The Be a Maker Teacher Studio begins work for the 2017-2018 school year on Oct. 25th, 2017.
What is it?
The Be a Maker Studio is a group of educators who come together once or twice per month to learn how to teach through making.
When and where?
**All meetings take place at Brinn Labs in Milwaukee and run from 4:30-7:00pm.**
Brinn Labs Address: Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St., Milwaukee, WI
What is making? What is a makerspace?
Making is the process of designing, building or crafting, and tinkering with artifacts, physical, digital, or otherwise.
A makerspace is a place where people come together and make artifacts, either physical, digital, or otherwise.
These definitions ARE NOT SET, and part of our work will be to surface our own definitions of making, makers, maker spaces, and learners.
What can I expect from my participation in the Be a Maker Teacher Studio?
*Contact with people who make (i.e. artists, computer scientists, designers, game developers, engineers) for purposes OTHER THAN education
*Time to pursue and develop curricula and learning experiences for your students, either individually or with relevant team members
* Contact with informal education sites, like Betty Brinn Children's Museum (our host), and their resources
* Social connection with educators from different settings who bring different expertise
* A more sophisticated understanding of making, makers, STEAM-based learning, and the possibilities and barriers to teaching through a maker lens in K-12 environments
What are my options for participation?
Come anytime, when you feel like it, for however long it works for you. This can be once, it can be for a period of months, or it can be each time. There is no obligation for any work that does not benefit you.
Sponsored by Rockwell Automation