This in-person workshop will instruct educators and support staff on how maker education can activate project-based learning (PBL) and innovation mindsets in any classroom, media center or activity space.
This interactive workshop will share a general overview of makerspaces, maker education foundations, and practical steps to integrate making into planning and practice. Workshop activities will include:
- Assessing current experience with making and PBL
- Exploring hands-on approaches to learning and innovation with a DC Maker Educator
- Inventing and innovating with materials commonly found in classrooms
- Exploring new maker-centric uses of creative technologies available in any school
- Creating maker activity centers that work
- Ensuring maker activities are accessible for all learners
- Creating a take-home resource kit to jump-start making in the classroom
Registration is limited and will close one week in advance of the session.
A light breakfast will be provided. Participants who complete a brief pre-survey will be eligible to win a maker classroom starter kit worth $200. The pre-survey will be sent upon registration.
The training will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the H.D. Woodson High School library, 540 55th St. NE.
For more information or questions, please contact Lauren Allen at [email protected] or (202) 741-0267.