Maker Spaces are environments rich in both tools and materials and encourage students to 'think with their hands'. When maker spaces are present within a culture of design thinking, a unique ecology of problem-finding, innovative thinking and creative play blossoms. In this workshop we will investigate how teachers can leverage children's love of making to develop programs in schools that encourage innovation, problem-finding, creativity, collaboration and problem-solving. We will look at ways that curriculum can support and encourage children to discover problems that will inspire them to seek creative solutions in an engaging and playful environment.
Friday and Saturday - 8:30 - 4:00PM
Coffee/Tea and lunch will be provided.
Full hotel, travel and visa information can be found here.
For more information please contact Angela Ke.
About the presenter
An international teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Learning2 Leader with almost 25 years experience, John Rinker has been using tools, both analog and digital, most of his life to make cool things. He is inspired to leverage the best that technology has to offer in creating meaningful educational challenges for each of his students. His DIY mindset challenges him to look at problems in novel ways and to create imaginative solutions. John loves teaching because he gets to hang around with kids who are inclined towards creativity, invention, and play.