A great opportunity to learn more and join the conversation about Making, Makerspaces, making as educators.
Next Tuesday, June 12th at Noon eastern (9 am Pacific), Jeff Sturges willl be the featured speaker in a webinar. His work and thinking about Makerspaces will surely be of interest to you all. Here's the description:
How can Makerspaces build community, excite peer learning, and drive entrepreneurial experimentation?
Jeff Sturges is the Founder and Conductor of the Mt. Elliott Makerspace in Detroit, Michigan, and Co-Founder of the hackerspace OmniCorpDetroit. The startup of both spaces was inspired by his experiences at the MIT Fab Lab GreenFab program at Sustainable South Bronx and at the hackerspace NYCResistor. Jeff describes himself as an "instigator and facilitator" and believes that "making" is a natural tool for educators.
If you don't yet know about the series of webinars being hosted by MacArthur at connectedlearning.tv, this is a great time to learn more! The webinars are a weekly series where practitioners in a variety of fields and spaces talk about their work in a Google+ hangout, which is broadcast live and there is an accompanying live chat. The sessions are also archived, so you can watch the Hangout conversation and read the chat transcript later if the live time doesn't work for you.
If you're interested in learning more about the connected learning principles, you can start here, and Christina and I are more than happy to talk more about them with you.
We'll hope to "see" you there, in the chat! We always love to have Writing Project representation to talk about the great work going on at our sites!!