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Wednesday, November 15 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Experience the Student Designed Live Action Portfolio: Open Studio

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In this hands-on workshop, you will experience what it is like to participate in a student-led open studio. It was born out of a desire to have a more integrated approach to curricular development. Classroom teachers began working collaboratively with technology integrationists, librarians, learning specialists, and art teachers to change their thematic curriculum to a student-centered approach. Students used the design thinking process to create a new format for presenting their learning to the larger school community. The process began by researching other open studios in the Boston area and developing a prototype for a new form of assembly. The open studio replaced the traditional on-stage performance and became a live-action portfolio. Students engaged guests of all ages from our community in interactive activities, presenting their third-grade journey through artifacts and original creations, and sharing the lessons they had learned about themselves as learners. The students defined their open studio as a “student-centered, creative atmosphere where we share and reflect on our experiences and journey through third grade.” See examples from the open studio and talk to the teachers that were involved. There will be time for questions and answers, as well as tips for implementation in your school.

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Sue Fisher

EurekaLab Coach, Meadowbrook School of Weston
I run a makerspace, the EurekaLab, in a Pre-K to 8th grade independent school in the suburbs of Boston. I integrate the makerspace into the curriculum, collaborate and co-teach with the academic faculty. We incorporate maker philosophy, design thinking, and PBL.

Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm EST
Silver Ballroom 3 (THOUGHT)