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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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JD Pirtle

Catherine Cook School
Director of Innovation
Chicago, IL
JD Pirtle is an artist and educator interested in computational, generative and algorithmic processes–particularly those that utilize or produce open-source software. He is currently the Director of Innovation at Catherine Cook School in Chicago, teaching programming, electronics, robotics and rapid prototyping for expression and inquiry. Pirtle founded and now directs the school’s IDEA (Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Art) program, a cross-divisional initiative facilitating creative exploration in the domains of curiosity, investigation, design and creation. He also co-founded the IDEA:TE Conference and Processing Chicago. Before joining Catherine Cook, JD worked as an artist and researcher at the Electronic Visualization Lab at University of Illinois-Chicago. He received his BFA from the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, and MFA in Electronic Visualization/New Media Arts from the School of Art and Design at University of Illinois-Chicago.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, July 21
 

2:35pm EDT

Making is Not Enough: Building a Culture of Creators Schoolwide Stuart - 4th Floor

 
Friday, July 22
 

1:10pm EDT