Over the last couple of weeks, I have thought about how I run my classroom. I have changed so much in the learning environment with my first graders.
First Change- Make a Makerspace area
This allowed me to start to develop an innovation plan for the school to have a Makerspace room or area. One of the areas in this innovation plan is engineering design process. I was introduced to this way of thinking during one of the classes at CAST (Science conference.) As I was reading about Fink's 3-column table, I kept thinking about how this design process could work in my Makerspace club. For the first round of clubs (started in October,) I had students just design what they want to create by putting an end product on paper. They have worked hard on finishing their product.
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In January, we will be starting the second round of clubs and I have decided that there should be a purpose for the makerspace projects. This brings me to my Big Hairy Audacious Goal for this assignment.
BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) – Overarching Course Goal