October 12, 2017
RESTON, VA, OCTOBER 12, 2017 – The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is pleased to announce Dr. Cole Galloway as its 2018 Atlanta Conference Program Excellence General Session keynote speaker. Galloway is the Director of the Pediatric Mobility Lab at the University of Delaware.
Neuroscientist and physical therapist Cole Galloway is most interested in rapidly prototyping novel technology (often DIY) to assist children and adults in maximizing their real-world exploration—specifically combining low tech and high tech into “Go Tech.” His lab enjoys funding from NIH, NSF, the Department of Education, and the toy and assistive technology industry. He was awarded American Physical Therapy Association Awards in 2005, 2009, and 2016. In 2014, He was included in Buzzfeed’s “31 moments that restored our faith in humanity” and was named one of the “twenty people making a difference in healthcare” by Health Leaders Media Journal. He is most proud of his association with the international Go Baby Go movement, whose mission is to help everyone co-create their world through mobility.
The recipe for growing (and regrowing) a human brain is simple: allow the human to actively interact within socially and physically enriched environments. In his fast-paced keynote address, Dr. Galloway will briefly introduce how the current model of rehabilitation for children and adults with brain injuries is failing. He will then describe how the 70-chapter Go Baby Go (GBG) “movement” is providing a community-based alternative that is more fun, functional, family friendly, and feasible. He will end with a practical roadmap of how ITEEA and GBG together can provide “brains on/hands on” education while saving the world!
Watch Cole’s work, which was featured in a TEDMED talk at www.tedmed.com/talks/show?id=292991.
ITEEA’s 80th Annual Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, April 12-14, 2018. The Program Excellence General Session is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 9:00am. For the most up-to-date conference information, go to www.iteea.org/ITEEA_Conference_2018.aspx.
ITEEA is the professional organization for technology and engineering educators. Its mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities. Learn more at www.iteea.org.
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