Tuesday February 7, 2016 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM PST

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This is a free event. Registration is required and space is limited. 


Yavneh Day School
The Levy Family Campus
14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032 

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Yavneh Day School


FEATURED SPEAKER: Tiffany Shlain, Emmy nominated film-maker and co-founder of the nonprofit Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change, will share her experiences in filmmaking, focusing on character development and how Yavneh is an exemplar of this global initiative.

Honored by Newsweek as one of the Women Shaping the 21st Century, and singled out by NPR on their list of "best commencement speeches, ever," Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, public speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, and author whose work explores navigating our connected world and how we can help shape our future. She has been invited to advise former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the US State Department has used her films to represent America at embassies around the world as part of the American Film Showcase.


We will gather with the 5th - 8th grade students for a “moonshot” challenge -- using technology to solve authentic world problems that we didn’t think were possible. Similar to programming self-driving cars, teams will program a self-driving robot to safely pick up the most number of passengers and necessary supplies. After the teams have an opportunity to share their results, we will break into design studios where they can hone their skills in stop-motion animation, engineering, art, or modern band.  

MOONSHOT CHALLENGE: All students will have an opportunity to use technology to solve an authentic world problem. Teams of students will program a self-driving robot to safely pick up the most number of passengers and necessary supplies.

INNOVATION STUDIOSEach student will also participate in ONE of the following:

Art Studio: Find your inner artist ( ALL SPACES ARE FILLED)
Digital Animation Studio: Try your hand at animation and create your own slow motion movie
Tinkering Studio: Design circuits and wearable tech
Modern Band Studio: Rock out with drums, electric guitars and more

Childcare will be offered for children in K - 4th grades at no charge. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

This is a free event.  Registration is required and space is limited.