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Friday, May 17

1:15pm PDT

Agency by Subversive Design
Designed objects and systems are everywhere. Asking critical questions is essential to being sensitive to—and participating responsibly in—the design and construction of our worlds. Questions like: who is represented, what are the power structures, and how am I involved? In this interactive session, participants will (1) engage in hands-on maker-centered activities from the Agency by Design project that encourage the interrogation of design (2) explore elements of subversive design, or design that challenges and disrupts systems of power (3) reflect on connections between the session content and their own teaching and learning contexts. Capacity: 10


Sarah Sheya

Researcher, Harvard Project Zero

Friday May 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

Looking Closely, Exploring Complexity, and Finding Opportunity: A Primer for Maker-Centered Learning
Educational initiatives that emphasize making, engineering, and tinkering are becoming increasingly popular in K-12 education. Makerspaces, fab labs, and design classes are bringing with them exciting new tools, technologies, and curricula. But what does it truly mean to learn by making? During this interactive workshop session participants will be introduced to the notion of learning by making by engaging in a series of hands-on activities. Designed as a primer for maker-centered learning, this workshop session will introduce the maker capacities of looking closely, exploring complexity, and finding opportunity and set a foundation for participants to build on through the rest of their Making Across the Curriculum conference experience. Capacity: 10

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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 →

Friday May 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

Taking Apart Racism: Using Maker-Centered Practices to Break Down Systems of Oppression
How can building a sensitivity to design empower our students to make change? Join us to learn about ways that maker-centered practices can create opportunities to examine closely, break down, and eventually act on systems of oppression such as racism. In this workshop, we will “take apart” an ordinary object as a means toward understanding the complexity in systems of oppression and the way they are sustained. Participants will leave with practical teaching tools that can be used right away in a classroom setting. Inspiration for this workshop comes from Agency by Design and the Making Across the Curriculum research project. Capacity: 10

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Jaime Chao-Mignano

Attendee, Washington International School
Member of the Making Across the Curriculum project with Project Zero's Agency by Design work. Knitter, urban chicken owner, coder.

Friday May 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Design Lab