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Friday, August 3 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maker-Centered Approach to Educator Professional Development

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This symposium examines professional development (PD) in maker education, bringing together scholars at the forefront of the maker movement in education. We will share a selection of four separate studies. To explore the notion of scale in maker-based PD, these studies range from single sites to city-wide systems. Beyond individual programs, these multiyear, multisite studies represent successful partnerships across educational settings. As making proliferates, successful makerspaces are increasingly being asked to provide PD to classroom teachers. This raises questions about learning through making and teaching through making. This symposium aims to incite dialogue about how, why, and what it means to learn to teach through making.


Tom Akiva

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Sharon Colvin

Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
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Jeff Evancho

Project Zero Programming Specialist, Quaker Valley School District
I am the Pittsburgh Agency by Design liaison and the founder/designer of the Pittsburgh maker educator learning community. I am also the Project Zero Programming Specialist at Quaker Valley School District connecting HGSE research and idea to our teaching and learning practice. Please... Read More →

Annie McNamara

Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Emily Schindler

Doctoral Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Peter Wardrip

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Peter Wardrip is an Assistant Professor of STEAM Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Formally, he was a Learning Scientist at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. He currently co-leads Agency by Design Pittsburgh with Dr. Jeff Evancho. His research focuses on informal/formal... Read More →

Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Lab - Multi-purpose Room, 6th Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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