Our first Teen Council meeting was yesterday, and it was awesome! We spent part of the time getting to know each other a little bit, and then the council members got a crash course on the Learning Lab project. We spent the rest of the meeting experimenting with making memes. Our plan is to devote […]Read more "Teen Advisory Council is Go!!"
Congratulations to our thirteen council members: Iswariya Baskar (Junior, Coppell HS) Nathen Biederman (Freshman, Woodrow Wilson) Carson Bolding (Freshman, Townview) Kat Corry (Sophomore, Robert Muller Center for Living Ethics) Jorge Diana (Junior, Lassiter Early College) Jared Eichner (Junior, Episcopal HS) Hila Friman (Junior, Richardson HS) Emily Howard (Senior, First Baptist Academy) Michelle Huang (Senior, Creekview […]Read more "Introducing Your New Teen Advisory Council!"
A few pics from last week’s Maker Club combining glow-in-the-dark screen printing and EL wire!Read more "Maker Club, 11/21"
We had our first session of the Urban Armor Maker Club for teens last Thursday! I had been envisioning this drop-in program as a combination of open studio and workshop experiences where we would offer both art and tech materials. I gave the kids a series of challenges for that night involving LEDs: making them […]Read more "Teen Maker Club Workshop, 10/24/13"
As professional development, some of us on the Learning Lab planning team are currently enrolled in a MOOC (massive open online course) called TeachTheWeb about teaching webpage-design, coding, and other skills that can help people contribute to and be the creators of web content (rather than just consumers of it). We signed up hoping it […]Read more "Make the Web!"
The Chicago Summer of Learning, a city-wide connected learning STEAM initiative, just wrapped up and here is a video from the showcase at the Museum of Science and Industry. Students from across the city came together to share what they had done over the summer:Read more "Chicago Summer of Learning Showcase"
Morning everyone. I came across this link over the weekend and thought it might have a few notes for us! “ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning”Read more "Maker, Maker, Maker"