Big Ideas

What is a maker mindset? How would this look at my school?

 

Driving Question

What is your vision for making at your school?

Deliverables

Makerspace plan for your school and challenge

8:30-9:00

Arrive, Welcome

 

9:00-10:30

3D Design and Printing (Telus Spark Staff)

10:30-12:00

Exploring Tech for the Classroom (Telus Spark Staff)

12:00-12:45

Lunch

12:45-1:00

Learning Specialist Joan Kollewyn: What technology is available in RVS

1:00-1:15

What is a maker mindset? What is your vision for making in your school? Add to Knoweldge Commons

 

1:15-2:15

Maker tool: Consider the four main points of designing your makerspace.

Where: Where is this happening? Sign out bins? Mobile carts? Learning commons? The space influences how it will be used! If it is in a classroom, chances are only that class will have regular access to it.

What: Tech is great, but you can start a makerspace with very limited technology. Take stock of what you have in your school: check stock rooms, secret storage rooms for old computers, keyboards, headphones, constructions paper, glue, pipe cleaners, speakers, gym equipment etc

Who: Take social capital inventory: what interests and abilities lie in your staff? Consider emailing/newsletter to parents and parent council to ask for support, special skills and interests of people that may want to help

How: Connect back to your vision for this space. Will will this be facilitated?

2:10-2:25

Share and GASP Feedback

2:25-2:45

Revise

2:45-3:15

Challenge: your challenge is that you must lead a maker challenge in your school. On your tool, write out the challenge and who, what and where. (This could be at a staff meeting, with your class or homeroom, or even just a grade team.)

3:30 Depart