Creating makerspaces and incorporating them into schools involves more than coming up with project ideas. Typically, when schools add makerspaces, they’re also looking to shift their education goals and focus on skills beyond traditional curriculum. As Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Bill Derry, Consultant at School and Public Libraries, CT, explained in their edWebinar, “Design Models that Guide Innovative Thinking,” for educators looking to make this transition, there are several different methodologies that complement the goals of makerspaces and help students become creative problem solvers.
This edWebinar will explore design models that guide innovative thinking and share examples of effective integration in K-12 learning environments.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Salvatore Menzo provides authentic information on design thinking and its impact on all student learning.
In this webinar, Beth and Douglas will present the design thinking process. They will show examples of different kinds of makerspaces, from simple to complex, and discuss how teachers can incorporate design thinking into their learning environments.
Karen Collias of Knowledge Without Borders™ has embarked on an exploration of education across borders to discover common pedagogical practices that connect educators. And design thinking keeps popping up in educational discussions.