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Friday, March 4 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Making Your Mark! Makerspaces in Middle School

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Our goal is to show how we have used digital tools in two different settings to create makerspace/choice activities for students. We will show video of our students at work and explain our lesson formats. We would then allow time for participants to try out the digital tools in different centers. We use the following tools: Adobe Spark, iMovie, Sphero, Blueprints, 3D printing and woodworking. We would have student samples of the woodworking, but all other experiences we would let teachers experience in the session.

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Aaron Berwanger

CTE Technology Teacher, WCPSS
Aaron is currently a technology education teacher at East Garner Magnet Middle School.  He has a passion for creating lessons and activities that promote hands-on engagement.  Aaron has previously taught 5th grade math and science for over a decade, as well as physical education... Read More →
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Cindy Martin

Elective Teacher, WCPSS
I teach several elective courses at EGMMS.  My broadcasting classes learn about filming, editing and producing stories for our school news program, the Trojan 6 News.  I also teach an elective course on Documentary and Global Film.  Students learn about the types of documentaries... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
305A
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span 44779
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We feel that giving students experience with problem solving, working collaboratively and experience working with digital tools is the best way to prepare our students for success in the future. We strive to level the playing field for students of color or girls in the areas engineering and creating. We would share this philosophy and practice with the participants in our session and support them as they explore with the digital tools.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A