Transforming Education - Maker Movement
The popular Maker Movement encourages making and creating in the classroom. Authors Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager write in Invent to Learn, "Maker classrooms are active classrooms. In active classrooms, one will find engaged students, often working on multiple projects simultaneously, and teachers unafraid of relinquishing their authoritarian role. The best way to activate classroom is to make something." As an introduction to the Maker Movement, participants will learn about the resources and techniques teachers are using to transform their classrooms and educational environments to emphasize making, inventing and creating. Participants will also learn what is available to them through each of the local REMCs. Maker Kits are available through each REMC. Also, learn how your districts can purchase maker resources from the REMC SAVE project.