One of the most important things I think about as I wrap up an experience like CLMOOC is how I’m going to take my learning forward.
One of the big things on my mind right now is a small local kids maker day I help coordinate each September. This year’s program is being influenced by CLMOOC 2014. Here’s the current outline:
Welcome and Introductions
Marshmallow challenge (collaborative design activity)
Storytelling activities (with options)
Planning for afternoon
Creative play options
- Cardboard challenge
- Duct tape crafts
- Jewelry making
One of the constraints of this event is that there is no technology available. Also I have no idea how many kids will come or what ages will they’ll be. In the past, we’ve had as many as 15 kids ranging in ages from 3 to 18.
The influences of CLMOOC on this event are related to connected learning. We have a lot of choice for participants and try to encourage them to follow what they want to do. We encourage peer collaboration and making. The storytelling options will include a couple variations on the 5-image story make (without computers though).
I’m looking forward to this event and to whatever unexpected ways I am able to carry forward the CLMOOC magic!