Steering Committee

 

Direction & Production

 

Mariona A. Cíller

Founder and Director of SokoTech

steamconf-comitte

Founder and director of Soko Tech, she loves OPEN SOURCE hardware and software. She is a graphic and web designer, programmer and a tech and science events producer and organizer. She also designs initiatives for children and young people. She graduated cum laude from Illinois University with a double degree as a Bachelor of Fine Arts and later a Master of Science. She is also a graduate of the Fab Academy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her thesis “Free Culture Project”, which combines the power of technology with the transforming power of education, was a turning point in her career, towards areas for redesigning the world of teaching and learning, trying out new models that always include the most advanced technologies.

 

mariona@2016.steamconf.com | @mariondita

 

Paca Cíller

Scientific and Technological Culture Activist

steamconf-comitte

She has been Director of the Communication Department of the “la Caixa” Foundation, Director of International Relations and Programs of CosmoCaixa, the Museum of Science of Barcelona and Executive Director of the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (ECSITE).

 

pacaciller@2017.steamconf.com

 

Adviser Commitee

 

Jordi Albó

steamconf-comitte

He is an Associate Professor at La Salle Campus Barcelona – Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), Director of Robotics at La Salle Almere and Innovation Manager of Social Robotics at Everis-NTT Data. He has a PhD in Mechatronic, Robotic and Automation Engineering, a Masters in Telecommunications and a degree in Electronic Engineering, all three from La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona).

 

jalbo@salle.url.edu | @jalbocanals

 

Begonya Folch

steamconf-comitte

A secondary education teacher, she teaches music and project learning at the Institut Quatre Cantons in Barcelona and is a trainer for the Generalitat de Catalunya’s Department of Education. She has been an Associate Professor at UB’s Faculty of Teacher Training. She has also been a member of the team responsible for Catalonia’s School 2.0 Programme, through the eduCat1x1 Project by SIRE (Educational Innovation and Research Service) of the Department of Education and of the School Education Council of Catalonia. She collaborates with ICFO on the Educators Advisory Team, with ICE’s Music Team at UAB and with the Rosa Sensat Teachers’ Association. She publishes her teaching experiences on school education blogs (@4Cants and @Insh4Cantons). Currently she is coordinator of the Escola Nova 21 programme.

 

b.folch@gmail.com | @Begonya

 

Boris Mir

steamconf-comitte

Passionate about education, he is a secondary school teacher. He was one of the founders of the Les Vinyes School in Castellbisbal, part of the UAB’s (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) innovative institute network. He has been the driving force behind projects on education assessment, learning strategies and creativity in the classroom. He collaborates with other centres, institutions and groups to help them transform education. Currently he is Assistant Director of the Escola Nova 21 programme.

 

bmir@lamiradapedagogica.net | @lamirada

Lluis Mora

steamconf-comitte

He has been Director of CESIRE (Generalitat de Catalunya) since 2015. The goals that guide this centre are Innovation and Research on Education. His personal projects include how we can teach statistics and probability to primary and secondary school students to improve their skills, problem solving and the use of digital media as an aid to learning, in addition to the assessment of learning.

 

lmora1@xtec.cat

Sergi del Moral

steamconf-comitte

Maths and projects teacher at the Institut-Escola Les Vinyes and associate professor at UB and of the Master’s on Teacher Training. He is interested in transformation processes that contribute to compensating the amount of traditional materials and contents, favouring others that focus on actions, the resolution of problems and learning. His interests also focus on altering assessment methods, making them more diagnostic and less coercive, giving students a bigger role and more responsibility.

 

smoral3@xtec.cat | @sergidelmoral

Coral Regí Rodríguez

steamconf-comitte

A biologist by trade and an educator by vocation, she is director of the Virolai School of Barcelona. She is a member of different educational organisations —FEAEC, the School Education Council of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council. As an expert on different subjects she has participated in educational seminars and conferences.

 

coral.regi@virolai.com | @coralregi

 

Francesc Sabaté

steamconf-comitte

Industrial electrical engineer from UPC, with over 20 years of experience in the development and management of automation projects. Advisor on production management technologies and training area at the FundacióCIM. He is passionate about technology and its dissemination and has played with LEGO for as long as he can remember. Director of the Masters Degree on Automation and Robotics at the Fundació CIM / UPC.

 

fsabate@fundaciocim.org | @FSabateD

 

Frank Sabaté

steamconf-comitte

A teacher at the Escola Projecte in Barcelona, he enjoys programming classroom computers and educational robotics. When he was 10 years old a teacher introduced him to Logo by Seymour Papert. Now, a few years on, he enjoys sharing his experiences and what he has learnt about Scratch.

 

@franksabate