Maker Mindset and Tools – Bringing Them to the Classroom
Thursday, March 16t at 7:00 PM
Zoom Room - https://zoom.us/j/459234449
The ongoing Maker Revolution enriches Makerspaces with innovative technology. Since evolving from community hobbyist spaces to Makerspaces in schools and libraries, MakerEd has vast implications for 21st century education. Resonating with children’s natural stage of discovery and powered by pedagogy of active learning, growth mindset and experiential education, MakerEd strengthens student-centered teaching practices, increases engagement and ownership in learning, and provides an outlet for students to join the vibrant global community of problem solvers.
In this presentation, we will discuss various types of Maker spaces, look at potent ways to incorporate MakerEd into classrooms through Tech Bundle customization, Mobile Makerspaces, Try First approach, and partnership in professional development, and analyze some successful MakerEd programs.
Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 PM
Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/983871308
What is the unique added value of technology to transform learning? This presentation offers 6 questions educators can ask as a gauge for moving beyond technology as a “$1,000 pencil”.
The questions are:
1. Did the assignment build capacity for critical thinking on the web?
2. Did the assignment develop new lines of inquiry?
3. Are there opportunities to make student thinking visible?
4. Are there opportunities to broaden the perspective of the conversation with authentic audiences from around the world?
5. Is there an opportunity for students to create a contribution (purposeful work)?
6. Do students own their learning?
The presentation will provide examples of how to answer yes to each of these questions.
Save the Date!
Tuesday, September 19th at 4:00 PM
Zoom Room -
Students at the Center initiative at Jobs for the Future
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Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM
We are working on the 2017 lineup. If you have ideas or want to present, contact me. gharrington at neiste dot org!
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