Yesterday we welcomed 32 educators from 8 states to our Community Studio for our inaugural summer Institute! We’re so excited to learn in collaboration with our new colleagues for the next 4 days. We’ll be posting daily reflections on our blog as the Institute progresses, so be sure to check this space tomorrow! Here are some photos from our first half-day of programming, during which participants got to know each other, shared some snacks, and set their learning goals and intentions for the week.
We kicked off the Institute with some hands-on making activities (of course!):
Each participant took a selfie and shared some things they care about for our “face book” wall:
During orientation we asked attendees to think about and share memories of their most influential teacher, and positive moments from their own past learning experiences.
Who are we as a maker education community? We asked our new colleagues to think about what they want the larger maker education community to strive for: