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Friday, October 7 • 13:30 - 14:30
Developing a Great MakerSpace: Choosing the Fast Path! FILLING

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Much that has been written about the advantages of MakerSpaces within schools. Unfortunately, the common advice tends to encourage a path to development that uses phrases like "grassroots movement," "growing over time," and "slow and steady." With Papert's Theory of Constructionism (1980) approaching its 40th anniversary, haven't we (educators, students, and parents) waited long enough? In this workshop, participants will learn the story of how one school went from initial discussion to full implementation of a MakerSpace within 8 months. Participants will learn strategies for: starting discussions, building enthusiasm, developing vision, reaching (enough) consensus, designing a space, equipping a MakerSpace, designing curriculum, and addressing logistical implications.  


Dan Keller

Elementary Principal, Saigon South International School

Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 GMT+07
ES Makerspace