March 13, 2013, 9am-9pm @ the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
On March 13, 2013 educators, researchers, and members of the community joined together in this invigorating one-day symposium dedicated to placing making, creating and designing at the core of educational practice. Activities included hands-on making sessions, engaging panels, renowned guest speakers, a cocktail reception and more. All events were free and open to the public.
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9:00am to 12:00pm
During the morning, the Make-to-Learn Symposium offered 20 tables of hands-on activities, ranging from 3D printing to crafting to hacking. The makerstations offered opportunities to develop new techniques and provided participants to learn about new genres of DIY activity. This workshop was informal—which allowed participants to drop in when they had time to attend.
- MAKESHOP Toolkit, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
- The Curiosity Machine: an online engineering design portal, Iridescent
- Technovation Challenge: Learn to Build a Mobile App, Iridescent
- FUSE: Leveled Challenge Sequences that scaffold STEAM learning, Northwestern University
- Making with Modkit, Modkit and Olin College of Engineering
- Tinkering to Learn: Exploring physical+digital making, MIT Media Lab
- Make a Beautiful Six-Word Memoir, National Writing Project
- Mozilla Makes and Hacks!, Mozilla Hive NYC
- Connect the Dots!, LevelUP
- Tinkering Lab, Chicago Children’s Museum
- Learning on the Next Level: Gamekit & Playforce, Institute of Play
- Dream It, Design It, Fab It!, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
- Toy Hacking with Maker Kids, Maker Kids
- gadgITERATION, Design+Technology Program, rsons The New School for Design
- DIY Paper Audio Speakers, Mt. Elliott Makerspace
- Hack-a-Shirt, Dreamyard and Hive Fashion
- SparkFun Education, Sparkfun Electronics and University of Colorado
- Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge, Imagination Foundation
Research Meeting (by invitation only) (Illinois Boardroom)
9:00am to 1:30pm
12:00pm to 1:30pm
The opening keynote session introduced the Make-to-Learn thematic, which featured Dale Dougherty of Make Media as the keynote speaker, and invited submissions to the Instructables Make-to-Learn Contest for youth 18 years of age and under!
Hosted Cocktail Reception
7:00pm to 9:00pm