Looking Ahead to TCEA
I’m looking forward to the upcoming TCEA conference February 5-9th in Austin, Texas. I have been invited to be a featured presenter sharing what I’ve learned about maker education and digital fabrication over the last 5 years. I will be leading 6 different sessions over 3 days and am working on preparing my presentations and resources. The titles and descriptions of the sessions are below.
I’m excited to connect with other maker educators at TCEA.
What are your favorite maker education resources and maker educators?
Digital Fabrication in the Classroom
Mon, February 5th, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 9C
A former Make Magazine Digital Fabrication reviewer is ready to guide you through classroom-ready tools including vinyl cutters, 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills. This session will show you how to use real-world tools to solve authentic, challenging problems in the classroom.
Scaling Up the Makerspace
Mon, February 5th, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Ballroom E
From makerspace starter kit to mobile, classroom, school, and new construction, in this session you will discover how makerspaces scale. Tips, tricks, and lessons learned from every stage of the makerspace journey are all brought to you by a winner of the US Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge.
The Maker Mindset
Tue, February 6th, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM, Ballroom F
In this lively session, explore strategies for discovering and fostering the Maker Mindset in students and educators. The session highlights how making transforms student’s understanding of themselves as learners and makers.
Making with Head, Hands, and Heart
Tue, February 6th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 6B
In this session, you’ll experience hands-on exploration of constructivism and constructionism concepts using simple materials. Explore makerspace teaching and learning strategies with a 2016-2017 Stanford FabLearn Fellow.
The Makerspace Chromebook
Wed, February 7th, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 10A
Learn how to use the Chromebook as an essential tool in the makerspace. 2D and 3D design, 3D printing, programming, documentation, and much, much more will be covered in this exciting session!
3D Printing Projects That Matter
Wed, February 7th, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 9A
Are you interested in creating classroom projects that address real-world problems? This informative session will share examples of 3D printing projects addressing diversity, global warming, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and invasive species.