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Improvement
is no longer
the challenge
We should be asking
not how to do school
better, but different.
What do we
mean by
learning?
Creative
Confidence
Creative
Confidence is a
way of
“experiencing
the world that
generates new
approaches and
solutions.”
Your job isn't to CATCH UP
to the status quo;
the job is to CREATE and
BE the
status quo.
Seth Godin
Do not wait for instructions
"Imagine that the
world had no
middlemen, no
publishers, no bosses,
no HR folks, no one
telling you what you
couldn’t do. ...
be honest!
How many of you
refused to put a
credit card into a
machine 15 years
ago?
Yet…….
How many of you
have sent an
emoji?
Why is this
important?
Problem with
Schools
• Developing these mindsets are
not in the “curriculum”
• How much time do we challenge
students to i...
Coffeechug Cafe
I am a maker
Makerspace
s are more
than just
STEM and
engineering
If MAKERSPACES are so
powerful, then why are
they only in isolation?
What is your WOW?
What is your WOW?
–Johnny Appleseed
Paint Your Masterpiece
VISION
You need to have
the GUTS and
HEART and the
PASSION to
MAKE!
Ingredients
• an idea
• people to work with you
• a place to work
• materials
• money
What would our world
look like if more people
started projects, made a
ruckus, and took risks?
-Seth Godin
START
NOW
Are you ready
for make
challenge #2
Ready, Set, Design is a quick group
activity. It uses simple, inexpensive
materials and is an effective tool for
problem s...
Objective: Participants are
asked to solve an open-ended
problem with time and material
constraints.
“I need to keep a newborn baby
warm in a place with no
electricity.”
share
Let’s light a fire...
shall we?
Unlimited Potential
http://www.pitsco.com/Classroom_Solutions/?tree=11&art=1032
3
Where Do Good
Ideas Come
From?
3 Easy Steps
1. Don’t think about it.
2. Just start.
3. Keep starting.
Don’t bother just to
be better than your
contemporaries or
predecessors. Try to be
better than yourself.
William Faulkner
The biggest
obstacle to
overcome was
myself.
Gretchen Rubin
Change your
PERCEPTION?
Why will I be successful in this class even if
I've never been successful before?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44551921@N04/62407075
If students had a choice to go to your
classroom, would you have an emp...
Make it HAPPEN
NOW!
“Education is
what someone
tells you to do.
Learning is
what you do
for yourself.”
-Skillshare Manifesto
Do not ask
“What will I innovate today?”
Ask
“What problem in the world needs a solution?”
no one says “go”
All ideas are wasted if
When you do THIS,
what happens?
When you do
THAT, what
happens?
Kevin Ashton
“The encouraging part is that everyone can
create. The challenging part is that there is no
magic moment of c...
Most of our world is made of
innovations inherited from
people long forgotten—not
people who were rare but
people who were...
MAKE something DIFFERENT
MAKE something INNOVATIVE
MAKE something AWESOMESAUCE
Questions
and Pulse
Check
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design
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Maker Workshop Part 2: Improvement and Ready Set Design

  1. 1. Improvement is no longer the challenge
  2. 2. We should be asking not how to do school better, but different.
  3. 3. What do we mean by learning?
  4. 4. Creative Confidence Creative Confidence is a way of “experiencing the world that generates new approaches and solutions.”
  5. 5. Your job isn't to CATCH UP to the status quo; the job is to CREATE and BE the status quo. Seth Godin
  6. 6. Do not wait for instructions
  7. 7. "Imagine that the world had no middlemen, no publishers, no bosses, no HR folks, no one telling you what you couldn’t do. If you lived in that world, what would you do? Go. Do That." "Imagine that the world had no middlemen, no publishers, no bosses, no HR folks, no one telling you what you couldn’t do. If you lived in that world, what would you do? Go. Do That."
  8. 8. be honest!
  9. 9. How many of you refused to put a credit card into a machine 15 years ago?
  10. 10. Yet……. How many of you have sent an emoji?
  11. 11. Why is this important?
  12. 12. Problem with Schools • Developing these mindsets are not in the “curriculum” • How much time do we challenge students to initiate? • Schools are programmed • jazz band song selections • athletic plays • school projects
  13. 13. Coffeechug Cafe I am a maker
  14. 14. Makerspace s are more than just STEM and engineering
  15. 15. If MAKERSPACES are so powerful, then why are they only in isolation?
  16. 16. What is your WOW?
  17. 17. What is your WOW?
  18. 18. –Johnny Appleseed Paint Your Masterpiece VISION
  19. 19. You need to have the GUTS and HEART and the PASSION to MAKE!
  20. 20. Ingredients • an idea • people to work with you • a place to work • materials • money
  21. 21. What would our world look like if more people started projects, made a ruckus, and took risks? -Seth Godin
  22. 22. START NOW
  23. 23. Are you ready for make challenge #2
  24. 24. Ready, Set, Design is a quick group activity. It uses simple, inexpensive materials and is an effective tool for problem solving, creative thinking and team building.
  25. 25. Objective: Participants are asked to solve an open-ended problem with time and material constraints.
  26. 26. “I need to keep a newborn baby warm in a place with no electricity.”
  27. 27. share
  28. 28. Let’s light a fire... shall we?
  29. 29. Unlimited Potential http://www.pitsco.com/Classroom_Solutions/?tree=11&art=1032 3
  30. 30. Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
  31. 31. 3 Easy Steps 1. Don’t think about it. 2. Just start. 3. Keep starting.
  32. 32. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner
  33. 33. The biggest obstacle to overcome was myself. Gretchen Rubin
  34. 34. Change your PERCEPTION?
  35. 35. Why will I be successful in this class even if I've never been successful before?
  36. 36. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44551921@N04/62407075 If students had a choice to go to your classroom, would you have an empty room?
  37. 37. Make it HAPPEN NOW!
  38. 38. “Education is what someone tells you to do. Learning is what you do for yourself.” -Skillshare Manifesto
  39. 39. Do not ask “What will I innovate today?”
  40. 40. Ask “What problem in the world needs a solution?”
  41. 41. no one says “go” All ideas are wasted if
  42. 42. When you do THIS, what happens? When you do THAT, what happens?
  43. 43. Kevin Ashton “The encouraging part is that everyone can create. The challenging part is that there is no magic moment of creation. Creators spend almost all their time creating, persevering despite doubt, failure, ridicule, and rejection until they succeed in making something new and useful. There are no tricks, shortcuts, or get creative quick schemes. The process is ordinary, even if the outcome is not. Creating is not magic but work.
  44. 44. Most of our world is made of innovations inherited from people long forgotten—not people who were rare but people who were common. What will you make today?
  45. 45. MAKE something DIFFERENT
  46. 46. MAKE something INNOVATIVE
  47. 47. MAKE something AWESOMESAUCE
  48. 48. Questions and Pulse Check

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