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Attracting Curiosity - EAInnovates2015

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Presentation from a workshop at the Episcopal Academy Innovation in Teaching 2015 conference in Philadelphia, PA. The workshop's goal was to provide participants with an introductory MakerEd experience that showcased learning content through tinkering.

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Attracting Curiosity - EAInnovates2015

  1. 1. Jim Tiffin Jr. - @JimTiffinJr Mount Vernon Presbyterian School EA Innovates – Episcopal Academy July 13 - 16, 2015 ImageCredit:“Magnet”,JohnKeoghviaFlickr,CCBY-NC2.0
  2. 2. Timeslot Plan Overview of the next 60+ minutes maker- centered learning time with each other… • Philosophies • Discoveries • “Builderies”
  3. 3. (Some of) My Goals for Maker-centered Learning • Develop innovative habits of mind… • Promote agency… • Create opportunities for collaboration and idea exchanges… • Become a contributing learner, not just a consuming learner…
  4. 4. Why Tinker? “Tinkering is a mindset – a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery.” Sylvia Martinez & Gary Stager Invent to Learn
  5. 5. Why Tinker? “Tinkering is a mindset – a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery.”
  6. 6. Why Tinker? “Tinkering is a mindset – a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery.”
  7. 7. Why Tinker? “Tinkering is a mindset – a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery.”
  8. 8. Why Tinker? “Tinkering is a mindset – a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery.”
  9. 9. Why Make? To Learn Content To Learn to Learn To Show Learning
  10. 10. Why Make? To Learn Content To Learn to Learn To Show Learning
  11. 11. Less Me, More You Exploring some of our components for today…
  12. 12. Tinker Time What behaviors of these magnets can you discover?
  13. 13. A Prompt for You “Create a levitation scene using magnets.”
  14. 14. Debriefing What other points can you raise? ImageCredit:“Rose”,byRossiAgungPviaFlickr,CCBY-NC2.0

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