EduMakers Unconference Fall 2017 - Georgia Southern University College of Education

With the growing need for individuals who are competent in STEM and computing domains, there is a parallel push for creating spaces that allow students to learn key concepts in these fields by doing hands-on activities and creating personally and socially meaningful artifacts. Given the focus on making, skills in engineering, design, and creativity becomes crucial. Teaching in these spaces and contexts, therefore, requires different sets of instructional activities, procedures, and approaches compared to traditional models for teaching and learning in schools. At this point, instead of trying to navigate a new territory individually, teachers can benefit from coming together, creating professional learning networks, and sharing their knowledge and experiences with one another.

On October 7, 2017 from 9 am until noon, Georgia Southern University’s College of Education will proudly hold the 1st EduMakers Unconference for area teachers, media specialists, and other interested parties to share their expertise in creating and teaching in makerspaces and STEM/STEAM labs. This will be a for teachers, by teachers event. During this half-day event, teachers will get together to:

Share what they are doing
Learn what they could be doing
Meet and connect with others with similar interests

Possible Topics (all grounded in teaching and learning)

  • Coding/programming
  • Game design
  • 3D printing & laser cutters
  • Robotics
  • Electronics and microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Micro:bit, etc. )
  • Makerspace design (bring pictures of yours)
  • Makerspace organization (bring pictures or samples)
  • Makerspace specialization? (robotics, biology, etc.)
  • Making and all content areas
  • More!

Also get a chance to win some door prizes, including:

Credits:

Created with images by laterjay - "robot robotics lego" • scsibug - "DSCF1018.jpg" • mebner1 - "printer 3d pressure"

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