The Madison Teacher Studio begins work for the 2017-2018 school year on Oct. 2nd, 2017.
What is it?
The Madison Teacher 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 at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library-Central and run from 4:30-7:00pm.**
Nov. 6th, 2017
Dec. 4th, 2017
Jan. 8th, 2017
Feb. 5th, 2017
Mar. 5th, 2017
Apr. 2nd, 2017
May 7th, 2017
Jun 4th, 2017
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 Madison
*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 The Bubbler at Madison Public Library (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)