Leticia Citizen, a 23-year educator, is a Samsung Education Coach interested in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers to help augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom methods. Leticia dedicates her life to social justice, teaching through an equity lens, and providing intentional and engaging PD. She is a co-founder of Equity In Action CA and Tech.Teach.Grow, LLC. Leticia is an ambassador and trainer for various digital tools including Nearpod, Wakelet, Newsela, and Flipgrid. She’s Google Certified and an MIE Expert.
Judy, Teaching & Learning Consultant for All Covered, has been an educator for over 15 years. She previously taught in a 1:1 laptop environment at Rosary Academy. When Rosary adopted a campus-wide 1:1 laptop program, Judy accepted the position of Director of Educational Technology. In this role, she supported teachers with blended/flipped instruction and developed an online summer program. Judy passionately loves working with teachers to accomplish their educational goals. Currently, Judy has been partnering with teachers to experiment on effectively integrating 3D Building, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality into their curriculum.
During this hands-on workshop, we'll link 2D design and 3D modeling to collaborative quilting bees and the use of symbols and codes in hanging quilts that guided enslaved African people and their descendants to freedom. Be prepared to personalize your coded quilt with symbols that represent your story.
Grade level: PK-12
Skill level: Beginner
Purpose & objective
Participants will learn about the legend of how a safe house along the Underground Railroad was often indicated by a quilt hanging from a clothesline or windowsill.
Participants will create four symbols using Google Drawings, to download images as PNG files.
Participants will design a three-dimensional quilt using personal symbols (as code), then import the symbols as SVG files into Tinkercad 3D Design to create 3D patterned quilts.
15 mins - Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad 10 mins - Symbol Reflection Exercise in Jamboard 20 mins - Drawing Quilt Squares in Google Drawings 10 mins - Tinkercad Lesson 20 mins - Creating 3D Quilt with Tinkercad 10 mins - Sharing 5 mins - Reflection Space
Using Wakelet to present, presenters will guide participants to * use shared link to join Wakelet to access all activities. * annotate primary sources about the Underground Railroad and Quilt Codes. * reflect on a Jamboard about symbols that represent their lives * use Google Drawings to draw symbols chosen in Jamboard activity * convert downloaded “png” files from Google Drawings to “svg” files * Upload “svg” files to Tinkercad to create a 4x4 quilt to tell their story
The lesson was modified from the original lesson “3D Quilt Codes and the Tinkercad Cypher” created by Dr. Nettrice Gaskins (https://www.instructables.com/3D-Quilt-Codes-the-Tinkercad-Cypher/) It is a framework rooted in STEAM, culturally response resources, and the design thinking process.
This lesson was supported by STAR, a Biogen Foundation Initiative. The Lesley Team includes faculty and staff in the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab, Science in Education, the Center for Mathematics Achievement, and other related Lesley University departments and programs.