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Monday, November 27 • 8:00am - 3:00pm
Student-Centered Makerspace as a 21st Century Playground

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Makerspaces help develop social skills, self-esteem and maturity, as well as facilitate pressure-free learning, teach risk taking and experimenting, and promote growth from failure. Engaging technology drives makerspaces, but the most important factor is an atmosphere that supports all stages of learning and reinforces a sense of mastery and accomplishment through valuable play. How do you create an environment that enables creativity, freedom in design, and problem solving? Explore how educators can identify tech that allows kids to access their inner geek in a comfortable space. Tools are featured that help kids exercise their voice, level the playing field and enhance inclusion. Discuss overcoming the inner conflicts teachers face in student-centered learning. Learn how to create a student-centered makerspace fueled by collaboration, how to arrange a mobile version, and how to access existing support and funding. Become students to empathize with their experiences and foster a growth mindset, reflect on the ideas that emerge and discuss implementing them. End by using the design process to reinforce the changes as you build a plan to transform uncertainty into growth. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Irina Tuule, Co-founder, Eduporium, and Andy Larmand, Eduporium)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm EST
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