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BIG News! the Makerspace in Kindergarten is a dream come true

Listen and learn

Listen and learn : Lecture

Sunday, June 23, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: 103A

Hilda Luna   Paulina Rizzo Saravia  
Learn the benefits of integrating a maker and STEAM education in kindergarten. We'll present our methodologies, learning design models and best practices for a successful journey of a Makerspace implementation in preschool. This session is a must if you would like to create tomorrow's innovators!

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and the impact of learning with technology with other education leaders who want to learn from this work.
For Educators:
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is that participants learn than through the implementation of the makerspace, teachers have been able to design learning experiences that accommodate the interests and needs of children as individuals. Autonomy is also encouraged and an indispensable minimum is guaranteed, both in knowledge and in skills and attitudes, without establishing limits on the abilities of the students. The design of the space is planned with the purpose of going through the 4 stages of the design process that we have implemented in the Oakhill Preschool.
Teachers are accompanied in the process of designing experiences that balance the content of each grade with the children's interest and use of technology as a tool to solve a current problem that is significant by having a real impact in its immediate and global context.
Attendees will also learn:
-Our methodology for alternative learning environments design.
-Our model for Maker STEAM challenges design.
-Our Maker STEAM Manifesto that can be implemented in any Preschool.

As a bonus: They will access our blog, where we share with other educators the different practices carried out in preschool including challenges, difficulties, achievements and the way in which the use of the makerspace and technology has changed the paradigm of how the child learns and how we should teach.


Intro video - 5 mins
Disruptive Maker STEAM LIVE! Experience - 15 mins
Context - 5 mins
Methodologies and tools - 15 mins
Best practices - 10 mins
Q&A - 10 mins

Supporting research

*The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning https://casel.org/preschool-and-elementary-edition-casel-guide/
*Making Deeper Learners. A Tinkering Learning Dimensions Framework http://csl.nsta.org/2018/07/making-deeper-learners/
*How Can Understanding What We Value as Educators Shape What We Assess in Our Classrooms? http://agencybydesign.org.s219538.gridserver.com/valuesshapemcl/

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Hilda Luna, Alpes San Javier
Paulina Rizzo Saravia, Instituto Alpes San Javier

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