As part of our ASTC Community of Practice for Making and Tinkering in Museums we're launching an online reading group this week. And you're invited to join us! We’re calling it a reading group instead of a book club, because we’re not going to tackle entire books together. Instead, we want to increase our collective awareness around seminal educational work as well as contemporary writings. Ultimately, we want to get to the point where we can dive into Dewey together, but thought we’d start in the present. For the first gathering, we’re looking at a Chapter from Invent to Learn, a book that is getting a lot of attention right now in education circles.
You will need to join the CoP in order to participate, so you can download the chapter and register for the hangout (but you don't have to be affiliated with an ASTC Museum to become a member, it's open to anyone with an interest in Making and Tinkering). Once you've joined, you'll find the chapter listed under the resources section here.
Here's the URL to join the CoP.
BIG GIANT CAVEAT: This is an experimental idea, to try hosting a ready group online this way - so we'll see how it goes:
Try to wear headphones or earbuds if you have them, since they cut down on outside noise levels and feedback. We're going to have everyone's microphones turned on during the hangout, SO it'll be up to you to mute yourself (until you're ready to talk or raise a question) -- but we think it's worth trying this way because it's important to have all voices heard and the richness of our discussion depends on our varied perspectives.
See (and hear) you Thursday.