Friday, August 9 • 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Not a Fad: Why makerspaces make good learning environments

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Drawing on scholarly research and data collected as part of The Wisconsin Teacher Studio, this presentation will make a case for investing in making as a way to meet organizational and scholarly learning goals in your institution.
While makerspaces are certainly proliferating in learning environments (both formal and informal), it is clear that they require the investment in terms of time, materials, labor, and professional learning. So, are they worth it?
The answer is yes, they are. In fact, makerspaces are environments where one can meet a variety of learning and organizational goals including, but not limited to: design-based/project-based learning opportunities for students which afford differentiation and personalization, teaching and learning for social justice, multi-modal literacy, to name a few.
To make this case,  this presentation will share data collected from educators in diverse environments (informal and formal) about the benefits of learning through making, for their students, and also for themselves. 

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Emily Schindler

Doctoral Candidate, University of Wisconsin

Mike Cook

Brinn Labs

Bill Pariso

Brinn Labs

Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Fifth Quarter Studio 2nd Floor

Attendees (18)