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Teachers Tinker with Tools at the Amazeum

Posted by Alan on February 25, 2015 11:12 AM | (Not Filed) |

amazeum-logo-small.pngTeachers from Butterfield Trail Elementary and Happy Hollow Elementary, along with the Director of K-12 Science and Instructional Technology, had a blast learning alongside the Amazeum staff the "why" and "how to" tinker on Monday, February 23, in the Amazeum's Tinkering Studio! Most of the teachers had not yet experienced tinkering with their students. Click here to see a photo of the teachers.

This one day training provided teachers the opportunity to engage in tinkering through the creation of wind tubes and scribble bots, as well as have dialogue throughout the day about the components of tinkering, what facilitating tinkering looks like in the classroom, and how tinkering builds students' critical thinking skills.

Thanks to funding from the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation (FPEF) teachers were not only able to visit the Amazeum's Tinkering Studio, they will also be provided with the resources for all students in their 4th and 5th grade classrooms to tinker. In late spring, students will dive into the world of tinkering by making their own scribble bots. We can't wait to see what they
create!

To learn more about the work of the Foundation and the Amazeum, visit their sites: http://www.fayedfoundation.org
and
http://www.amazeum.org