Thursday, July 11 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
MakerED In The Middle Grades

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Makerspaces and maker-based education, an educational practice in which students build, create, or otherwise engineer ideas, is a mode of learning that can be adapted to any grade or school. Wahlquist Junior High School in Weber County set up their own makerspace in a disused computer lab. This presentation will explore their struggles to implement maker educational techniques within their school. Through understanding the macro-level issues (developing the room, getting buy in, and exploring teaching methodology) and the micro-level issues (lesson planning, gear, grants, etc) this presentation seeks to share a structure for developing a makerspace in any school.

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Matt Winters

Teacher / Edtech Coach, Wahlquist Junior High School
Matthew Winters is a ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School. He also runs his school's literary journal (The Fledgling), their makerspace, and recently brought TEDx to his school.
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Blake Pope

ELA Teacher, Wahlquist Junior High School
Blake Pope is an ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School and a member of their Technology Committee. He is also co-editor of The Fledgling with Matthew Winters.

Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

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