Mark your calendar and join us for a very special CoP hangout:
“Engaging Young Children with Making & Tinkering”
Thursday, Dec 5th from 11:00 - 12:00 PST
I’m thrilled to have Lisa Brahms, Evelyn Read and Rachelle Doorley on this hangout, to talk about their work as it relates to this topic. They all have experience with early childhood learning and have inspired me in many ways, I’m hoping they’ll do the same for you.
Are you wondering what a CoP hangout is? CoP is short for Community of Practice. We recently formed a CoP around Making and Tinkering Spaces in Museums through ASTC—you’re welcome to become a member! The hangout is an informal online gathering using ASTC's webinar format, where you'll be able see video and images from others and ask questions. If you’ve already joined the CoP, just go to this URL to register and save your spot in the hangout.
Lisa is the Director of Learning and Research at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and one of the most thoughtful people I know when it comes to child development. She’ll be talking about the MAKESHOP at CMP, its pedagogical underpinnings and the research she is doing connected to making with young children and their families.
MAKESHOP® at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
Evelyn Read is the mastermind behind the Creative Kids Museum at TELUS Spark, up in Calgary. She’ll talk about the importance of materials and tools for young children and their role in the delightful space she has created for their youngest visitors to the museum.
Creative Kids Museum at TELUS Spark
Rachelle Doorley is the brilliant mom blogger/educator behind Tinker Lab who wrote about two things near and dear to my heart. (1) The importance of building confidence in young children and (2) why tinkering matters. She’ll be sharing her thoughts about both ideas as part of the hangout.
This is going to be a good one!
Thursday, Dec 5th at 11PST
If you’d like to share images or examples from your museum let me know and I’ll leave time in the hangout for that. Since there are several of you in the CoP who work in Children’s Museums I think we will have plenty to talk about. If there is too much to cover in a single hangout we will add a follow-up session later in the month.