Kristin Fontichiaro, Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Co-Presenters: Greg Austic, Game Designer, Austic Labs; Emily Puckett Rodgers, Open.Michigan, University of Michigan; Jan Toth-Chernin, Greenhills School

Presenting from: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Presentation Language: English

Target Audience(s): K-12 educators, community educators, university staff and faculty
Short Session Description (one line): Four panelists share their thoughts and experiences with badging for learning, makerspaces for inquiry learning, game design, and e-textile projects.

Full Session Description :
Today’s students and teachers want robust and multidimensional learning experiences in their K-12 classrooms. Makerspaces, hackerspaces, and libraries are emerging as key out-of-school hubs for out-of-school learning. In some cities, these entities work in parallel but not in partnership.

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, however, K-12 educators, graduate students, entrepreneurs, academics, and university staff members are in the early days of pooling our expertise. Game designers learn tips from K-12 educators, and professors learn from makerspace enthusiasts.  We’re excited about the potential for bringing together different perspectives, networks, skill sets, and knowledge so that great learning happens throughout our community.

Join us for a panel discussion in which we explore our experiences with makerspaces for inquiry learning, badging, e-textiles, and open educational resources … and the power of sharing what we know.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: Will share in presentation

Tags: OER, STRAND1, community, design, e-textiles, education, game, informal, inquiry, learning, More…makerspaces, open, resources

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