The goal of the maker movement is to empower students to tinker, invent, create, innovate, and make their ideas take shape. Making doesn’t need to have a designated space, but it does need to foster the maker mindset of learning through doing, experimenting, and experience. It’s about creating a maker culture that provides students with open-ended challenges and opportunities to produce something, often for a purpose.
To increase STEM awareness and opportunities through project-based learning and maker activities, Wayne RESA is looking to build a 2019-2020 cohort of 24 teachers/media specialists from 12 different districts throughout Wayne County to build and/or expand the maker culture in a school. Selected sites will be awarded $3800 to purchase Maker/STEM materials and a year membership to National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Each site will submit an application for TWO educators to be a part of our first Maker-STEM cohort. If selected, these educators must agree to be a part of the cohort and commit to participating in three face-to-face days of professional learning. Each member of the cohort will also be part of the RESA Makers network where ideas and resources can be shared. Wayne RESA Application Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019
The REMC Classroom Maker Ambassador Program is looking for two teachers from each REMC to be a part of the 2019-2020 cohort. Participating teachers will commit to at least ONE training and earn $400 through REMC Save to spend toward classroom maker tools, along with access to a network of peers implementing maker in the classroom. REMC Application Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019
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