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Making Makerspaces Matter:
Design Thinking for All Learners
MakerSpaces are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create,
invent, and learn. They often have 3D printers, so...
• Little Bits
• Cubelets
• Spheros
• Puff Ball Lancher
Centers
• Makey Makey
• Squishy Circuits
• Q-ba Maze
Elementary Program
• Focused on students in co-taught
classes
• Small group of students in a social
skills group
• Expande...
Elementary: Started with pull-out and two co-taught classes
Introduction to Geo-Caching
Elementary FACES Program
Focus: Maker Activities
Expanding Elementary Program: Integrated Classes
3D Printed Explorer Symbol Cookie Cutters
www.cookiecaster.com
Group Projects
Use Your sketch and clay to create an
object that would help the
Littles through the Dark Woods
Time to Feed The Littles!!
MakerMondays
• 6 weeks
• 2-5th Graders
• Goal: Develop Mentors
for Summer Program
MakerMondays
Where we are going…
Elementary Program
• Faculty Training for ALL Teachers
• Continued Programs During
School Day
• Expand...
Tina Coffey
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
Roanoke County Schools
Email: tcoffey@rcs.k12.va.us
Jessica McClung
...
Making Makerspaces Matter: Design Thinking for All Learners (VCEC15)
Making Makerspaces Matter: Design Thinking for All Learners (VCEC15)
Making Makerspaces Matter: Design Thinking for All Learners (VCEC15)
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Making Makerspaces Matter: Design Thinking for All Learners (VCEC15)

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Presentation for Virginia Children's Engineering Conference 2015 -- Makerspaces in Special Education by Meg Swecker, Jessic McClung, Patricia Gentry, and Tina Coffey; Roanoke County Schools

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Making Makerspaces Matter: Design Thinking for All Learners (VCEC15)

  1. 1. Making Makerspaces Matter: Design Thinking for All Learners
  2. 2. MakerSpaces are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. They often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.
  3. 3. • Little Bits • Cubelets • Spheros • Puff Ball Lancher Centers • Makey Makey • Squishy Circuits • Q-ba Maze
  4. 4. Elementary Program • Focused on students in co-taught classes • Small group of students in a social skills group • Expanded to integrated classrooms, FACES program, and MakerMondays (afterschool program) Target Students Middle School Program • Focused on students in self-contained classes
  5. 5. Elementary: Started with pull-out and two co-taught classes
  6. 6. Introduction to Geo-Caching
  7. 7. Elementary FACES Program
  8. 8. Focus: Maker Activities Expanding Elementary Program: Integrated Classes
  9. 9. 3D Printed Explorer Symbol Cookie Cutters www.cookiecaster.com Group Projects
  10. 10. Use Your sketch and clay to create an object that would help the Littles through the Dark Woods
  11. 11. Time to Feed The Littles!!
  12. 12. MakerMondays • 6 weeks • 2-5th Graders • Goal: Develop Mentors for Summer Program
  13. 13. MakerMondays
  14. 14. Where we are going… Elementary Program • Faculty Training for ALL Teachers • Continued Programs During School Day • Expanding to more schools • More After-School Programs • K-1 Students • One Day Workshops • Summer Program Middle Program • Explore more tools • Littlebits, E-Textiles, Cubelets, 3D Printer • Summer Program • Hope for separate space
  15. 15. Tina Coffey Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Roanoke County Schools Email: tcoffey@rcs.k12.va.us Jessica McClung Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Roanoke County Schools Email: jmmclung@rcs.k12.va.us Patricia Gentry Special Education Teacher Roanoke County Schools Email: pgentry@rcs.k12.va.us Meg Swecker Coordinator of Technology Integration Roanoke County Schools Email: mswecker@rcs.k12.va.us Download Presentation And More Info www.stemcrazyteachers.com

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