Thinking Through Making is a LSTA grant-funded program focused on making in and outside of the classroom. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from IMLS.
Thinking Through Making workshops engage students in hands on, maker-centered projects and processes that encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking through a multiliteracy approach.
Design & Build with Paper
Students will learn about and create paper art and objects ranging from pop-up paper art, origami, complex paper cutting, book making, sculptures, and structures. Paper has many uses and qualities that make it the ideal material for students to experiment, design, and prototype with. This workshop will allow students to creatively apply engineering principles alongside formal art and design elements and concepts.
At this time in our nation's history, the establishment of a solid foundation upon which to build a student's educational framework and basic skills is imperative. Teachers, parents, administrators and policy makers are all focusing on test scores, standardised measurement of growth, annual yearly progress and "value added" issues. While education begins in the home, it is the early educational environment in which children are exposed to licensed certified professionals whose charge is to provide students with exposure to the basics and to identify those with developmental needs, and assist in the intervention process. This book provides an overview of the field of early childhood education as well as ancillary issues that permeate the field.
Ostroff highlights the processes that propel learningOCoplay, confidence, self-regulation, movement, mnemonic strategies, metacognition, articulation, and collaborationOCoand distills the research into a synthesis of the most important, takeaway ideas that teachers will need as they design their pedagogy and curriculum.
This volume focuses on the goals of science education at the levels of children, early childhood professionals, and pedagogical staff at after-school centers and primary schools, and on process-related quality criteria for science teaching at pre-primary and primary level.