Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7PM
Irina Tuule, Chief Strategy Officer, Eduporium
Social-emotional learning is an important and integral part of character development, but it is often separated from mainstream learning into a “special” topic or set of activities. However, we believe that establishing social and emotional connections should and could be a part of general curriculum and that students can grow and mature as citizens while engaged in subjects like math and English. Innovative MakerEd tech tools can be used not only in specialty subjects like coding and engineering, but in general education as well to help educators start a stream of positive feedback, promote safe experimentation and harmless failure, personalize student learning in order to meet various learning challenges, and create true inclusivity and equity while utilizing authentic instruction. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to enhance teaching SEL and character development tactfully and easily using a MakerEd mindset and tools and provide educators with inspiration and some new insight for pairing MakerEd with SEL.
Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/378094030
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7 PM
Drs. Sharon Edwards, Torrey Trust, and Robert Maloy, UMass Amherst
With inspiration, support, and tools at the ready, kids can and will write anytime and anywhere. In this session, we will showcase how makerspaces and making activities, coding, multimedia production, and interactive digital tools and apps can foster creative writing by kids of all ages. The webinar will begin with exploring creative writing exercises—composing math comics, designing 3D models, generating memes, creating stop motion animation videos, coding stories, and crafting rhymes and songs. Then, attendees will explore more than 100 digital tools and apps for inspiring writing. Finally, the webinar will wrap up with a discussion of strategies to enliven interest and enjoyment from writing for students in school. Attendees will leave the webinar with tools, strategies, and ideas for (re)inspiring writing in any grade level or subject.
Presenters: Torrey Trust, Robert Maloy, and Sharon Edwards (authors of the new book Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age)
Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/214680326
Dr. Sharon Edwards, Dr. Torrey Trust, and Dr. Robert Maloy