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Creating a Makerspace
Transcript of Creating a Makerspace
How does it relate to STEM/STEAM?
Defining the Maker Movement
Engages the learner
Effective use of technology
Integration into core subjects
Creators v consumers of tech
Builds skills / confidence
Explicit career connections
Informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning motivated by fun and self-fulfillment
Use technical skills / tools to fabricate
Engages natural curiosity - more alive and relevant, integrated, cross curricular
Just-in-time learning / learning on demand
Learning fast to innovate
Professional Development Workshop
Using littleBits technology to enhance the curriculum
Integration of STEAM
Pilot Project: The Plan & Process
This is what it looked like
Abbotsford Middle School
- Demo lesson with one class
Aboriginal Education Dept
- Specified cohort of kids
Clayburn Middle School
- Grade 6 cohort in science
Take existing curricular outcomes - Work SMARTER NOT HARDER!
Front end loaded the framework - "Design Process" and practiced
Showed the kids the littleBits kits / watched the introduction video
Introduced them to the story
Places them into engineering teams and assigned teams a part of the story
- each team member has coloured Post-it notes for brainstorming session
Engineering team worked on a solution - Iterative Design Process
Shared what they came up with to the whole group
What is a Makerspace?
What will we cover today?
Goals For Our Workshop
What is trending at the moment in #bced
The Back Story
BC Education Plan - Curricular Transformation
Spirals of Inquiry, PBL - Buck Institute
Destination Imagination and Smarter Science
STEM / STEAM / STREAM / STEMx
4C's for 21st Century Learning
Connecting to careers / life skills
Connecting - Maker Movement, BCEd Plan and the 4C's
Tinker time with the littleBits kits:)
littleBits Pilot Project example
Growing a #MakerEdBC spirit in #bced
Special thanks to the SD34 Curriculum and Ab Ed Departments for their help in developing the unit plan and the assessment process for the pilot project
2005 Make Magazine first published
2011 makerspace.com created
MakerEd created to support educators
How can we grow a
#MakerEdBC Spirit in #bced
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