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Workshop Title: Making and Tinkering to Empower Youth Engagement in STEAM
Professional Development Theme: STEAM Series
Date: June 16th (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Audience: STEAM instructors
LevelUP at Ford City Mall
7601 S. Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60652
Location notes: LevelUP is down the hall adjacent to the main building of Ford City Mall (7601 S Cicero, Chicago, IL 60652). If driving, enter the mall property from 76th street and park on the southeast side of the main building near JCPenney. You will know you are in the right part of the parking lot if there are theaters behind you, you are facing JCPenney and the Mall Security Office is to the left of JCPenney. Enter the building through the doors beneath the blue awning between JCPenney and Security. We will be in the second space on your right.
If you are taking public transportation, take the Orange Line to Midway, then the 54B South bus 2 miles to Ford City Mall (the bus stops at a marked area in the lot at the exit from the station). The bus will drop you off at the door to the mall. Find JCPenney (turn right into the main hall and go to the far end of the mall). We will be down the hall to the right of JCPenney and on your left.
Workshop Description:Whether in a sports, arts, or STEM program, teens at ASM are often building, producing, creating, designing, and imagining a product or technique. Making and tinkering, as forms of exploration, are powerful instructional strategies to engage teens. Join us at Level Up, a community-based organization and teen maker space on Chicago's South Side, where we will experience making as learners. ASM instructor Jackie Moore will lead us through activities using everyday materials and discuss the power of collaborative making to engage teens in our programs - with particular attention to how making empowers youth who may not readily identify with science, tech, or engineering. We'll learn technical skills such as soldering, circuit design, and physical design and apply those skills to a group project, which can be used across all content areas. We'll also discuss the burgeoning maker movement and maker spaces that are popping up throughout the city and how they might be an asset to your program.
So bring your creativity, curiosity, and imagination and be ready to "make!"
Jackie Moore, After School Matters Instructor
Bio: Read a mentor spotlight about Jackie Moore by clicking on this link
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After School Matters
After School Matters® is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through science37®, sports37®, tech37®, words37® and the nationally recognized gallery37® programs.
We provide these programs through a network of public and private partnerships that include Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library, and community organizations throughout the city. We have been recognized nationally for our innovative approach to coordinating city resources and delivering unique and diverse programs. Our hands-on, project-based programs expose teens to rewarding careers and help them develop marketable job skills.