Taking Making into Classroom – Tools in Support of ADST
Would you like to support your schools with the implementation of the redesigned BC Curriculum? Are you interested in knowing how to support teachers as they bring the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST) curriculum into their classrooms?
Teachers, directors of instruction, superintendents and other educational professionals often express a strong desire to bring ‘design thinking’ and ‘making’ into their classrooms, but they have a hard time knowing how to advocate for its place in an overcrowded curriculum. The Innovative Learning Centre (ILC) at UBC-O has conducted immersive Maker Day professional learning sessions with over 3,000 teachers, helping them to shift their awareness and professional practices in new and exciting ways.
This session includes an introduction to design thinking, constructionist learning theory, and making through the exploration of resources developed in partnership between the Innovative Learning Centre (ILC), Industry Training Authority (ITA), Ministry of Education – Open School BC, and Royal Roads University.
‘Taking Making into Classrooms’ includes a toolkit, a media rich online course, exercises to expand awareness of personal pedagogy, a collection of student design challenges, and case studies. This session will invite feedback from teachers, directors of instruction, and superintendents as they conceptualize what the new ADST curriculum means to learning in their schools.