The Ozarks Writing Project is holding a two day MAKE conference, October 6 and 7 at Missouri State University, with a follow-up day on January 27, 2012. Teachers, guided by Maker Mentors, will investigate the connections between making and technical writing through hands on projects, exploring connections to Common Core Standards, and shared reflection.
On October 6, teachers will explore the questions: What is MAKE? and What kind of projects are considered MAKE? Additionally, teachers will experience high interest, hands-on MAKE projects and will engage in relevant and stimulating writing activities that offer meaningful reflection and experience developing informational documents.
On October 7, teachers will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. Participants will be given time to explore the Common Core Standards in relation to MAKE.
Teachers will leave the two day workshop with key skills, as well as the ability to share new knowledge and insight with colleagues and classes alike. In addition, OWP graduate credit will be available at a 50% reduction. Each participant will be given one MAKE kit at the end of the workshop.
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