The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
Saturday, March 9 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Tinkering in the Maker-Centered Classroom

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Maker-centered learning is a key component of innovative educational practices, but how do we take our students from making “stuff” to carefully considering design and function in a meaningful way? This workshop will utilize tinkering (taking electronics apart) in the classroom to foster design-thinking skills in our students. Hands-on engagement with the hardware of technology, or tinkering, enables learners to discover how technology works (or doesn’t) and how its parts are connected to wider systems. Participants in this session will get to experience tinkering firsthand and walk away with ideas to help get them started on tinkering in their own classrooms.

This session is for people that are somewhat familiar with the concept of maker education and are looking to expand their understanding and practices through tinkering. These practices are appropriate for all levels of students from early childhood up to high school.

View our presentation here: Tinkering in the Maker-Centered Classroom

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Amy Lee

Grade 1 Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou
I currently teach first grade and love all the opportunities to integrate technology tools and apply computational thinking across the curriculum to ignite creative thinking. I would love to talk to people who are familiar with the application Seesaw or ways to document students... Read More →
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Katie Robbins

Grade 3 Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou

Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm

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