[Michlib-l] Registration: Continuing Education Opportunity for Your Staff and Community

Sarah Maddox smaddox at hlpl.lib.mi.us
Tue Apr 26 11:44:34 EDT 2016

Hello, Friends, Librarians, and Michigan Community Members! 

The Houghton Lake Public Library has been selected by the University of Michigan to be one of only nine sites in the State of Michigan to host an exciting continuing education opportunity for you, your staff, and your community. The workshop, "Making as Learning: A Three Day Workshop," will be on Wednesday June 15 through Friday June 17 from 9:30am – 4:30pm. You can come the whole three days or register for one! 

Looking to add open-ended, hands-on learning to the youth in your school, library, community center, troop, or civic group? The maker movement offers youth the opportunity to explore the intersection of STEM, technology, design, aesthetics, creativity, and prototyping. In this workshop, you’ll become immersed in exploring the facets of the maker movement. Over the course of three days, you will meet fellow maker mentors, examine multiple possible entry points for developing or refining your maker program, identify pathways for discovering maker and community needs, design and explore possible programming ideas for formal and informal learning, and grapple with how to mesh together open-endedness assessing them fairly, You’ll engage in a variety of hands-on activities, from creating with recycled materials to 3D printing and modeling, robots to LED bulbs, so you can test out multiple materials and tools to see which fit your community best. You’ll come away with concrete ideas you can use to build or enhance making for the youth in your community. Unique to this location will be a drone demonstration, a discussion of maker kits available through the Mid-Michigan Library League, and a discussion of Houghton Lake’s Minecraft/Perler club.  

Registration is free! Flier is attached.

Visit makinglibraries.si.umich.edu/road-trip to learn more and snag your spot. Choose the site closest to home or take a summer road trip with your colleagues! 

And please help us spread the word among your K-12 community, local troop leaders, public librarians, Boys and Girls Club facilitators, and more -- the more folks we involve from throughout our communities, the more impactful our collective maker work can be.

Kristin & the Making in Michigan Libraries team
Kimberly Young
Sarah Maddox

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of​ ​Museum and Library Services RE-05-15-0021-15.

Houghton Lake Public Library
4431 W Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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