District's Remake Learning Days Events
The Fox Chapel Area School District is proud to be participating in the the Remake Learning Days! Here are two events sponsored by our awesome Creativity and Literacy Program. Both events will be held at Kerr Elementary School. Everyone is encouraged to sign up to join in on the fun!
•In this hands-on workshop we will explore how to use maker-centered learning in the early childhood classroom in order to create a culture of learning. Participants will use assorted open-ended materials as learners in order to explore Thinking Routines and documentation and then unpack how to use these concepts as facilitators of their own students’ learning. We will discuss the characteristics of making that are already present in students and how to use them to deepen their discoveries. Participants will learn how to introduce, explore and extend ideas using Thinking Routines. We will engage with open-ended materials and loose parts, discovering ways such play can provide the basis for investigation and deepen children’s understanding. The workshop will be held May 20 from 9-11 a.m.
For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-centered-learning-in-the-early-years-agency-through-making-in-early-childhood-tickets-31321884600
•As part of the Remake Learning Days, Kerr Elementary School is hosting a Family Maker Night May 25, 5:30-7 p.m. This event is intended for children ages 3-8 and their guardians. We will be exposing children and their guardians to several different types of activities including, but not limited to, Drawbots, Sculptures, Pizza Plate Makey Makey Piano, and LED Jewelry. Each family will receive a children’s picture book to take home with them in addition to the objects they make while visiting us.
For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-maker-night-tickets-31321154416