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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? 

2017-2018 Dates: 

**All meetings at The Be a Maker Space at Betty Brinn Children's Museum in Milwaukee and run from 4:30-7:00pm.** 

NEW LOCATION STARTING DEC. 13th!

Betty Brinn Children's Museum Address: 

Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St., Milwaukee, WI

October 25th

November 29th

December 13th 

January 24th

February 28th

March 14th 

April 25th

May 30th

June 15th at Teacher Research Symposium at University of Wisconsin (Details TBA)

 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? 

Option 1: 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. 

Option 2: Participate for course credit! Learn more here . 

- Non-credit option ($350.00 for the year for 3 CEUS)

- UW Action Research Credit option (500.00 for the year for 3 credits)

 

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