Leading Change through Making
This one day, hands-on training is for school and institution leaders, program directors and coordinators interested in combining STEAM materials with Maker pedagogy, frameworks, and practices to build a culture of Innovation at their school or institution. Participants learn the fundamentals of building this Maker Culture, strategies to get members of your community involved, and develop a plan of action to get started
This workshop helps participants build an understanding of what Making is and why schools and institutions should be incorporating it inside and outside of the classroom. Participants experience making through a rapid prototyping activity and explore the Pedagogical framework that supports Making in schools and institutions.
The workshop identifies the key components of Maker culture and makes recommendations on how to create and develop these. Participants explore ways to create learning practices that incorporate Design Thinking, STEAM and Making, developing dispositions and mindsets, integration, In addition, the common roadblocks in Maker Culture such as, gender issues, engaging the parent community, and providing access to Materials and Tools are explored.
Hosting a Program
This program only operates at a host school or institution and runs for a cohort of their leadership. It is only available to schools or institutions that are running a Maker Educator Certificate and must be scheduled the day before or after.
Consilience is a non-profit, global education innovation company that supports institutions and educators to transform teaching and learning. We provide leadership training and professional development in the areas of Innovation Leadership, Technology Integration, STEAM & Maker Education, Online Learning, and Learning Analytics. For more information about our work please visit our website at www.consiliencelearning.org