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Education Maker Faire Friday 11:15 a.m.

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: ,
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You are invited to attend UNCG’s Learning Factory Summer Camp Maker Faire on July 24.

The UNCG School of Education’s TQP grant, Transforming Teaching Through Technology, in partnership with Guilford County Schools and Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools, is sponsoring The Learning Factory Summer Camp for select students from those districts in grades 1 – 8. The camp for middle grades students was July 13-17 and the elementary school camp is July 20-24. Classroom teachers from the partner districts will lead hands-on activities in the SELF Design Studio as campers learn about story elements, phases of the moon, weather, character perspective and point of view, slope and coordinate planes, and the culture of masks.

To celebrate the campers’ projects, a Maker Faire will be held in the front lobby of the UNCG School of Education Building on Friday, July 24, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (One for middle schoolers was held last Friday.)

Join the campers to see the projects created during the Learning Factory Summer Camp.

UNCG’s School of Education was awarded the five-year, $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant furthers UNCG’s efforts to emphasize technology integration across all teaching fields as well as recruit, train and support more Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)  teachers. The grant was one of just 24 Teacher Quality Partnership grants awarded by the Department of Education.

Have questions? Email Christina O’Connor at ckoconno@uncg.edu.

Reposted from Campus Weekly