Built to Learn
Build to Learn will focus on classroom practice that can support students on diverse and personal learning journeys, and how “deep dive” learning balances with traditional classroom structure. Many schools add Making and Design to promotional materials before deeply considering the material, pedagogical and teaching challenges implied by those terms.
In this workshop, participants will each design and build a personally compelling project that mixes physical construction, basic circuits and programming. Teachers will return to their classrooms with a complete exemplar project and the raw materials for new student projects. More importantly, each participant will have engaged in an authentic learning process and structured reflection. As it should be with our students, it will be with us: the work is the learning and the learning is the work.
Explore simple gateways into electronics and programming that offer powerful tools for any age.
Create a tangible, durable learning object to take home.
Construct a learning environment that allows students to build on their interests and experience to make and share meaningful things.
Develop skills in guiding student learning outside of our areas of expertise.
Refine wild ideas into compelling, and workable prompts for students.
Engage with Seymor Papert’s “hard fun” of learning.
This workshop will be suitable for educators of all levels. This includes homeroom and single subject teachers who want to expand their teaching craft, as well as coordinators looking to expand cross curricular inquiry. Join others who strive for their classrooms to be driven by their students’ curiosity and passion.
Workshop Leader Biography: Andrew Carle and Gary Donahue
Andrew Carle taught math and computer programing for over a decade before launching his first interdisciplinary Makers program at Flint Hill School in 2011. As that program grew, Andrew has led hands on workshops at local, state and national education conferences (FabLearn, VAIS, VSTE, NAIS), and is FabLearn Fellow Emeritus. He joined Chadwick International’s exemplary Design faculty in 2014.
Gary Donahue is a "Maker in Residence" and chair of the Technology Making Design Department at Chadwick Interntional. Gary's career highlights include spearheading the development of one of Asia's first K-12 makerspaces in 2010, holding a variety of teaching and admin positions at internationals schools in Honduras, Venezuela, and South Korea, consulting with many leading international schools on their MakerEd programs, presenting a workshop at TED India on collaborative global K-12 projects and working for one of the premier 21 century school architectural groups helping design future learning spaces and project-based schools.
Saturday 1 October
8.30 - 9.00 Introduction to the conference
9.00 - 10.30 Session One
10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)
11.00 - 1.00 Session Two
1.00 - 1.45 Lunch (lunch provided)
1.45 - 3.45 Session Three
Sunday 2 October
8.30 - 10.30 Session Four
10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)
11.00 - 1.00 Session Five (conclusion of workshop)
All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.
Early Bird Fee: US$260
Registration fee after the 31 August 2016: US$290
Registration fee after the 31 September 2016: US$320
Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 1 September, 2016 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed.
If Innovative Global Education is informed by 1 September, 2016 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 1 September, 2016 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.
If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from school or participant.
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