Maker Space Site Visits for RVS teachers and Administrators –March 8, 2018

Big Idea: A makerspace is a place where learners can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials.

Norms

  • Be Fully Present
  • Assume a Beginner’s Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and Channel your inner Roy Group coach and coachee.
  • Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort and have an awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere.
  • Make, Create, Do
  • We use processes and protocols that help us to be collaborative and creative together.

Driving Questions

How might we develop spaces and instructional design where students make, create and do things that matter to themselves and their communities?

Goals

An introduction to the visual learning design process from Rocky View Schools.
Learn and Practice Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project ideation using the Program of Studies.
To develop a collaborative team approach to instructional design that focuses on reflection on experience.

Deliverables

Shared reflections on the Maker Movement and Maker Spaces.

I Wish Collaborative Brainstorm for next steps.

An expanded network of community and divisional partners developed for Maker Initiatives.

March 8, 2018

08:30am Meet at the Airdrie Education Centre for Introductions and transportation. 

08:45am Arrive at Tom Baines School to meet with David Hogg to learn about his Maker Space and program

10:00am Arrive at Robert Thirsk High School to tour the different Maker Spaces

11:30am Arrive at Fuse33 to tour Calgary’s largest Maker Space

12:30pm Lunch at the University of Calgary

1:30pm Schulich School of Engineering Laker Space: https://library.ucalgary.ca/makerspace/

2:30pm Debrief the day and ideate some next steps.

3:00pm Departure