Big Idea: How might we build opportunities and places for students to create innovative solutions to authentic problems?
Driving Questions: What are the critical elements of Maker Spaces? How might we build a tinkering and making culture in our schools? What are the elements in creating a good maker challenge for students? What does good facilitation of a Maker Space or challenge look like and sound like?
- Pre Trip Reflection: Consider (Individually or as a team):
- What do you already know about the Maker Movement?
- What are looking for in this trip?
- What are the themes you want to explore and reflect on?
Pre Trip Research:
Maker Movement Videos:
Maker Spaces in Edmonton Schools
Project H: https://youtu.be/pWYqY9HHeuE
Maker Movement Articles:
Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education
The Maker Movement and the Humanities: Giving Students A Larger Toolbox
Site Visit Background Information:
Edmonton Public Library Maker Space http://www.epl.ca/makerspace
May 24, 2017 Agenda
8:45 Meet at Education Centre in Airdrie
9:00 Travel to Ponoka Secondary School Maker Space http://psc.wolfcreek.ab.ca
11:00 Site Visit of Ponoka Secondary
1:00 Bus departs Ponoka for Edmonton
2:00 Arrive in Downtown Edmonton near the Enterprise Square Library (downtown) 10212 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB. Walk and talk around the around until 3pm.
3:00 Tour Edmonton Public Library Maker Space
4:00 Depart for the hotel.
4:15 Check into West Edmonton Mall Inn. http://weminn.com/about-us
6:00 Meet for group dinner and continued debrief and reflection
May 25, 2017 Agenda
8:30am Visit and Tour Centre High Campus http://centrehigh.epsb.ca Learn more about Centre High https://youtu.be/QwQz0Qi4XzI
10:00am Visit and Tour Keheewin School with Lissa Davies. Story about Lissa and their space: http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/makerspaces-explode-in-popularity-in-schools
11:30am Bus departs for Red Deer
1:00pm Lunch in Red Deer
3:00pm Arrive back in Airdrie for drop off to personal vehicles at the Education Centre in Airdrie.