Maker Workshops Coming to Ann Arbor!

Maker Workshops Coming to Ann Arbor!

Please help us spread the word to interested librarians and educators within driving distance of Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Thanks to funding from the U-M Third Century Initiative and the UMSI Founders Fund, Michigan Makers is hosting two free Making Maker Learners conferences for those who work with K-8 students in formal or informal settings. Join us for a conversation about how we can harness learners‘ curiosity and help them program, tinker, construct, engineer, sew, and make their own creations. There will be time for discussion, hands-on experimentation, and even giveaways.

Those who work with K-8 students in informal learning settings (e.g., public libraries, community centers, and after school programs) should register for the Saturday, March 28 session.

Those who work with K-8 students in formal classroom settings, including school librarians, should register for the Saturday sessions on April 18 and 25, because they include a focus on assessment of maker learning. Thanks to our colleagues in the U-M School of Education, SCECH credits are available and free!

(As Michigan Makers does not work with high school students, these workshops are not well-suited to those who work with high schoolers.)

For more details and to register, please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/makingmakers/

For questions, please email the conference coordinator at makingmakers@umich.edu.

For a preview of the Michigan Makers makerspace model, please view this video:

 

Hope to see you there!

– Kristin Fontichiaro

[photo credit: University of Michigan Photography]

 

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