a personal trainer? Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine, ISTE 6/2009

 

MORE ABOUT SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Email: aowens@southfayette.org

Email: aileen.owens@gmail.com

 

Honored to be member of the Pittsburgh Remake Learning Network

 

 

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