Full STEAM Ahead: Next Stop MakerEd

(BYOD Session - 9:45am - 11:40am)
Speaker: Katie Perez, Education Consultant, ESSDACK
Day/Time: Wednesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: K - 5 Tech Level: All
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

The move from STEAM to MakerEd is an emerging trend in elementary classrooms across the country. In this BYOD two hour, hands-on session, we will explore together! You will be given the opportunity to explore resources and tech tools that will help elevate your own understanding of how powerful MakerEd in the elementary classroom can be. Teachers considering how an elementary makerspace can take student engagement to the next level will find this interactive session practical and captivating. We will begin by engaging in module challenges that include robots, 3D printing, coding, & circuitry to identify the academic and social learning involved. We will then discuss how to build a makerspace considering management, operation, and content learning. You will leave this session KNOWING how a makerspace for lower elementary can be managed in the library or in the classroom. *Bringing a laptop or iPad is highly encouraged!

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/127dU6xjLUDryu9h4Wgr4l0TVGsxAOhLRappRPt-mOEg/edit

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