Playful Learning With Hands-On Maker Education
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Our Educade team wanted to share this inspiring teacher post titled "STEAM and Maker Education: Inclusive, Engaging, Self-Differentiating." The maker movement is gaining mainstream attention and entails hands-on, DIY activities and projects that allow kids (and adults!) to explore, deconstruct, and problem solve in the subject areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). We know that more engagement in the classroom means more kids staying in school and mastering the skills necessary to pursue 21st century careers.
Read on to learn more about this hands-on movement and one teacher's perspective on effective playful learning, as well as her observations on why it's a success. Play on!
"Maker education lends itself to 100% engagement by 100% participants almost 100% of the time." - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.