Beyond the TLLP–Our Next Steps

One of the wonderful things about the TLLP (and there are truly many) is that participants are encouraged to continue their learning. Because we started our project later than intended (November instead of September), we…

Our Learning–Final Report Submission

To honour true transparency, here is our final report that we submitted to our Director of Education and to the TLLP team.  

Intermediate Stop Motion Animations

I was incredibly impressed by most of the products from our stop motion unit. The creativity was incredible, and the variety of media used to create them was surprising. Students used Stop Motion Studio plus Lego,…

The Slide Deck to Our PD Session

We thank all that were able to come out to our PD session on Making and Design Thinking. For those that couldn’t attend, here’s the slide deck. If you have any questions or if you’d…

Creating Digitally

Throughout this project, we are finding that hands on experiences are engaging and can result in deep learning experiences and perseverance. But these hands on experiences don’t have to create something concrete and tangible. We…

ESL students and the power of making

TLLPs are about engaging and sound instruction, but the underlying goal is to facilitate and share teacher learning. Our goals for this project are to enhance our learning about makerspace and design process, but there are…

Kinder Makerspace

Something great is happening at Queen Victoria…..the kindergarten staff is creating a makerspace! And although this was not part of our original TLLP proposal, we’ve tried to support it by sharing resources and using release time to…

Some Online Makerspace Resources

Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces An Educator’s Guide to the “Four Cs”–Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society 15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture http://www.makereducation.com/ Institute of Design at…

The pedagogy–design process

So far, most of our blogging has been about the physical environment and the materials/tools we have incorporated into our makerspace. The clubs have been so successful, it’s easy to write about them! But as…

Green Screen

We have this amazing clothing rack at the school. It was used to store clothing donations for our graduates. It was going to be thrown out at the end of last year, but I immediately…

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