Makers and Shakers Educator Camp

The Makers and Shakers Educator Camp will offer a small group of 20 to 25 teacher leaders in southwestern Ohio the opportunity to connect their school initiatives with makerspaces and hands-on learning to the strategies and pedagogy of the educational maker movement. They will learn techniques and design projects, collaborate with colleagues, and return to their districts with working knowledge of hands-on learning approaches. The Camp will have its intellectual grounding in the work of maker movement educators Sylvia Martinez and Gary Steger, authors of Invent To Learn, a widely known work in the field of making and engineering in the classroom. Each camper will receive a copy of the new edition of the book, as well as access to CET’s video interviews with Ms. Martinez about hands-on learning and its connections to K-12 education, next generation science standards, design thinking, and pre-engineering instruction.

In this workshop, you will:

  1. Increase your enthusiasm for and understanding of hands-on learning strategies that bring making into the classroom
  2. Learn what a makerspace is and does, and how to create one in a school district
  3. Learn about the general pedagogy of making and hands-on learning, including early pioneers of the work.
  4. Create a three part “Think-Make-Improve” hands-on learning project to replicate in your school district.

Workshop length: fifteen hours; certificate provided. Cost: FREE!

July 31st, 2019 10:00 AM   through   August 2nd, 2019 4:00 PM
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

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