New York Teachers as Makers Academy

September 24th, 2011 - September 25th, 2011

A two day professional development teacher training for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. The Makers’ Projects are points of inspiration for Teachers as they experience (Do It Yourself) DIY inquiry and design. Teachers will have time to brainstorm, create, reflect, and share how their experiences at Maker Faire and with the Teachers as Makers Academy can translate into their teaching using online resources and collaborative tools.

  • To educate and inspire teachers through DIY inquiry and design.
  • To build awareness for Open Educational Resources (OER), stimulate the creation of new OER materials around a timely and motivating subject, and support students and teachers in using various technologies (wikis, blogs, video) and collaborative processes
  • To facilitate students, teachers, and other participants to be makers of learning and reflect upon their design processes to help new groups of student innovators to invent and continuously improve the program and learning materials.

Join the Academy by contacting Megan Simmons, ISKME's Education Program Manager or 650.728.3322

This workshop is free of charge for 20 teachers.

Please provide the following information: Name; Email; School, Subject, and Grade taught; and if you will be bringing your own laptop

Breakfast and snacks provided by ISKME. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch.



More information available here