Maker movement seminar to be offered for educators in and around North Versailles

December 30, 2016 by  

Students with learning disabilities and other educational challenges can often benefit from an educational approach that is different to the ordinary, and a North Versailles area event will give educators a set of skills they can use to help all of their pupils learn.

The information session will provide an introduction to the maker movement, which uses creativity to enhance learning. Those who participate will have a chance to try out a variety of different technologies for themselves and find out how they can be applied, on an individual basis, to each of their student’s educational plans.

One of the advantages of the maker movement is that is gives learners a foundation in the latest technology, including circuitry, robotics, computer programming, and design. This use of creativity can also increase the confidence of a student, which may be translated to other areas of their education.

The workshop is open to all educators, whether their school has a dedicated maker space or they just want to find out more about ways that can bring this method of teaching into their own classroom. Instructional materials for an event like this can be supplied by a printing services provider.

More information about the seminar, which will be held on January 20 at the offices of Allegheny Intermediate Unit transformed in Homestead, is available on the Center for Creativity’s website.