IBSC Boys as Makers Conference

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April 26-28, 2018

University School
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

Join colleagues for an active conference focusing on Boys as Makers, April 26-28, 2018, hosted by University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States. With a tradition of hands-on learning going back to 1890 and building on the rising tide of interest in experiential learning in boys’ schools, University School guides us as we explore three essential questions:

  1. How do we design effective curriculum that fosters a maker mindset and proves especially compelling in the context of a boys’ school?
  2. What mindset and skill set do we want to develop in our boys to prepare them to jump into the changing landscape of creative industry and entrepreneurship?
  3. What kinds of spaces develop a maker mindset?

In addition to faculty presentations on design thinking, classroom practice, curriculum development, and assessment of maker projects, we have lined up several keynote speakers. Hear from experts like Michael Goldberg, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He was recently asked to be a judge for MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge, which awards more than $1 million to organizations around the world that are “using technology to solve a grand challenge of our time.”

Get the highlights on University School's new state-of-the-art Shaker Campus Steamworks and its Manual Arts and Design Center at the upper school. Plus, examine how creative elements of its lower school theme-based curriculum and a number of experiential middle school projects lay the foundation for creativity and problem solving in high school.

Experience the new energy that drives Cleveland to become a hub of creative entrepreneurship with a visit to Case Western Reserve University’s think[box], a 50,000-square-foot innovation center.

Return to your school inspired to dream of possibilities and equipped with practical ideas to create and implement curriculum.


Get complete details on registration.

  • IBSC member rate: $350
  • Nonmember rate: $550

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Cleveland Marriott East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights OH 44122

Take advantage of the special conference rate of $129 per night plus tax when you reserve your room by April 12. Book your group rate for International Boys' Schools Coalition.

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