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Saturday, May 18 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Making the Leap: Transforming Teacher Practice through Maker-Centered Learning

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The current landscape of education necessitates opportunities for maker-centered learning that disrupt the traditional classroom. Many educators and school leaders are embracing design and maker-centered learning while also asking important questions about how to infuse maker-centered pedagogies into classroom practice to meet curricular goals. Project Zero’s Agency by Design research team has partnered with the Washington International School (WIS) and a cohort of educators from DC public schools on a project called Making Across the Curriculum—an investigation geared towards developing maker-centered tools and strategies for educators working across the content areas and at every grade level. This plenary session will provide an overview to the Agency by Design framework for maker-centered learning along with an introduction to the Making Across the Curriculum project—including the tools, emergent findings, and select pictures of practice that have emerged from this work.

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Edward Clapp

Principal Investigator, Harvard Project Zero
Edward is an originator of the Agency by Design framework for maker-centered learning, co-author of the book Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds, and a principal investigator at Project Zero where he directs or co-directs various maker-centered learning... Read More →

Sarah Sheya

Researcher, Harvard Project Zero

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Black Box Theatre