Margaret Powers

Margaret Powers

Margaret is the Director of STEAM Innovation at an independent school outside of Philadelphia.

She works with teachers as a catalyst, coach, and collaborator to bring innovative ideas to life in the classroom. She also works as an Ed Tech and Innovation Consultant, specializing in STEAM, design thinking, the maker movement, global education, early childhood education, and mindfulness.

Margaret is a Google Certified Innovator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, and a PBS Digital Innovator and has written for blogs like InnovateMySchool, EdSurge, and GettingSmart. She regularly facilitates professional development, online and in-person, across the United States and internationally.


Empathy: The Heart of STEAM Education

In this workshop, we’ll explore how maker activities and design thinking mindsets can support an empathy-focused approach to interdisciplinary, STEAM projects. We’ll explore classroom examples, engage in some shared brainstorming and discussion, and partner up to practice some empathy work with one another. You’ll leave with a digital toolbox of resources and ideas for integrating empathy into your classroom practice.