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Early education group visits from Nanjing, China

A group works together to develop a solution to the “Three Little Pigs” Novel Engineering challenge.

Over twenty early educators and directors from Nanjing, China, joined us in the Lesley makerspace for a daylong workshop on making in early childhood. Hosted by Lesley Associate Professor and Director of the Early Childhood Education Program, Yvonne Yihsing Liu-Constant, the group engaged in hands-on making projects throughout the day.

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How to Assess Creative Learning Projects

Sue Cusack kicked off the February 8th, 2018 Unhangout for Educators session: “How to Assess Creative Learning Projects.”

Led by Yumiko Murai and Elizabeth Choe, members of the MIT Learning Initiative, the webinar included small group breakout sessions using a collaborative, inquiry-based tool called MetaRubric, developed by the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. Lesley STEAM also provided resources to support maker assessment. Past and future Unhangout for Educators sessions can be found here.

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How to Use Tinkercad for Project Based Learning Webinar

Student engaged in Tinkercad designSue Cusack and Jacy Edelman, Director and Assistant Director for the Lesley STEAM Learning lab, were featured in a live webinar supporting the creative integration of Tinkercad into Project Based Learning.

Led by Kellyanne Mahoney, Youth Program Specialist at Autodesk, and joined by Lindsey Tosches and Matt Burch, partner teachers at the Kennedy School in Somerville, the webinar framed how Project Based Learning can work hand-in-hand with Universal Design for Learning frameworks to meet the needs of diverse learners.

January 25th, 6:30 EST
Click here to watch the recorded webinar!

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Lesley Wonderlab: Bee-Bot mapping project

Wonderlab students engaged in making: using BeeBots, recyclables, and natural materials to design their own forrest pathways
Students from Lesley’s Wonderlab program visited the Lesley Makerspace on October 10th, 2017 to design their own landscapes. Before jumping into making, the group discussed their knowledge of maps and cardinal direction.

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