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.
For questions, please email the conference coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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]