Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March is for Making

Let's share a new inspiration from the Create Make Learn Community
every day throughout the month of March!

Do you have an idea that would inspire other educators?
Contact Lucie and get it featured in this 
March is for Making series! 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Two Maker Centered Learning PD coming to Vermont this summer

Register for Create Make Learn Summer Institute
July 31 - August 4,  2017

Professional Learning Opportunity on Maker Centered Learning

I'm excited to announce two opportunities for professional learning around Maker Centered Learning in Vermont this summer

Create Make Learn Summer Institute

An immersive 5 day institute with experts from around the world and practitioners from Vermont schools leading hands on minds on workshops to provide educators with immersive experience and skills building  in maker centered learning.  There are over 25 workshops to choose from in state of the art maker labs and studios.  Lab fees and materials included along with the option for teams to create a Creator/Maker Station to bring back to their school.  One or three graduate  credit options and on-line housing available.

Strands include
- Strand 1:  Join the Maker Movement with STEAM  Powered Learning
   Option 1  Introductory workshops for K-4 educators
   Option 2  Introductory workshops for Gr 5 - 12 educators

- Strand 2:  Extend your Maker Skills
   For participants with previous experience interested in intermediate and advanced maker workshops
- Strand 1c:  Making Media with iPads and Chromebooks
  Make movies, podcast, and interactive media projects using (iMovie, WeVideo, Green Screen,  eBooks, Podcasting tools and more)

Creating a Maker Space in Your School!

A 2-day introductory workshop sponsored by Champlain Valley Educator Development Center
Facilitated by Lucie DeLaBruere
June 20 & 21, 2017
WHERE:  Hampton Inn & Conference Center   Colchester, VT 05446
Target Audience: Innovative Teachers and Teams considering a Maker Space
You’ve heard about this Maker Space movement, perhaps even visited a maker space, and now as you are thinking about student engagement, project-based learning, coding as a language and personalized learning, you are ready to hear and do more! What do you and your team need to know?
Participants will leave with  insights, opportunities, materials and the research on WHY creating a maker space will build capacity in your students and strength in your instruction. Lucie will share design ideas and give you/your team an opportunity to play with materials to see the connections.
Maker Spaces can be used to support:
· Instructional shifts
· Proficiency based learning
· Standards of Practice
· Differentiated Learning
· Creative Thinking and Student Engagement