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Monday, January 27 • 10:35am - 11:25am
Design to Make a Difference: Altruistic Maker-Ed

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The maker movement continues to influence STEAM education in all levels of schooling. Many elementary, middle and high schools continue to develop their STEAM programs to include aspects of the popular Maker Movement. However, access to equipment, human capital, professional development, and support structures in K-12 schools are far from equitable and inclusive. Design to MAKE a Difference (D2MD) aims to reduce the gap in availability to quality maker-ed, by providing access to equipment, training, and pedagogy through a common-themed design challenge.

Today’s youth are more interested than ever before in helping others, joining social justice causes and speaking out about their ideals. This momentum is leading to new aspects of business and industry referred to as altruistic entrepreneurship. D2MD capitalizes on this momentum by utilizing PRODUCT-based learning, having teams of students create products that benefit others either locally and/or globally.

This session will share details about the D2MD to explore opportunities that exist for schools to work together to engage students in social justice initiatives that will have an impact on their local and global community. Learn about program details and best practices to help inform your community engagement efforts. Also, learn about program details and best practices to consider how product-based learning could be utilized in your school.

Monday January 27, 2020 10:35am - 11:25am EST

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