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Friday, March 4 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thinking with our Hands

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Maker Spaces are environments rich in both tools and materials and encourage students to 'think with their hands.' When maker spaces are present within a culture of design thinking, then a unique ecology of problem-finding, innovative thinking and creative play blossoms. In this workshop ‘Thinking with Our Hands' we will investigate how teachers can leverage children's love of making to develop programs in schools that encourage innovation, problem-finding, creativity, collaboration and problem-solving. We will look at ways that curriculum can support and encourage children to discover problems that will inspire them to seek creative solutions in an engaging and playful environment.


John Rinker

An international teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Learning2 Leader with more than 20 years experience, John has been using tools, both analog and digital, most of his life to make cool things. He is inspired to leverage the best that technology has to offer in creating meaningful educational challenges for each of his students. His DIY mindset challenges him to look at problems in novel ways and to create imaginative solutions. John... Read More →

Friday March 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Staff Lounge Room 1323

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