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Makerspace @ Lakewood Administration Meeting
Transcript of Makerspace @ Lakewood Administration Meeting
at LAKEWOOD CITY SCHOOLS
Meet with Julie
RED is GOOD!
re-calculated zip code populations
Your Big Thing
Meet with Julie
Your Big Thing
Urban Agriculture Meetup
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Engagement and Community
What's the score?
Higher-order & deeper thinking
Tools and tech
WHAT ARE THE
GROWTH OF THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
HEALTHIER PUBLIC TRANSIT
OF THE COMMUNITY?
Charles Murray Zip Code Model
Lakewood Space Program
Sustainable Agriculture School Lunch
Build a Wikiseat
Let's get the high-capacity version!
What we achieved today:
Am I ready?
Benefits and Challenges
Moving ahead as one team: Capacity and engagement
Address questions / challenges listed
Questions & challenges from all present
Silence to consider and write your questions & challenges
Makerspace@LCS from 2.0 to today
Who are you, what do you want to get from this, what do you want to give to this?
- Establish a collaborative tone for the discussion.
Our goals today are three fold:
1. Share information about the Makerspace@LCS project, to help us all come to see this idea the same way with our current understanding and achievement in its development.
2. Identify and address any open questions that exist today, with the understanding that there will be more opportunities to identify and answer questions in the future.
3. Make a decision: How will we move forward as one team in collaboration to improve education for the Lakewood community and its students?
While these three ideas represent our formal and functional goals for this discussion, it is my hope that today can also result in an perspective shift for all of us. We are all educators, we care about student success, and we care about the future of the Lakewood community. Fundamentally, that's why we're here. So in order to foster a collegial environment and healthy discussion, I am asking each of you to take off the 'role' hat you wear for this time, and instead be the person you are in your heart and mind. For us to face the work before us, of bringing a new idea to life, we must learn to work in concert with one another on a more inclusive level. We sit as teachers and administrators in one moment, and as parents and educators the next. Assume good intentions in all questions and doubts expressed today. Remember that the purpose of our discussion goes beyond our own edification, and keep your focus on the community we are here to sustain and grow.
I will lead the discussion and capture notes and ideas into the Prezi which I will share with everyone present.
Makerspace at Lakewood City Schools
In this model, when is it appropriate to provide direct instruction?
How much of the instructional time is reserved for direct instruction?
Students will be expected to take end of course exams - how else can we evaluate the program's effectiveness?
The Lakewood Teachers Association will expect to "bargain" the affects of starting this program. If we initiate a Makers Space Program are the teachers involved willing to work cooperatively with LTA?
Do you anticipate any problems using OTES in this environment?
What we keep
Scope and sequence
"Airlock" for transitioning students
"Big Idea" / capstone projects
Technology / blended learning
Making as learning activity
Use of student time
Teacher as facilitator
School as PD resource
Students as stewards of school
Democratic school community
What we change
$225,000 + $30,000
Began 4C 1-1 grant
Prof Dev modeling
Partnership with Inner Ring schools
Dr. Kruse research
Voice of the Customer
Partnership with School Factory
Mastery, Standards Based Grading, Blended Learning, Problem / Project-based learning
Teamwork to apply for grant
Work with CFO to develop school budget
Comprehensive and detailed model
Teachers and administrators
Paul - tech coordinator - new to discussion; see where things move forward
Pam - director teaching and learning, first time, clean slate;
Ken - science teacher; clear understanding of the idea; all questions answered and leave here as one team - lakewood highschool graduate
Sean - want to understand, want to be understood in equal measure. This community is personal investment for me
Karen - Math teacher, parent, community member. See idea of MakerspaceLCS from different perspecives. Want us to come to some decisions.
Jeff - superintendent, 9 years, resident; interested in the what, not the how (which is more complicated and involves more discussion) understand potential impact to community
Roxann - asst. superintendent - interested in kids, want to know how this project will benefit kids and what the outcomes will be, what that will look like
Keith - principal Lakewood HS - want a direction, some way to move; agree we won't know all "how" details, but need direction
Julie - intervention specialist at HS -passionate about education and social justice, want to see how this idea can take us further down path and in different direction. Bringing passion and concern, hope to leave here with clarification
Chuck - external facilitator for LCS. Improve understanding of the 'what'; increase understanding of how project intends to stretch conventional thinking to meet needs of kids and community. What I bring to table is 45 years of educational experience. Want to contribute to decision, direction, and success
Kent - treasurer - here since Dec 2013; understanding what this overall process entails, how does it fit into HS schedule, support student future success, making sure what it provides gets them to the next step, how does it do that regardless of what the next step might be. How does makerspace do that?
What does the school operation do for transparency and accountability?
What is the difference between makerspace and maker mentality?
What's our reaction to "I don't learn like this" -- 14 year olds who think they have fixed mindset
What does it look like? Do students go there for a class? Spend whole day? Who teaches courses? Are they qualified to teach? Is this a credit-flex opportunity for students? Like a "Google" kind of environment -- is there a potential partnership with a business to house the school? Where do we find the space?
How do we keep security strong with outsiders? Background checks? How do facilitate and train teachers for learning environment? Great for entrepreneurs, how does student 'go back in' if they change their minds? What happens when programs fail / what's the 'escape hatch'?
Are we covering core concept that prepare students for workplace / college?
Kent: Understand it, but don't 'get' it yet-- e.g. next level trigonometry learning, future career as nurse, etc. how does this include _all_ kids vs. just certain kids that fit the mold? Do you think that "2.0" would be successful as a school-within-the-school?
Do you see this as an opportunity for you to look outside of the traditional school and is that the route to take?
I get how I can make this work in Enlish, Social Studies, many sciences--how do you structure projects and direct instruction to ensure sequence of skills is acquired so kids who miss pre-req skills can catch up?
-- Teachers will use direct instruction for abstract concepts that do not easily map to projects;adding structured teaching time where needed to work with students or groups of students who have fallen behind or need a refresher on that learning.
-- Realtime documentation of which standards students are addressing in their work.
How can we create a whole team -- if we move forward how do we do that?
What constraints are you willing to work under as a team and what will it look like?
Where does money for equipment come from? How is it paid for?
What is the unit of learning--not the course, but the standard?
Visited school w/Makerspace-like environment; it's a component of courses such as Project Lead The Way--engineering course has associated Lab Learning time in 'fab lab'. Not a separate environment. How does 'fab lab' as component differ from this idea?
How do we overcome culture clash from transitions between makerspace and other classes?
LCA different in terms of working conditions, time, etc. LTA will want to become involved. How do we navigate that?
Course vs Unit