An Introduction to Maker Education for Teachers

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Maker education is about giving students access to a new class of technologies, enabling students to design, build, invent and problem solve in new and unique ways. This type of tinkering allows students to transform ideas into reality, sparks interest in STEM careers and develops growth mindset, curiosity, self-efficacy and collaborative problem-solving. Schools and districts are designing makerspaces to inspire the next generation to invent and learn vital skills for post-secondary success in today’s global economy.

How can teachers bring maker education into their school or classroom? View this archived webinar to learn how to get started with makerspaces, and leave with practical examples to bring maker education to your students. Experience first-hand how teachers are promoting self-directed personalized learning using real materials in the areas of coding, circuits, toy hacking, construction, robotics and more. Learn how to co-design interactive, highly engaging work plans with students, and engage yourself in highly effective personalized learning.

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Author

Jadwin Rowles, Kathy Ramirez, Mary Esselman

Organization

Operation Breakthrough

Date Published

March 2017

Type

Webinar