So many things about Maker Day connect with Through a Different Lens – hands on learning, creativity, group work or individual work if you so choose, expression of your thinking, no right answer, problem solving, … fun.
Thirty adults took on a challenge for the afternoon. An hour and a half went by and none of us were ready to stop. No one had left early. There were no behavior issues! ☺ Everyone was on task and it was a sunny, Friday afternoon.
There was conversation, problem solving, taping, cutting, inventing, spilling, dropping, encouraging, frustration, sighing, laughing, and really every conversation I heard was on the task at hand. Even the two of us that thought we would just observe were drawn in to working with a team – suggesting and then eventually making too.
Time, slope, friction, a problem with multiple solutions, group work, communication, critical and creative thinking, social responsibility all woven into one activity. So many ways to LEARN.
Content is the vehicle; the competencies are the destination.