REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15 at 9:01 AM ET
Making With Purpose is about understanding and using the skills, craft, and art of making to foster a mindset in students as well as a skillset. This workshop teaches participants how they can incorporate a complete set of educational objectives into makerspace activities, whether low or high-fidelity, inside-or- outside the classroom. The workshops emphasize the concurrent development of skillset and mindset, i.e. attitudes, dispositions, and motivations for undergraduate engineers. This workshop is both for faculty who currently use makerspaces and desire to add the dimension of mindset, and to those who are considering the use of makerspaces and are interested in a complete set of associated learning outcomes.
How to participate in Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development:
- Register for your workshop
- Complete pre-work through a short video introduction and brief exchanges with facilitators and other participants (pre-work opens in April)
- Select a candidate project and examine how entrepreneurial mindset applies
- Attend your chosen workshop
- Develop, deploy, and assess project work over a span of up to one year with one-on-one coaching and consulting
- Share results with the Engineering Unleashed community
Additionally, competitive funding opportunities are available to those who successfully complete a faculty development program.
Through participation in the Making with a Purpose workshop, participants will be able to:
- Create a plan to incorporate EML into learning experiences by integrating makerspaces and/or making experiences
- Connect student learning objectives to projects/assignments involving making/prototyping
- Enhance traditional courses by integrating the entrepreneurial mindset through hands on making projects
- Develop creative confidence in students through hands-on experiences
- Develop familiarity with common makerspace processes and technologies
- Provide students a method by which they can bridge the gap between idea and realization through the creation of physical artifacts.
- Teach students how to utilize physical artifacts as a medium for communication and making connections
The deliverables of the program are to:
- Design and deploy a making-focused learning experience at their home institution
- Assess and reflect on the effectiveness of their making-focused experience
- Create a network of support as a community of practice, leveraging the KEEN subnet
- Report out and share their experiences and lessons learned with their workshop peers
- Develop a card on Engineering Unleashed that disseminates the faculty member’s individual project