Project Ideas from BITlab year in review

Below from https://medium.com/the-art-of-the-school-makerspace/bitlab-year-in-review-91d45bd1cee9

Poster Bombing — One of the projects from my Making for Social Good class involved encouraging students to design posters about social justice and creating a strong visual presence on campus. Over 20 posters were designed using Canva and posted outside the BITlab in the lobby of the STEM building.

Vinyl Screen Printing — Students in drawing class made drawings about social issues in sharpie that were then digitized and cut out of vinyl. These stencils were applied to silk screens and then printed in a poster series.

Building 21 Notes

“The goal is personalized pathways where student strengths and interests shape a journey through foundational skills to college and career readiness. The first two years of the high school model are foundational with a focus on building skills and connecting to why. The upper division is a launchpad to what’s next.

The Building 21 learning model stresses strong relationships, problem-based learning, real-world learning experiences and competency-based assessment.

The Building 21 mission is “Empowering networks of learners to connect with their passions and build agency to impact their world.”” from https://www.gettingsmart.com/2018/12/building-21-network/

Our Values https://building21.org/about-us/

Design Principles https://building21.org/about-us/

https://building21.org/learning-model/#model
https://building21.org/learning-model/#model

‘Schools are killing curiosity’: why we need to stop telling children to shut up and learn

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/28/schools-killing-curiosity-learn

“Matt Caldwell, head of Ilminster Avenue nursery school, Bristol, says the youngest children’s creativity and conversational skills have increased since cardboard boxes and cans replaced toys.” 

“Paul Howard-Jones, professor of neuroscience and education at Bristol University, who has visited to observe the children playing with their new “toys”, says humans learn from novel situations and curiosity is important to that process. ‘Children should be prompted and encouraged to ask questions even though that can be challenging for the teacher,” he says. “We do need to find some time for questions during the day. There is not enough time in schools for creativity and following up on curiosity.'”