10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 8 – 10
Open to K-12 teachers; registration through UAA, view/download instructions here.
Course number: ED 556.701
In this three-day intensive at the Anchorage Museum, participants will gain an understanding of the importance and efficacy of hands-on learning in the classroom. Through supportive instruction by museum educators, participants will develop skills in soldering and material management while experimenting with new tools and techniques for multimodal learning. Participants will consider the role of creative making through museum objects and exhibitions, looking at changing technologies overtime, while gaining an understanding of the contemporary hands-on pedagogy in teaching and learning, including design thinking and the ‘maker movement.’ The Institute will culminate with the creation curriculum to apply to their individual classrooms. Participants will receive additional tools and resources for hands-on teaching to put into their teaching practice. Each participant will submit a lesson plan incorporating hands-on learning one month after the Institute, as well as complete reflective writing and creative-making exercises. This Institute is ideal for both teachers in STEM classrooms looking to incorporating innovative approaches to STEM concepts, as well as teachers in humanities classrooms looking to explore new ways to investigate art, history and the language arts.