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KTTA Creating a Makerspace

Using littleBits technology to enhance a language arts unit
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Dereck Dirom

on 7 June 2018

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Transcript of KTTA Creating a Makerspace

My Journey in STEM/STEAM/Maker
How does it relate to STEM/STEAM?
Open Source
Electronic Modules
Background
Defining the Maker Movement
Engages the learner
Effective use of technology
Integration into core subjects
Creators v consumers of tech
Builds technical skills / confidence
Explicit career connections

Learning-through-doing
(constructivism)
Informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning
motivated
by fun and self-fulfillment
Confidence
to use technical skills / fabrication tools
Engages natural curiosity - more alive and relevant, integrated, cross curricular
Just-in-time
learning / learning on demand
"Learning Fast"

to innovate
Kamloops/Thompson #73 ProD
April, 2018
Applied Design, Skills and Technologies - ADST
Integration of STEAM
STEAM Project: The Plan & Process
This is what it looked like
The Process
Abbotsford Middle School
- Demo lesson with one class

Aboriginal Education Dept
- Cohort of kids

Clayburn Middle School
- Grade 6 science class
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
Makerspace in the classroom
What will we cover today?
Goals For Our Workshop
What is trending in #bced
The Back Story
BC Education Plan - Curricular Transformation
Spirals of Inquiry, PBL - Buck Institute, Growth Mindset
RTI, differentiation, GAFE, smarter science
Individualized learning, learning commons
Core competencies 4C's for 21st Century
STEM / STTEM / STEAM / STREAM / STEMx
Aboriginal perspective
Connecting to careers / life skills
Big picture view of how the
Maker Movement
connects to BCEd - 4C's and ADST
Using a
Maker

perspective
to approach the curriculum
"Tinker time"
with a MakerEd resources
Growing a #MakerEdBC spirit in #bced
@ddirom
#MakerEdBC
Legal Stuff:
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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/59926592@N03/sets/72157644701333665/
2005 Make Magazine first published
2011 makerspace.com created
MakerEd created to support educators
How can we grow the
#MakerEdBC Spirit in #bced

Share your thoughts:

#MakerEdBC
Design Thinking
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