Christa Flores

Christa Flores began her career as a science educator for grades K-8 in 2001. Inspired by the maker movement in education in the spring of 2012, she co-founded the Hillbrook School iLab, a classroom designed for material and digital making in Los Gatos, California. Christa is a Problem-based science facilitator, a model for sharing STEM literacy with an emphasis on material science, design thinking, working in collaborative teams, sharing work, and entrepreneurial electives. She is a passionate speaker and writer about student-driven learning spaces, the maker movement and designing curriculum that affords a diverse array of learning styles, cultures and ideas to be leveraged in the classroom and beyond. As a teacher researcher she focuses on the design of meaningful making experiences for learners in formal as well as informal settings.
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Two Weeks in C.S. SparkFun Boot Camp

As a science teacher, I have little experience with coding or programming beyond the ubiquitous LEGO NXT kits many of us have stocked in our labs. Despite my lack of experience, I make the case in my ... Continue reading

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