Ep. 36: JD And Makerspaces

In this part 2 of a special 2 part FETC presenter series, I chat with JD Ferries-Rowe to discuss how Makerspaces are bringing creativity back into the classroom. He’s well versed in the ways of the Makerspaces so be prepared to get some great ideas from him. If you’re going to be attending FETC later this week, make sure you check out his sessions on creativity and student-based problem solving. Read more.


Featured FETC presenter:

JD Ferries-Rowe

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (Ind.)

JD FERRIES-ROWE is CIO (Head Geek) at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. He’s served a number of roles including English & Religion Teacher, Debate Coach, Academic Assistant Principal and the ambiguous Coordinator for Special Projects. He has implemented of one of the first school-wide 1:X BYOT programs, helped design and renovate student centered technology classrooms, and developed student curriculum for digital citizenship, robotics, and effective use of social media. JD has been National Coordinator for Technology Specialists for the Jesuit School Network and consulted for public and private schools. He was an Indiana Computer Educators “Technology Advocate of the Year”. He likes legos and comics.