Part 2: Fall 2015 Labs
In the Active Teaching Lab on December 1, 2015, Catherine Stephens from the School of Education shared how Makerspaces pose a new framework for teaching and learning, and imply the building of bridges across libraries, industry, and area schools. In this interactive session, we explored nearby and resource rich learning spaces both in and out of schools, and consider support for community partnerships. Participants also took part in a Maker activity, and came away with lessons learned about what Make Culture teaches us about teaching and learning, community building, and the underlying bridge across disciplines including education, the arts, sciences, and service learning.
- Make Magazine is a maker resource that has been around since the 80’s – http://makezine.com/
- The Bubbler is a MakerSpace at Madison’s Public Library – http://madisonbubbler.org/
- The Bodgery – http://www.thebodgery.org/
- Trent Miller – The Bubbler – YouTube interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHNaLF_lNTY
- Where do you want your students’ attention to be? On you, or on the project they are making? How to get their attention at the “end” of free work time?
- Larry Stephens – art teacher at Middleton High School – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz5ZcjHLFS8
- Video about Sector 67 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXbfJYsdXhA
If you’re interested in learning more to get up and running with MakerSpace, watch the videos below and try stepping through the MakerSpace worksheet we created for the session! Or, check out Catherine’s slides from the session.
The Active Teaching Lab, a Faculty Engagement program, provides a safe space for structured explorations of cool teaching tools and techniques that your colleagues are using to engage students and teach more effectively. During the academic year, labs are held weekly and will be listed on the Active Teaching Lab page.
Catherine’s MakerSpace Story