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Friday, March 8 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Overcoming Failure Together: Establishing a Culture of Collaboration in a Makerspace

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In Mark's classroom, his student follow the motto, "If one fails, we all fail; so lets all win together” to help establish a shared ethos of collaboration, especially when faced with difficult tasks in their makerspace.

All of the learning that happens in their space is done through Project Based Learning, which requires students to work in groups on a shared mission, often working on different parts of the project. For this to be successful, all members of the team must be able to complete their part of the project.

To foster a sense of community and collaboration, Mark and his student embark on shorter missions inside of the larger project that require group work, negotiation, communication and trade-off. These activities are meant to spur resilience and connect team members to the larger mission of the project, which is not to succeed individually, but as a whole.

In this presentation, Mark will be sharing tips and examples that you can use in your own classrooms.

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Mark Barnett

STEAM Coordinator, The Harbour School
Makerspace and STEAM coordinator for The Harbour School.

Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm GMT+07