Snap1B: Carving Out Time for All Students to Experience the Makerspace
Location: W176bc, Table 2
Listen and learn : Snapshot
Monday, June 25, 10:30–11:30 am
Location: W176bc, Table 2
Kevin Jarrett Kim Sivick Dr. Mordechai Smolarcik
Learn how one school took an overloaded dual-curriculum schedule and provided every student with a maker experience. Multi-disciplinary classes and videoconferencing enhanced and extended learning. With creative scheduling, students had the opportunity to “make something that matters,” using their hands, heads and hearts in a well-equipped makerspace.
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Innovative learning environments|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Administrators and Educators must adapt creative scheduling to give every student the opportunity to explore, design and create.
Schedules are always a challenge and interdisciplinary opportunities are rarely given the needed time. This session will introduce creative scheduling, reinforce the benefits of such collaboration and offer participants a chance to discuss their school's challenges and possible solutions.
Lecture and small breakout groups will give participants the opportunity to learn from one another.
The success of one school's block scheduling involving multiple disciplines will be discussed and departmental teacher reflections will be shared.
Evidence of success will be demonstrated via a short highlight video.
topic - Creative scheduling to give every student a chance to create in the MakerSpace. Specific attention will be given to schools with highly academic and dual curriculums.
Speakers - each speaker will introduce themselves and their roles both in the school and as a remote educator
The deconstruction process and rebuilding of a 1st-8th grade schedule
photos of the space, students and projects
student, faculty, administrative and parent reflections
What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3758336
What Makes a Great Makerspace? By John K. Waters 10/20/16
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids by Anne Carey, Ana Dziengel
Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace
by Colleen Graves and Aaron Graves
Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspacesby Paulo Blikstein and Sylvia Libow Martinez
Kevin Jarrett is an award-winning teacher-educator, author, speaker, and respected STEM / Maker Education consultant. Everything he does is grounded in the belief that giving students the opportunity to imagine and create innovative solutions to real-world problems helps them develop the skills, dispositions, and adaptable mindset needed to survive and thrive in an uncertain future. He also believes that making in general and the school maker movement in specific presents a unique opportunity to put students in charge of their own learning. He helps schools embrace maker-centered educational programs, by designing awe-inspiring learning spaces and experiences.
Kim Sivick is the Director of Technology Innovation at the Katz Hillel Day School. Kim’s journey includes time as a classroom teacher and a technology coordinator. Kim served as the Director of Organizational and Professional Development at the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. Kim is a co-founder of Edcamp, a non-profit global organization devoted to free, participant-driven professional development for teachers. She has presented at numerous educational conferences including NAIS, TABS, ISTE, and ASCD. Kim has received several awards and accolades including an invitation to Microsoft Headquarters to participate in the National Microsoft Innovative Educators Forum.
Rabbi Dr. Smolarcik was one of 25 regional awardees of the 2016 Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education recognizing talented educators in North America who utilize 21st-century skills in their classrooms. In Addition, his iPad based Talmud curriculum was funded by the Mayberg Family Foundation in their annual Jewish Education Innovation Challenge grant. Smolarcik, a faculty member of Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, is the school's Talmud & Technology chair and a Middle School Judaic teacher. Smolarcik has been involved in Jewish education for more than 30 years and has a doctorate in clinical psychology.