Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Saturday, October 3, 10:30–10:50 am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

MAIN STAGE: Design Challenge with Tim Needles



Get your creative juices flowing with group challenges that have both digital and analog options using simple materials and free tools. You’ll focus on creating with constraints — such as time and materials — and discover how liberating it can be to work through these barriers.

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Tim Needles, Smithtown High School East

Tim Needles is an artist, educator & author of STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum. He teaches art/media at Smithtown School District, is a TEDx speaker, and his work has been featured on NPR, in the New York Times, Columbus Art Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, Katonah Art Museum, and Cape Cod Art Museum. He’s the recipient of ISTE’s Technology in Action Award and Creativity Award, NAEA’s AET Outstanding Teaching Award, and The Rauschenberg Power of Art Award. He’s a National Geographic Certified Teacher, PBS Digital Innovator, an ISTE Arts & Technology and STEM PLN leader, and Adobe Creative Educator.

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