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U159E·K-12 WORKSHOP SESSION: Teaching Engineering Through Making Workshop
NOTE: The session information below is the most current information and differs from the printed program guide.
Hq · ASEE Headquarters
Sun. June 26, 2016 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Room 353, New Orleans Convention Center
Session Description

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. An Introduction to the Maker Movement and a Maker Mindset

AnnMarie Thomas
Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative

Deb Besser
Director, University of St. Thomas, Center for Engineering Education

This workshop is an introduction to the global Maker Movement and its impact on formal and informal education. Starting with an overview of the history and growth of this movement, the presenters will then show a wide variety of ways Making has been incorporated into formal and informal education at the K-12 level. We will look at attributes of a maker mindset and ways to encourage this in your students. Connecting the innovation of the informal learning environment to the formal learning environment is explored through the lens of academic standards.

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Making & Digital Fabrication Techniques for K-12 Educators

Shaunna Smith
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, Texas State University

This hands-on session will delve into techniques for incorporating and integrating making and digital fabrication into the K-12 classroom. Low cost and no-tech activities will be explored, including activities using up-cycled
everyday materials and free arts-based digital fabrication software.

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Creative Circuitry

AnnMarie Thomas
Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative

Allison Haugh
University of St. Thomas, Playful Learning Lab

Lauren Van Beek
Research Assistant, University of St. Thomas

This workshop will be a hands-on introduction to “Creative Circuitry.” Participants will learn about craft and art projects which incorporate
electrical circuits. They will also learn the basics of electrical circuits. Special emphasis will be placed on using these projects and methods in programs for children from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

We will discuss techniques and strategies for incorporating Creative Circuitry into a variety of different educational contexts.

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