METC is excited to offer an academy focused on the MakerEd Movement for educators who enjoy inventing, designing and tinkering, and believe creativity and innovation are catalysts for student engagement. Maker and design thinking experiences foster a culture of asking questions, solving problems and develop an "I can do that!" confidence in young people. When we combine problem-solving activities with technology and the basics of rapid prototyping and digital fabrication, the sky's the limit!
In this creative and engaging academy, you will experience a challenging and collaborative environment. You will learn the basics of making and building rough prototypes by hand using simple tools such as paper, glue, and tape, as well as experience 3D printing. We will also explore Makerspace ideas, design a space and curate resources for a successful Maker environment. The MakerEd Academy is open to anyone interested in creating habits of active thinking.
MakerEd Academy Participants will:
• Engage in discussions and MakerEd excursions
• Reflect on personal learning through online chats and discussion forums
• Collaborate and curate resources and ideas for designing and making
• Construct an online system of support for a successful Makerspace
• Discover learning resources connected to the ISTE Standards and Future Ready Frameworks
• Explore contemporary and emerging technology resources to support all learners
• Experience the importance of self-directed learning and professional learning networks
Tuesday, October 9 at EducationPlus
Tuesday, November 13 at EducationPlus
Tuesday, December 11 at EducationPlus
Thursday, January 24 (joining the LMS Academy, location TBA)
Tuesday, February 12 at METC Conference
Tuesday, March 5 at EducationPlus
3.0 college credit hours available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Madlinger at 314.692.1212 for more information.