I have the distinct honor of being a panelist at the Design in Educational Technology: STEAM event at SOS Brooklyn on October 6, 2015. I am in awe that Sean Oakes (the founder of SOS) asked me and am so honored to be sitting on the panel with some absolutely amazing thinkers, creators, and practitioners. Laurie Carey, an ed consultant and founder of We Connect the Dots – a non-profit organization that provides STEAM programs for schools and communities: Our mission is to excite, inform and educate students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers. Through a collaboration with the community, education, government and the technology industry, WCTD provides awareness and education of the 21st Century workforce skills, as well as the opportunities available to students embracing STEAM careers. Impacting students at a local, national and global level, our programs create a hunger for learning that empowers students to find their own paths to success. Jenny Young, Founder of the Brooklyn Robot Factory. Jenny has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. She grew up working alongside her father in …
I have been chosen to run a workshop pertaining to my research at the 9th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices and the Design Principles and Practices in Chicago in March of 2015. From the Haptic to the Virtual: Teaching Metacognition to Designers This workshop explores the application of current educational theories through hand skills lessons to help design students improve markedly in a college setting. Specifically, metacognitive strategies are taught through printmaking, drawing, and other haptic projects in order to reach and support students in a variety of design classes. These lessons help students overcome difficulties to find connections to new material, thereby providing them with the confidence and context they need to succeed academically. As more students come to us with less exposure to hand skills, we need to be strategic and judicious in how we ramp them into the computer-driven design space so they are not seduced by interfaces and features but able to conceptualized whatever the modality at hand. Attendees will go through actual tested exercises, discuss methods, and walk away …
I presented my research on printmaking as one way to ramp students into typography at the very first meeting of Design Incubation. AIGA Slideshow Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 2:30pm-4:30pm AIGA | Minnesota conference room, 3rd Floor | 164 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 Design Incubation is a think tank for educators and practitioners of Communication Design to discuss their design research and practice. Our aim is to create a community in which graphic designers can assess creative work through a lens of scholarly activity and academic review.
Reaching Everyone: Using Printmaking to Teach Metacognition to Low-Performing Students Location: University of California Berkeley Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 3:00 – 4:00pm Presenter: Sharon E. (Libby) Clarke At the 42nd SGC International conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism took place March 26-29, 2014. Abstract: As we educators wrestle with the shifting significance of print in our classrooms, we risk losing equipment, space, and funding for techniques and programs that may be deemed no longer relevant. This study works to prove that printmaking is instrumental in bridging the gap between the haptic and the conceptual for poorly performing art and design students. It strives to demonstrate that printmaking lessons are ideal for teaching the bedrock metacognitive skills students lack when they enter our classrooms. These observations are posited to help cement printmaking’s continued place in our institutions and our curricula. This paper discusses the application of current educational theories through targeted printmaking lessons to help poorly performing students improve markedly in a college setting.
#tweetMYclass: Make Social Media Tools Work for the Classroom City University of New York IT Conference 2013, New York, New York Moderated by Janet Esquirol Description: Using social media as an academic tool? Imagine: You’d like each student to collect pictures for inspiration on a project; how about using Pinterest? Want your students to connect with an industry mentor? Then demo LinkedIn Pro. Let’s discuss creative uses for social media in the classroom, and also examine those which fail. Format will combine short topical introductions with some demonstration, followed by lively roundtable discussion.
I was invited by CJ Yeh to speak on a panel about the flipped classroom for EduTech Day at FIT. We all spoke about how we are using websites and social media to buttress overall instruction. From the program: FLIPPED! Redefining the Classroom in the Age of Social Media The concept of “flipped classroom” inverts traditional teaching methods and transformed the role of a teacher from the sage on the stage to the guide on the side. The core concept is that students watch video lectures or read required texts online at home, and what takes place in the classroom will be concept engagement activities with the help of the instructor instead of lectures.
Tomorrowland October 27 – December 8 Curated by Samantha Fields, this is a group exhibition featuring artists whose work depicts visions of future dystopias based on a turbulent present. Desert wastelands, faux fallen satellites, devises designed to ensure your survival and a world seemingly run by giant computer servers; the artists in this show offer a prescient window into a world that not only may be, but in some places, already exists. Artists include Lisa Adams, Libby Clarke, Daniel Dove, Trygve Faste, Sean Higgins, Kelly McLane, Thomas Muller and Klutch Stanaway. Additional events in conjunction for this exhibition taking place in Art and Design Center Rm 300 (Purple Crit Room) are as follows: November 5: Lecture, Libby Clarke — 10 am November 5-8 Workshops with Libby Clarke — Time TBD Our write-up in LA Weekly: Disney’s Tomorrowland Inspires an Art Show by Annie Tucker, Thursday, Nov 29 2012
I was a speaker during the section of the program for Contemporary and Traditional Mash-ups, since the Here & Now project combines popular media (apps and sticker slapping) and traditional present-minded practice. Here & Now: A Movement in the Making 12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Springs, Maryland
I was asked to give a talk to a student group at FIT entitled How to Become a Better Designer (with a Little User Experience). In order to enliven the material, I used a bunch of cat photos I found on the internet. Entire Presentation
Resisting the Remarque Southern Graphics Council Conference, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania I was treated to the company of Libby Clarke, Jesse Goldstein, and Favianna Rodriguez in a panel I moderated entitled Resisting the Remarque. These three individuals brought their distinct approaches to engaging with the activist print and its history to this discussion of how political print work fits into both the realm of contemporary printmaking and the sociopolitical landscape. http://marytasillo.blogspot.com/2010/04/book-bombs-political-print-and.html